Kids' Safety

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Follow these safety tips for kids, on everything from summer safety to sports safety to car seat safety.
Every state in the USA has laws requiring some form of restraint for your child when traveling in a car. Restraints and car seats keep your little one safe and comfortable when making a trip, whether it's...
Your once-sedentary little sleeper is now becoming a mobile menace. As you look around your home, you suddenly notice all the sharp corners, exposed plugs and tempting cords calling out to your new crawler....
With so many computer applications out there and data available at the touch of a screen, you may not realize all the potential dangers of social media facing your children. Cyber expert Tyler Cohen Wood,...
According to the experts, when it comes to car seat safety, it's what you don't know that can put children at risk. That's why it's important to increase your car seat IQ, whether you're...
Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20. How many times do we wish we could go back and change a situation to avoid an accident involving our child? The great news is that with a little foresight most childhood...
With so many car seat options on the market, most parents just want to cut through the clutter and get down to what the safest car seats have in common.All new car seats sold in the U.S. must meet federal...
Yippee! Your son made the pee-wee football team. Woo hoo! Your daughter is the basketball captain. But along with the fun of sports camaraderie and important physical exercise comes the fear of injuries.Being...
Once you have kids, travel gets a lot more complicated. You can no longer just hop in a car in a new location -- now everyone must be belted into the proper safety seats. For families, this means traveling...
While chat rooms for kids present themselves as safe places for kids to connect, are they safe? While you want your child to use the Internet to take advantage of all the useful information on it, you...
After your child has been in a forward-facing car seat for a few years, you may be wondering when he can graduate to a booster seat. Safety always comes first when riding in the car, and with that in mind,...
Booster seat requirements are enough to make any parent's head spin, but it's an essential part in keeping children safe when traveling in cars. Make sure you know what to look for in a booster...
Pop quiz: What does the carton of milk in your refrigerator and the car seat in your minivan have in common? They both have an expiration date. Though you might have mastered your car seat safety class...
Infant seats. Convertible seats. Front-facing. Rear-facing. With so many options, choosing a car seat can be a daunting experience. What are the car seat guidelines for your child? Three certified experts...
While you may think you completed your child's car seat installation correctly, there's a good chance that it's not quite right. In fact, a 2014 study from Safe Kids Worldwide found that more...
Car seat stages can change quicker than you think, as they are directly related to your child's age, weight and height. Whether you're looking for a rear-facing, forward-facing, convertible or...
When our newborn is lying peacefully in her bassinet, it's hard to imagine that we, or their babysitters.
Does your family have a safety plan? How do you communicate that to your babysitter, nanny, or au pair? This re-useable, just-in-case checklist for babysitters and nannies will help your family keep track of emergency contacts, procedures, and health concerns when your children are under the watchful eye of your favorite caregivers.
Safety -- it's your top priority as a parent. But how can you choose among the seemingly overwhelming number of child safety locks available today? Here's a guide to help you choose what type of...
With all the news reports and even the playground discussions you hear, you're increasingly aware of autism. But do you know what to look for in your own child -- and what to do if you notice signs...
Is a front-facing car seat right for your child? Whether she's outgrowing the baby bucket or just hates not seeing you, your gut tells you she's ready for the next step. But what is it? There are...
Recently, a friend in Toronto shared an alarming tale: her two young children (ages 8 and 6 years at the time) were approached by a man who tried to lure them into his car with the promise of candy...
It's now a familiar sight: The two year old who can navigate an iPhone better than some adults.  My own three year old knows how to turn my phone on, scroll through the screens until he gets to the...
As a parent, you can never be too prepared. You've already got the extra pack of tissues and travel hand sanitizer at the ready for everyday messes. You've got a full change of clothes for your...
Bath toys, such as bright yellow rubber duckies, help lure your kids to the tub, but they also attract something darker: mold. If you've ever squeezed a bath toy and noticed a stream of watery, black gunk...
I started using the Piper NV home monitoring system a few weeks ago. My wife and I were looking for a way to check on our home (and our cat, Beethoven) while we're away during the day, or when we go...
About the CameraRetailing at $149.99 to $199.99, the Simplicam camera by Closeli has a fairly modern look with a black glossy face and silver stand. The stand and cord wiring are a bit bulky and awkward...
Fun summer memories are often filled with days swimming in pools, but those long, lazy days mean parents have to ramp up their vigilance about pool safety for kids. In one split second, kids can find...
If your kids are old enough to use a computer, you've probably wondered whether you should use parental controls to monitor their online surfing. Controls can keep children from viewing information...
You know that strapping your children in for every car ride is important for their safety and statistics back that up. For infants and toddlers, child restraints reduce fatal injuries by up to 71 percent,...
Longer days, lighter nights and more worrying. Yup, it's summer. And before your kids race out the door, you're doing all you can to protect them from sun, bugs, head injuries, etc.There's...
You just got home from a long day, and dinner is so far from being on the table, you may as well have left it at work. You need to invest at least some time in the kitchen to get everyone fed, but instead...
You're a parent, so you've probably heard the buzz about making sure to use BPA-free products to ensure your child's health and safety. But what does BPA-free mean?BPA stands for Bisphenol-A,...
If you're an expectant or new parent, you're probably being bombarded by impassioned, well-meaning advice from your mom, your neighbor and the UPS delivery guy. Bottle or breast? Disposable or...
Drowning looks nothing like it does in the movies. Trust me I know.Back in 2002, my husband and I were standing poolside when our 15-month-old son suddenly darted past us and headed straight for the pool's...
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