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Child Safety

Summer Heat – Never Leave Kids Unattended in a Car

While a parent might think, “It will never happen to my child,” sadly about 45 kids die every year from being left in hot cars.  The majority of these cases are due to a parent forgetting the child is in the car or the child playing in the car unbeknownst to the caregiver.  As the […]

Adoption: Myths and Realities

MYTH:  You must wait several years to adopt. REALITY:  The Adoptive Parents Committee (APC) has found that many members who make a reasonable effort in pursuing an adoption have a child in their home within 12-18 months. MYTH: The only way to adopt is though an agency. REALITY:  Legally, one may adopt though a government […]

Strangulation Hazards That Are Easy to Overlook

Over the weekend, a 2 year-old died after becoming entangled with an airconditioner cord and choking. The air conditioner was in a window six feet off the ground. It’s so easy to overlook the numerous cords and other strangulation hazards around the home. Here are a few to consider: Oscillating fans Laptop computers and external […]

Understanding and Preventing Sports-Related Injuries

For the past two years, my son has been involved in team sports through his school. Since then, I’ve stood on the sidelines at soccer matches, lacrosse practice, Little League playoffs, and flag football games. It wasn’t until he started playing football that I started to get nervous about injuries, so I decided to speak […]

Children Keep Out!

While baby proofing is critical, we are firm believers in teaching your children the word “no.” It is virtually impossible to create a safety bubble for your child to live in, nor would you want to. You will be visiting family, on play-dates or somewhere else where hazards will pop up and it’s just as […]

Have Safe Fun in the Sun with Your Kids

With the warm weather finally here, everyone’s thoughts turn to lazy afternoons outside. Well, everyone that is, except moms with kids who know that a day in the park or backyard means a forty-yard dash as you try to keep up with your children. And while summers are filled with care “free” days, they still […]

Pack Babyproofing into Your Vacation

The amount of time and energy it takes to pack for a vacation with kids makes you wonder sometimes if it’s even worth going. I usually start making my to-do list at least two weeks in advance, followed by my to-be-packed list. In the midst of packing, what most people neglect to consider is how […]

Summer Water Safety With Kids

As soon as the thermometer hits 70 degrees F, my kids are breaking out their bathing suits and grabbing their beach toys. Whether it’s at a friend’s pool or the local beach, summer days seem to fly by when we’re all swimming together. Having lived in California most of our lives, my husband and I […]

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