Category: Safety

March 15-19 is Poison Prevention Week

Poisonings happen more often than car accidents or house fires. Each year, more than 1.2 million children ages 5 and younger are accidentally poisoned and 44 percent of these are from prescription drugs and other medicines.  Of the oral prescription … Continue reading

Infant Deaths Prompt CPSC Warning About Sling Carriers for Babies

Those popular baby sling carriers have recently made the news.  While there are many benefits of these products for moms and babies – there are also dangers for children, especially children younger than four months of age. The U.S. Consumer … Continue reading

Snow play safety tips for parents

The snow continues to fall and many children are having a snow day!  Here are some snow play safety tips from Lisa Schwing, trauma program manager at Dayton Children’s. Wet and cold is always bad, so check on kids often … Continue reading

Don’t let your child get bitten – by frostbite!

The colder temperatures of winter bring about a host of problems we don’t deal with during the rest of the year. If your children aren’t ones for sitting in front of the fireplace to sip hot cocoa, but instead prefer … Continue reading

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