Category: Safety

That Next Step Up

Mary has hit the next car seat milestone – she’s in a rear-facing convertible seat.  Although her infant car seat would have let me keep her in until she was 35 pounds – my back couldn’t handle carrying her anymore … Continue reading

Mary See, Mary Do!

Mary has become an imitator. She feeds her baby doll a bottle.  She pushes her baby doll in a stroller. She puts on my shoes and tries to walk around.  She wipes her baby doll’s nose. She takes all of … Continue reading

Safe Storage, Safe Dosing, Safe Kids

In honor of Poison Prevention Week, this week Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report that found while the death rate among children from poisoning has been cut in half since the late 1970s, the percentage of all child … Continue reading

Safe sleep…getting the word out!

As a spokesperson for the media when it comes to child safety issues, you sometimes never know what you are going to be asked to comment on. Recently, I was asked to give our position and thoughts on safe sleep … Continue reading

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