Childproofing Your Bedrooms
Childproofing Your Bedrooms

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  • Ensuring furniture and equipment meets safety standards is an important step for childproofing your child's room.
  • Scanning your bedrooms for choking hazards and moving them out of reach can help protect your child.
  • Securing medicine and firearms is an essential part of childproofing your home.
Childproofing Your Home, Room by Room
Childproofing Your Home, Room by Room

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  • While the majority of childhood injuries happy at home, they can be prevented with a few simple steps.
  • As your child hits new milestones, you will have to continually childproof your home, room by room.
  • Start by childproofing the kitchen and bathroom(s) in your home.
How to Dress Your Baby in Winter
How to Dress Your Baby in Winter

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  • Cold winter months make it so babies need help regulating their body temperature.
  • As a rule of thumb, dress your baby in the same number of layers you would wear plus one.
  • Bulky outerwear can interfere with the proper fit of car seat restraints. 
Escape Artists: Keeping Curious Kids Safe
Escape Artists: Keeping Curious Kids Safe

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  • Giving toddlers the independence they want when they start walking can be difficult as they tend to run off.
  • Laying out guidelines and expectations can help you and your child navigate situations while still providing some freedom to explore.
  • Being aware of everyday household dangers and areas that are hazards for your child can help avoid disaster. 
Toddler Choking Hazards and Prevention
Toddler Choking Hazards and Prevention

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  • Food causes 60 percent of non-fatal choking incidences, with hard candy being the leading culprit.
  • Only serve children food that they are developmentally ready for and keep small objects out of reach.
  • You and any of your children’s caregivers should learn CPR and choking first aid.
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”

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