popular topics in outdoor safety

  • Avoiding tick-borne diseases
    Tick Bites
    Avoiding Tick-Borne Diseases
    From Powassan to Lyme disease, ticks pose a huge health problem across the nation and parents need to know what to look for. In fact, according to Brad Leahy, Vice President of B.O.G. Pest Control, 2017 is predicted to be one of the worst tick se...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • family flying drone
    Entertainment and Activities
    5 Drone Safety Tips for Your Family
    Is your tween or teen asking for a drone for a holiday gift this year? You’re not alone. Otherwise known as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), drones have become all the rage for kids and adults alike, due to their increasing affordability, advan...
    Haden Kirkpatrick
  • Kids
    Heat-Related Safety
    Hot Tubs and Infants
    It is not safe to bring a five-month-old into a whirlpool or jacuzzi-type bath that has a high temperature. ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • Toddler playing with garden hose outside
    Outdoor Safety
    10 Simple Steps to Avoid Summer Hazards
    Warm weather and schedule-free days make summer the most relaxing time of year, but it can also pose some hazards if you aren't careful. Keep your kids and family safe during these carefree days with this simple summer safety guide. And don't for...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Pool Safety
    Reviving Someone Who Has Drowned or Swallowed Water
    Reviving Someone Who Has Drowned or Swallowed Water First Things First Babies are particularly vulnerable to drowning incidents, even in wading pools because they sometimes don't have enough strength to pick up their heads. If you must perform ...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Family of four hiking along trail
    Tick Bites
    6 Tips to Avoid Ticks
    Ticks are small, eight-legged bugs, usually brown or black in color. They are the second leading carrier of diseases to humans, second only to mosquitoes. Warm summer weather makes ticks more active, so it is important to be extra vigilant when s...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Sun Safety
    No Such Thing as "Sunblock": Labeling Rules for Sunscreens
    No Such Thing as "Sunblock": Labeling Rules for SunscreensDid you know the words "waterproof," "sweatproof," and "sunblock" can no longer be used on sunscreen labels? Recent rules implemented by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are aim...
    Erin Dower
  • Sun Safety
    Safest Sunscreens for Kids
    Are you looking for a natural, mineral-based sunscreen for your child? The EWG recently updated their list of best chemical-free sunscreens for 2016. Check out this list of the top picks, and use our sunscreen guide for all ages to find a product...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Playground Safety
    Safe Surface Materials for Playgrounds
    Safe Surface Materials for Playgrounds Gadget Guide Permanent rubbery mats are typically installed over concrete or asphalt as a foundation. Loose fill, like wood chips or gravel, however, should never be installed on concrete or asphalt. Safety...
  • Young football players line of scrimmage
    Head Injuries
    Young Athletes at Risk for Concussions
    If your child plays an organized sport, you know the importance of wearing a helmet. But, new reports show your child's risk of getting a concussion are higher than ever before. Do you know what signs and symptoms to look for if your child suffer...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Sun Safety
    Your Guide to Sunscreen for All Ages
    Your Guide to Sunscreen for All Ages Do you know what to look for in a sunscreen? Whether your little one has fair or dark skin, the right sunscreen is essential to help protect against sunburn and harmful UVA and UVB rays. Follow these important...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Water Safety
    Safe to Swim? How to Prevent Recreational Water Illness
    Safe to Swim? How to Prevent Recreational Water Illness There's no better way to cool off on a hot day than with a swim. Swimming is a great way for kids to stay active and have fun during summer vacation, but it comes with some risks, too. Wheth...
  • Kids
    Pool Safety
    Swimming Rules
    Swimming Rules Whether in a pool, a lake, or the ocean, many of the same basic rules apply: Teach your child never to swim anywhere alone. (That's good advice for adults, too.) Always have school-age children supervised by a lifeguard or other ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Kids
    Heat-Related Safety
    Keeping it Cool: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses in Kids
    Keeping it Cool: Preventing Heat-Related Illnesses in Kids With summertime right on the doorstep, most kids are looking forward to sunshine and outdoor activities. And while many parents are well-versed on the importance of sunscreen and skin pro...
    Lindsay Hutton