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Safety Chronicles

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 […]

Child Safety On the Road – Traveling Safely With Your Toddler

   We all know by now the importance of doing at least some baby proofing at home but what happens when you’re visiting Grandma or another relative?  While it might never be as safe as your own home consider some safety tips before hitting the road this holiday season. Get ready for take-off Getting there […]

It’s Time for an FDA for Toys

Over the past week I have done several dozen news interviews about the toy recalls and how to choose safe toys for this holiday season.   As a child safety expert, reporters are hoping that I have answers for moms who are confused, frustrated and angry.   Unfortunately, there are no easy answers.   It started with lead […]

Will Moms Be Buying Toys This Year?

This past week, moms across the country have reached out to me asking for some advice on shopping for safe toys this holiday season.  I’ve also heard many of them say that they’re just not going to buy toys this year, that they’re afraid that if something hasn’t been recalled it will be in a […]

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