• Preparing for Back to School
    10 Nut-Free Lunch Ideas
    Packing nut-free school lunches can be tricky! Whether your child has a peanut or nut allergy himself or his school has banned nut products because of widespread allergies, you can find some creative and safe options that kids will love munching ...
    Erin Dower
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    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
    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. ...
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    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
  • Cribs and Beds
    Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues
    Drop-Side Cribs Banned Due to Safety Issues Amidst numerous recalls, safety concerns, and reports of 37 infant deaths between November 2007 and April 2010, the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted unanimously to ban drop-side c...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Cuts and Scrapes
    First Aid for Scrapes, Cuts, Bumps, and Bruises
    First Aid for Scrapes, Cuts, Bumps, and Bruises Ouch! If the injury swells too much, the bump could signal a bone or joint injury. And, if the bruises keep coming too fast and furious, it could signal a more complicated medical condition. Bumps ...
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    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • Dealing With Bullies
    8 Effective Ways to Bully-Proof Your Child
    With the recent suicides of several bullied kids, and new anti-bullying laws taking effect in some states, parents are understandably concerned about their children being bullied. While there is no way to control what other children say or do to ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    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
    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 ...
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    Choking
    Top 9 Choking Foods
    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), one child dies every five days from choking on food, making it the leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under. The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labe...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Kids
    Home Safety
    Is BPA Hurting Your Kids?
    Is BPA Hurting Your Kids? What started as a concern primarily limited to plastic baby bottles has become even more widespread. The chemical Bisphenol-A, commonly known as BPA, has now been shown to be present in a wide array of consumer goods, in...
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    Toy Recalls
    Recent Children's Product Recalls
    Children's products are periodically recalled for healthy and safety reasons. When it comes to your kids' safety, the best defense is to stay informed. Here's a look at some of the most recent product recalls, as well as ways you can stay on top ...
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    Bandaging Wounds
    Bandaging Wounds
    Bandaging Wounds Bandages have three purposes: to keep wounds clear of infection, to contain bleeding, and to provide additional protection and support. Sterile gauze is preferable, but in an emergency just about anything will make a good bandag...
  • Activity Center
    Activities and Crafts
    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
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    Babyproofing/Childproofing
    Think Like a Toddler: 12 Babyproofing Steps You May Have Missed
    Outlets, stairs, and cleaners are no-brainers when it comes to babyproofing your home, but what about the not-so-obvious dangers in your household? This list highlights everyday items that can become threats to your child, and tips to keep your b...
    Lindsay Hutton