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Keep your precious cargo safe by using a car seat correctly!


Parents must be sure that their child’s car seat is being used correctly…we all have precious cargo! I read an study recently in the Journal of Pediatrics which really shocked me. A total of 291 families (81% of those eligible) participated. Nearly all (95%) CSSs were misused, with 1 or more errors in positioning (86%) …

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Protecting your child from bug bites


Protection from ticks and mosquitoes is important for your child! Today is beautiful, and I hope most of you have your children outside at some point!  Children both love and NEED to be outdoors.  Outside activity is an important part of a healthy child’s life, and it helps children get good and tired too!  I …

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Childproofing 101


Staying ahead of kids in order to keep the house safe is no easy task….some days I would have been better off wrapping my four in bubble wrap!   New parents have so much to do!  It seems the “to do” list is never-ending.  At the top of every parent’s “to do” list should be …

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Childproofing the bedrooms and living areas


You want your child’s bedroom to be a safe place for your child to sleep and the living area of your home where you will spend a great deal of time should be as hazard free as possible.  Removing hazards will allow your child to explore freely and safely.  Vacuum your home often because I …

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Childproofing the kitchen and bathroom!


Bath time is fun…but the bathroom is full of potential dangers for children!   There are few places in the house that you spend more time, and there are few rooms that are more dangerous!  The kitchen and bathrooms are areas that can be full of potential hazards for your child.  Take a look at …

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Childproofing the garage….and what about pets?


Prevent accidents when you can, but skinned knees are part of childhood…be ready with a first aid kit!  The nicer weather has all of us outside.  Most of us keep balls, sports equipment, bikes and other items in the garage that our children will be using.  We also have lawn tools, fertilizers, mowers, and other …

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Breaks, Sprains, and Nursemaid Elbow….oh my!


Nursemaid’s elbow is a common toddler injury…and this is one of the most common ways for it to happen! Unfortunately, sometimes childhood comes with broken bones, sprains or the common nursemaid’s elbow injury.  Best treatment for all three is staying calm, immobilizing the area and seeking medical help.  That bubble wrap sounds better and better, …

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Burns, Bites, and Bumps on the Head!


One of the first words many parents teach children is “hot”! Little fingers often explore hot curling irons, stove tops, fire places or other hot things.  About 40,000 children are burned each year and half of these burns happen to children under age 4. Burns hurt!  Of course the best way to prevent burns is …

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Are you a worry wart? Learn to stop so you can enjoy parenting.


  If you worry about what might be…and wonder what might have been…you will ignore what is. Anonymous I admit it, I worry.  I may even call myself a worry wart.  Over the years, I have worried over some pretty silly things.  Did it matter that my daughter wanted to wear a pink dress up tutu …

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So it is a little cold…get outside anyway!


The weather outside is frightful….well at least cold!  Looks like we will be having a winter with more snow and cold than we did last year.  I am a fan of snow, and even cold weather, it makes me appreciate the spring.  I am not a fan of feeling cooped up, and I remember those days …

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