Category: Safety

Medications and Mistletoe

At Dayton Children’s, it takes a team to care for our special patients – and to keep them safe.  Recently, Reverend Cecelia Sledge, our  chaplain, asked me to share some tips with parents and grandparents about the importance of keeping … Continue reading

So much for childproofing…

My Mini Evel Knieval is at it again – or still at it – and probably will be for the rest of her life.  I know she is going to be independent and determined.  How determined?  I’m afraid to find … Continue reading

High-tech dangers

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I recently attended the Safe Kids USA conference. Lucky for you – I’ve got all sorts of things to share! This year, one of the main topics discussed were button batteries. In 2010 … Continue reading

There is no word for a parent who loses a child

A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. There is no word for a parent who loses a … Continue reading

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