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Safety Chronicles

Have You Heard of The Choking Game?

A new study is being released tomorrow by The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control that outlines how at least 82 kids have died since 1995 playing the "choking game."     Also known as the "blackout game," "pass out game," "scarf game, and "space monkey"  it involves children, primarily teens, trying to strangle themselves […]

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. […]

What’s Your Sweet Valentine’s Message?

Today my son reminded me that this week will be February 1st which can only mean that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Every year I find myself scrambling to find some small but clever gift to get him and my daughters.  I try to stay away from the sugar-laden chocolate but, let’s face […]

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.  […]

Keep It Light For Kids In Car Seats

As I was on my way to Boston the other day I watched my car’s thermometer drop from 12F to 4F and fondly remembered my years in sunny California.  When it’s this cold, all I can think of is wearing thermal fleece and warm wooly coats.  It’s every mom’s natural instinct to bundle her baby […]

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