KidSafe Blog

Downhill Sledding Can Be Dangerous for Toddlers

Infants and toddlers under the age of 2 should not participate in downhill sledding or tobogganing, even as a passenger accompanied by an adult.  The risks are many for a fragile young child of that age.  It is better to take your child for rides by pulling them on a sled or snow disk on [...]

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Product Recall Awareness

The recent spate of toy recalls is indicative of lax quality control at some manufacturers of products for children.  There are many product recalls every month, many of which go underpublicized. Product recalls are published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and by manufacturers, but these notices may go unseen by most consumers. It falls to parents [...]

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The Poison You Put In Your Mouth, The Dangers Of Toothpaste

Of all the poisons parents keep in their house, toothpaste would never come to mind. That’s right, toothpaste. We frequently get questions from parents wondering why this item is listed as a hazardous substance to children. Here’s why. The active ingredient in nearly all toothpaste is some form of Sodium Fluoride, a toxic poison. About [...]

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Keeping Your Children Safe on Halloween

Halloween can be a fun holiday for kids. What's your child going to be?  A princess, a power ranger, a super stealth Ninja? Or maybe something really scary, like Grandma in curlers. Whatever the character, in a few short days the community will come alive with little creatures of all sorts out having fun. But [...]

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Who Is The Best Baby Gate Manufacturer?

There are a lot of Baby Gates on the market from a multitude of different manufacturers. If you are shopping for one, it may be confusing sorting out which company offers the best quality gates. The simple answer is KidCo. They offer the highest quality, best rated, and largest selection of baby gates and extensions in the industry.KidCo [...]

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Car seats are often installed incorrectly

A simple act together with a simple piece of equipment can do wonders. There are children who have been involved in vehicular collisions and different accidents but have survived it all because of the safety provided by car seats. However, just as high as these numbers are, there is also an alarmingly rising number of [...]

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Install your car seat correctly

Merely installing a car seat does not necessarily guarantee the safety of our children. There are many mistakes that are often committed by parents during the installation and use of car seats. It’s good to find out if you are doing it right - or if you should start reinstalling those seats for your children. [...]

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Child Proofing Detergent Caps

New York Senator Charles Schumer proposes the need for child-proofing laundry and dishwashing detergent caps. He says that these pose a threat in the safety of young children as they can easily put the small caps into their mouths. Even a single dose of the detergent can put the child at risk for poisoning and [...]

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Holiday Cooking the Safe Way

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season and all those delicious feasts.The kitchen however can be a very dangerous place especially for the kids. Cooking equipment, most often the range or stove top, is the leading cause of reported home fires and injuries in the United States.A child can be seriously injured by hot [...]

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What to Look for When Buying a Safe Crib

If you’ve just had a baby or are expecting, you’re probably looking for information on the latest in crib safety standards. Because babies spend so much of their time sleeping, it’s imperative that the place they rest be safe. A crib will most likely be a child’s only bed until the age of 2 or [...]

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