Category Archives: Safety

Drink from the Sink?

Tired of buying bottled water, lugging it home and feeling guilty about the plastic bottle waste? Local tap water can be a great option provided your plumbing does not include older, lead soldering. Tap water resource from Environmental Working Group … Continue reading

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Martial Arts: Great Exercise for Kids

Channel your Kung Fu Panda, Karate Kid or Jackie Chan and keep safe. Information on kids and Martial Arts from the AAP here.  

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Baby Intel: the new generation montiors

There’s an article out today in Atlantic Magazine online about smart monitors for babies that Dr. Asta was interviewed for.

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Sports Rule!

Keep it fun and learn lifelong skills to stay active. Mix it up and participate in multiple sports until puberty to avoid injuries and burnout. Early specialization may not advance athletic goals. Take three months off each year in increments … Continue reading

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Baby Mani Pedi

Babies grow fast! They double their size in the first three months, and that means cutting baby’s nails every few days. The best time to do this is when the baby is sleeping because the hands (and feet) will be … Continue reading

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My Kid Ate a Bug!

I’ve been a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics since 2003, and I get calls and emails from reporters all the time, and this was a fun one to do. My Kid Ate a Bug Should I Freak Out? … Continue reading

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Button Batteries

Button Batteries: they’re in everything from toys to hearing aids to thermometers and key fobs to remote controls. Don’t let them get inside your baby or child. Always secure the screw to draws that hold button batteries. Keep them away … Continue reading

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Water Safety

Sun, heat, summer! Stay safe in the water with tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics Video about swimming and water safety is here. Print information about sunscreen, heat stress in children, pool, open water, and boating safety is here. … Continue reading

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Dog Bites

Teach all kids how to be safe around dogs. Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics are here.   https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Dog-Bite-Prevention-Tips-2016.aspx?nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token

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Social Media Resources for Parents

Looking for help and advice on setting safe online and media limits? Families can learn and develop house rules with help from the following resources: Common Sense Media Safekids.com American Academy of Pediatrics Kidshealth.org National Children’s Advocacy Center New York … Continue reading

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