KidSafe Blog

Toddler survives fall from tall building

This week in Minnesota a young boy miraculously survived a fall from the balcony of his 11th floor apartment. He had squeezed between the bars on his balcony railing which were 5 1/2" apart. The modern building code specifies that the space between railing bars should not be larger than 4".  Every year there are [...]

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Mother's Day Sale

KidSafe is honoring mother's everywhere with a Mother's Day Sale. Save 15% on everything all month long. Use coupon code MOM15 at checkout.

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Top Toys To Avoid For Small Kids

Don't give your child toys that have small parts that can be swallowed or become lodged in a child's windpipe, ears or nose, such as doll accessories, small snap-together blocks or beads or puzzles with small pieces. While there is a "cylindrical choke-test tube" with a regulation size of 1-3/8 inches in diameter, children have [...]

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Toy Chest Safety Tips

The best storage for toys is low, open shelves on which your child can see and reach everything easily. Be sure they're mounted low enough so the child doesn't have to climb to get a toy.Check whatever shelves, chests or containers you may use for sharp corners and rough edges. If any are present make [...]

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Return of the Child Proof Light Switch Guards!

One of our most popular products is back and available for purchase, the Child Proof Light Switch Guard. Made of durable acrylic, this device mounts using existing screw holes not unreliable adhesive like other models. We currently have two styles available, Standard and Decorative.  The Standard Style fits traditional light switches. Where as the Decorative Style fits modern rocker [...]

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Safe Shopping Trips With Kids

Though obvious, it is important to remember, never leave children alone in public. And do not depend on an older child younger than 9 or 10 to watch a younger child. Though dependable, a child under the age of 9 seldom has the wherewithal to cope with all situations.A fairly recent concern for some parents [...]

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Recalled Children's Products

A recent study revealed that recalls of unsafe products are on the rise, and that deaths associated with these recalls is also on the rise. It estimated that the percentage of products that are replaced or retrofitted during a recall is a paltry 5 to 10%. Here are some steps to remedy this: Always fill out [...]

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Wild Plant Safety Tips to Teach Your Children

Stress the importance of never tasting anything growing in the woods including leaves, twigs, berries and mushrooms.Learn what poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac look like and show your child samples or pictures of all 3. Teach the old adage, "Leaflets 3, let it be," regarding poison ivy and poison oak. Also show your [...]

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Restaurant Highchair Safety

At a regular lunch spot of mine, I have recently come across two instances of the mis-use of highchairs for kids. The small kids were not strapped in and were able to stand up and move around within the chair. This greatly increases the odds of the chair tipping over or the child falling out [...]

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Protecting Your Children From Electricity

Babies and young children seem to be drawn to electricity as steel is to a magnet. They want to poke into outlets, pull and chew on cords and push and jiggle switches - all of which can result in electrical shock and/or serious bruises and contusions. Mouth burns from a child chewing on a plugged [...]

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