popular topics in health and safety

  • baby with pierced ears
    Babies and Toddlers
    Everything You Need to Know Before Piercing Your Baby's Ears
    As a mother of two young girls with pierced ears, I figured there’s no time like the present to outline what ear piercing entails when it comes to babies, toddlers, and older kids. Thinking about piercing your child’s ears? Here’s an A-Z gu...
    Rachel Sokol
  • is it okay to leave kid alone in car
    Car Safety
    Is It Ever Okay to Leave Your Kids in the Car?
    There are many things our parents did 30 years ago that would have them reported to the Department of Child and Family Services if they were to do it today. Sometimes I fondly think back to my childhood of freely riding my bicycle in the neighbor...
    Brittany McCabe
  • Little Tikes Tunnel and Dome Climber
    Best Toys
    Top 10 New Outdoor Toys for Summer
    It's time to stock up on summer toys for your kids! Check out these fun new summer toys and games that are sure to be a hit for yard and beach playtime. Also, search our Toy Finder for new ride-on toys and bikes for all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • How to make a wildfire safety plan
    Family Life
    Wildfires: How to Prepare Your Family
    Natural disasters, triggered by specific weather conditions, can leave a path of destruction and devastation in their wake. Hurricanes and flash flooding reveal just how powerful water is. At the opposite end of the spectrum is fire. The recent C...
    Steven Auger
  • Creating a fire safety plan
    Fire Safety
    How to Create a Fire Safety Plan
    There are over 100 wildfires currently burning across the U.S, most of them in the West. Many of them are threatening homes and businesses. No matter where you live, no matter the time of year, the threat of fire is real. According to Carrie Hou...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Babyproofing/Childproofing
    How To Keep Your Kids Safe in the Bathroom
    */ Rub-a-Dub-Dub: Bath Safety In and Out of the Tub Get Started HOW TO KEEP BABIES AND CHILDREN SAFE IN THE BATHROOM Did you know most injuries that occur to young children happen in the bathroom? Even with proper supervision, ...
  • Toddler Takes Sips of Wine and Beer
    Baby and Toddler Health Issues
    Is It Okay for Toddlers to Take Sips of Wine and Beer?
    Is it ever acceptable to let a two-year-old sip wine and beer? ...
  • baby sleeping in car
    Heat-Related Safety
    Preventing Hot Car Deaths: 6 Facts & Tips for Parents
    Every year, between 30 and 50 children in the U.S. die from overheating in a vehicle. Most of those deaths are the result of a parent or caregiver forgetting a child — usually a sleeping baby or toddler — in the car on a warm or hot day. You ...
    Erin Dower
  • Doctor examining little girl at hospital
    Contagious Childhood Illnesses
    10 Facts You Need to Know About the Measles Outbreak
    Since the beginning of 2015, the measles have infected more than 150 people from 17 states, with many cases stemming from an outbreak that originated at Disneyland in California and prompting the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to issue a pr...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Mom and baby sitting under umbrella at the beach
    Sun Safety
    Best Sun-Safety Practices for Babies
    The sun's UV rays can be damaging year round, even when it is cloudy or cold, and your baby's thin skin burns much easier than an adult's does. Follow these sun-safety practices for babies to ensure your little one stays safe in the sun throughou...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Growth and Physical Development
    Breast Buds in Toddlers
    Find out whether it's normal for a toddler to have breast buds, and whether a doctor's examination is warranted. ...
  • breastfeeding woman checking medication safety
    Breastfeeding Challenges
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers
    New Guidelines on Medication Safety for Breastfeeding Mothers Do you have concerns about breastfeeding while on certain medications? Good news: In the September 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shares its revised...
    Erin Dower
  • baby sleeping on back
    Caring for a Newborn
    A Guide to the New Rules of Parenting: Why Babies Can't Sleep on Their Stomach and More
    Parenting practices, trends, and tools are always evolving. If you're an expectant mom or grandparent who's more familiar with parenting trends from the disco era, use this list to catch up on today's written and unwritten rules of raising a baby...
    Erin Dower
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Diaper Bag Essentials Printable List
    A properly packed and well-stocked diaper bag is a must when you and your baby are out and about. Use this printable checklist to make sure you have all you need to keep your little one happy and comfortable while away from home. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Teething and Dental Care
    Your Baby and Teething
    Your Baby and Teething Babyproofing If you use a teether that contains gel, be sure to examine it regularly for cracking or other signs of wear and tear. Certainly teething may also cause some irritability, if not from the pain then from the pr...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    General Care and Hygiene
    CloudMom Videos
    Videos Breast Milk Storage Tips more videos from CloudMom What You Need to Know About Formula Feeding How to Set Up the Pack and Play ...
  • Close up of maquito on human arm
    Bites and Stings
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More
    Safest Bug Sprays for Your Kids: Protect Against West Nile and More West Nile Virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness that is spread through mosquitoes, and is a particular threat during the summer and fall months in North America. The Cente...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Car Seats
    AAP Issues New Car Seat Guidelines
    AAP Issues New Car Seat GuidelinesIn the April issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) now recommends toddlers be kept in rear-facing car seats at least until the age of 2, with smaller children remaining that way for even ...
    Lindsay Hutton