Firework Safety Quiz
Firework Safety Quiz

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  • Always have a bucket of water and hose nearby.
  • Children should never be allowed to light or handle fireworks.
  • Sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework.
Summer Safety Tips 2019
Summer Safety Tips 2019

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  • The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest for children and adolescents.
  • In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury-related death for ages 5 to 24.
  • Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4, and ranks third for children 19 and under.
Wellness Visit Schedule
Wellness Visit Schedule

Wellness visits are often called preventive visits, well-child visits, or well-child checks. These visits: help assess your child’s growth and development provide opportunities for questions and discussion At these visits, your pediatrician will work with you to prevent developmental and health issues before they start, and provide immunizations to protect your child from serious preventable … Continue reading “Wellness Visit Schedule”

Water
Water

Breastmilk and properly mixed formula contain the perfect amount of water for your baby. Additional water is unnecessary and can be dangerous. As your baby advances to taking other foods, small amounts of water can be offered. Discuss this with your pediatrician at well-visits. When using water to mix formula, follow instructions on the can. … Continue reading “Water”

Sun Exposure
Sun Exposure

Do not put infants in direct sunlight. Due to their relatively thinner skin, infants under 6 months should be covered to avoid direct sun exposure. Dress your infant in: lightweight long pants long-sleeved shirts brimmed hats that shade the neck When adequate clothing and shade are not available, parents can apply a minimal amount of … Continue reading “Sun Exposure”

Shopping Carts
Shopping Carts

Shopping with your baby can be a challenging experience. Serious injuries are quite common from shopping carts. Place the baby carrier in the deep basket of the shopping cart, recruit an older sibling to help supervise your baby if they must be in the shopping cart, or leave your baby at home when possible. Read … Continue reading “Shopping Carts”

Product Recalls
Product Recalls

Product recalls are meant to keep dangerous products off the shelves. Parents often encounter difficulty remaining aware of product recalls. Consider some easy tips to help ensure your family stays safe such as signing up for email notices to notify you when a product is recalled or visiting websites that maintain up to date information … Continue reading “Product Recalls”

Preventing SIDS – Sleep Positioning
Preventing SIDS – Sleep Positioning

Always put your baby to sleep on his back and on a firm sleep surface. Keep soft objects, loose bedding, or any other objects that could increase the risk of entrapment, suffocation, or strangulation out of the crib. Place your baby to sleep in the same room with you but not the same bed. Your … Continue reading “Preventing SIDS – Sleep Positioning”

Parenting
Parenting

Having a new baby can be an exciting time, but it can also bring new stressful demands. Parents quickly find that infants have their own personalities and start exploring the world around them at a very young age. It is important to make your home and your baby’s environment safe and nurturing from the beginning. … Continue reading “Parenting”

Pacifiers
Pacifiers

A pacifier may help to satisfy the need of sucking infants beyond their need to eat. The use of a pacifier at nap time and bedtime may lower the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Never put a pacifier on a cord around an infant’s neck, wrist or crib as this may cause accidental … Continue reading “Pacifiers”

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