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Child Safety

Poison Prevention Week

This week is National Poison Prevention Week.   Poisoning is one of the leading causes of death and injury for children and it’s important to keep some facts in mind: Hazard: Toiletries and Drugs According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the leading cause of children’s deaths from poisoning is vitamin pills with iron.  Children […]

Washington State Gets Tough With Toy Safety

Three cheers for the state of Washington!  The state Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill on Friday that imposes the strictest guidelines in the country on levels of  lead, cadmium and phthalates in toys made and sold in the state.   While the powerful Toy Industry Association paid thousands of dollars to lobbyists to squelch the bill, […]

The Baby Proofing Debate – How much is too much?

I  just finished reading a blog from a woman who felt that baby proofing is nonsense.  She believes that parents are worked into a "frenzy of fear" and are talked into purchasing every available baby proofing item on the market to create a bubble around their children.   Her recommendation is to allow children to explore […]

One Million Evenflo Car Seats Recalled

Just wanted to get the word out that about one million child safety seats made by Evenflo are being recalled because they could fail to protect children from vehicle side-impacts. Seats affected by the recall are Evenflo Discovery child safety seat models 390, 391, 534 and 552 made between April 2005 and January 29, 2008. […]

The FDA Says “No” to OTC Medicines for Babies – Is It Time To Get Back to Basics?

The FDA today released a statement declaring OTC cough and cold medicines too risky for children under the age of 2 and warned parents to avoid using them ""because serious and potentially life-threatening side effects can occur."   This comes on the heels of drug companies pulling many of their infant cold medicines off the shelf […]

Can MySpace Really Protect Our Kids?

It was just announced today that a group of state attorneys general have teamed up with social networking site MySpace to form a joint task  force.  The goal is to better protect children from online predators and educate parents about the risks of social networking sites.   As part of this initiative, MySpace will now make […]

New Learning Software That’s Safe and Fun

Internet safety is one of the largest issues that we as parents face today. With all the information available it is often difficult to decipher what is “safe” for our children to interact with online, or even on the computer in general. Even when a game claims to be safe and educational, we find ourselves […]

What Marion Jones Can Teach Our Kids

Today Marion Jones was sentenced to six months in prison for obstruction of justice related to her steroid use and her participation in a check cashing scheme.  She will also need to serve 800 hours of community service.  The judge has required this service be with children and emphasize the need to tell the truth.  […]

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