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Child Safety Demonstration Shows Dangers of Hot Cars

dangers of hot cars for children

According to experts, each year an average of 37 children die from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside vehicles. In a memorable demonstration, Los Angeles police officers gathered with local representatives and set up two cars – one with the windows closed and one with them cracked – to demonstrate just how fast each car -->

Live Injury-Free

Live Injury-Free

There’s a critical health threat that deserves our attention: preventable, serious and life-threatening injuries.  Accidental injury is the #3 leading cause of death for people of all ages. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), preventable deaths rose by 10% in 2016. Injuries don’t discriminate. It’s very likely that you or someone you know has -->

7 Safe-Driving Apps for Teen Drivers and Parents

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teens. Drive safely by downloading one of these safe driving apps: Text Arrest: This app disables texting and e-mail on smartphones while the car is in motion. The app locks the phone’s screen so no texts or emails can be sent or read while driving. The -->

Everything You Need to Know About the Dangers of Lead Poisoning

What is Lead Poisoning? Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over a period of months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health and developmental problems. Young children under 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely impact their mental and physical development. At very -->

Parallel Parking Tips

For new drivers, parallel parking can be one of the most difficult things to do as a driver. Here are some parallel parking tips for inexperienced drivers or experienced drivers who may be a little rusty: • Practice with cones or large boxes. • If you’re uncomfortable with your angle of approach, pull back out -->

The 10 Most Dangerous Toys for Kids

Thanksgiving has ended and the Christmas shopping season is officially under way. If you’re shopping for little ones this season, make sure to avoid purchasing theses most dangerous toys for kids: 1. Air Storm Firetek Bow: This toy is a potential hazard for eye injuries. It is sold at Walmart and Amazon.com. The products lists -->

Does Your Family Have a Winter Home Emergency Kit?

Winter is approaching and you likely have all sorts of things in your home right now that would serve you well in an emergency, but do you have them ready? Creating a home emergency kit can be mean life or death, in some situations. Here are some simple tips of you can start an emergency -->

Six Cold Weather Safety Tips

Winter is near! Here are seven safety tips to help you prepare for and stay safe during colder temperatures: 1. Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. 2. Bring the pets indoors! 3. Avoid frozen pipes – run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent them from freezing. Keep the thermostat at the -->

Protecting Your Kids from Burns and Scalds this Thanksgiving

It’s almost Thanksgiving! That means lots of cooking for your family and loved ones. Keep those little ones safe and away from the stove this Thanksgiving by following these simple safety tips: 1. Teach kids to stay out of the kitchen and to play in a separate room when you are cooking for the big -->

Preventing Backover Accidents

The government has only recently started to track the number of children injured or killed in non-traffic related accidents, such as driveway backovers. In 2009, the NHTSA released a report that estimated an average of 292 fatalities and 18,000 injuries occur each year as a result of backover accidents. What Can You Do as a -->

Top Car Seat Mistakes

It’s not uncommon for parents to make a handful of mistakes when it comes to car seats and car seat installation. As a parent, you may not even realize you are making these mistakes. To help, here are the top car seat mistakes parents make: 1. Moving Your Child Out of a Booster Seat Too -->

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner! You may have already picked out your child’s costume, carved your pumpkin, and bought all your Halloween candy for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, but have you prepared your kids for safe trick-or-treating?Here are some simple safety tips for choosing the right costume, carving pumpkins with your kids, and trick-or-treating:Costume Safety:• -->

Car Seat Installation: It’s Time We Get it Right

Check out this silly video from Buckle Up for Life. It’s their campaign to raise awareness on proper child passenger safety. Find the right seat, learn how to install, and get help in your area. http://buckleupforlife.org/about-the-campaign/ Avoid these 10 most common mistakes parents make when it comes to car seat installation by following these simple -->

Parents: Speak Early, Speak Often about Teen Driving Safety

Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths in New York State. An involved parent can help cut a teen’s risk in half. As a parent, you have the greatest influence over your teen’s driving. Take these steps to talk with your teen about driving safety: • Speak Early about Driving Safety: Speak about -->

10 Deadly Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

1. Risk Taking: it’s important to know that it can happen to you. Having the mindset that it will never happen to you or you are too smart to make a stupid decision are excuses we hear all too often. Car crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for people ages 15 to -->

Backpack Safety Tips for the Back to School Season

It’s important for parents to make safety a priority when shopping for school backpacks for their kids. About 6,000 children are injured each year from wearing an inappropriate backpack, according to a senior occupational therapist at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Here are some tips on how to select the best backpack for your child: • -->

Driving with Kids: 5 Ways to Save Your Child’s Life

While you may not have control over other driver’s actions, you can take certain safety precautions to make sure your little one is protected in an accident: Buckle Up: Believe it or not, some people still do not use seat belts to secure themselves or their children. In 2011, among fatally injured passenger vehicle occupants, -->

New Technology Lets Parents Set Controls for Teen Drivers

With teens heading back to school, many parents fear letting their teens drive themselves to school. Fatal crashes are the leading cause of death among Americans ages 15-20. New technology may set those parents’ minds at ease this coming school year. Ford and General Motors have taken two approaches to allowing parents to have some -->

8 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe from Allergic Reactions at School

1.    Be Well Informed: Some states have standing food allergy/management guidelines. If you live in a state that does, your child’s school will have allergy management policies in place. Familiarize yourself with them.2.    Meet with Your Child’s Allergist or Pediatrician: Work with your child’s allergist or pediatrician to get a letter than states the precautions -->

Car Seat Safety – Avoiding the 10 Most Common Mistakes

Installation of a car seat is extremely important. Here are the top 10 most common mistakes when installing or purchasing a car seat and here are ways on how you as a parent can avoid them: 1.    Getting a used car seat without researching it’s history: If you’re considering a hand-me-down car seat for your -->