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Safety Chronicles

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 […]

Melatonin As A Sleep Aid

I count myself lucky that none of my children have ever had sleep issues.  I know this is not the case for many parents.  My niece, for one, has struggled with sleep issues for years. It has been a constant source of anxiety and concern for her parents.  Not only has it affected her academic […]

Hannah Loves Yoplait Kids!

I now have living proof that every child is different.  My first two, Spencer and Kelsey, are crazy about all fruits and vegetables.  While I’ve always served healthy foods, they just have naturally gravitated to them.  I will admit to having been rather smug when I picked Kelsey up from a party the other day […]

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 […]

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