Category Archives: Safety

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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Spring Break

Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics for a great spring vacation are here.

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Zika Virus

The CDC has issued travel advisories for couples planning on starting or adding to their families and for pregnant women. The Zika virus has been linked to infections and birth defects. Women who are pregnant or may be pregnant should … Continue reading

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Car Seat Fitting

    Buckle your baby up right!   Schedule a car seat fitting close to home.      

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Scars: What to Do

How a wound heals depends on many things. Here’s how to help the healing process. Always clean wounds with lots of running water right after the injury. An infected wound doesn’t heal well. Cuts that are deep and gape open … Continue reading

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Baby Now and Zen: Medicine Cabinet

What should I have in the medicine chest circa 1940s? rectal thermometer absorbent cotton: one pound and toothpicks or toothpick swabs zinc ointment baby oil and cod liver oil These were suggested by Dr. Benjamin Spock in his classic baby care book. The … Continue reading

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Teething Necklaces

Necklaces made from amber beads are the latest trend. They allegedly reduce teething pain, although there isn’t any science to back up the claims. What pediatricians do know is that the necklaces pose a risk for choking and strangulation. Do … Continue reading

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