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Small Turtles Dangerous Pet Choices for Children

Small Turtles Dangerous Pet Choices for Children Trisha Korioth They may be cute, but they also can be deadly. That’s the message health experts wish to convey to families with children under age 5 who might be considering small turtles as pets. While sale of these small turtles for educational purposes in schools is legal, the tiny reptiles do not […]

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What Your Babysitter Needs to Know

Before you walk out the door, prepare the sitter with the following information: · Make sure the sitter knows where you will be and how to reach you at all times. · Point out where the sitter can find the number for poison control (it should be posted in a prominent location). · Make sure the sitter knows what to […]

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Choking Prevention

Everyone knows that kids can get pretty excited about food they don’t get to eat on a regular basis, like Halloween goodies. So, it can be a good idea to know about choking and what to do during those times you are present while children are “inhaling” yummy treats like nuts, hard candy and other holiday foods. As we all […]

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Water Safety Tips

For Infants, toddlers, and young children: · To prevent drowning, empty all water from bathtubs and pails, keep the door to the bathroom closed and never leave your child alone near any container of water. · Use life jackets on boats at all times. · Child proof the swimming pool by enclosing it in a fence with a self-closing and […]

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Sun Safety

When spring time is here, and it is getting warmer outside, finally our kids can play outside! But if they are going to be out in the sun, especially on a hot day, they need to stay safe. The sun is a very essential part to growth on our planet. Daily, the sun is sending down light which includes invisible […]

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Helmet Safety Tips

Bike riding is a lot of fun, but accidents happen. Every year, about 176,000 kids go to the emergency department because of bike accident injuries. That’s why it’s so important for our kids to wear your bike helmet. Wearing one doesn’t mean kids can be reckless, but a helmet will provide some protection for our kids in case they fall […]

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General Child Seat Use Information

General Child Seat Use Information Buckle Everyone. Children Age 12 and Under in Back! AGE /WEIGHT SEAT TYPE /SEAT POSITION USAGE TIPS INFANTS Birth to at least 1 year and at least 20 pounds. Infant-Only Seat/rear-facing or Convertible Seat/used rear-facing. Seats should be secured to the vehicle by the safety belts or by the LATCH system. · Never use in […]

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Winter Sports Safety Tips

Winter Sports Injury Prevention: Millions of families ski, snowboard, and sled each year in the United States and especially in our area. These cold weather activities, which can be exhilarating, can also result in many injuries each year. By developing skills with a qualified instructor and supervising young children while they participate in these activities, you can help reduce the […]

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