KidSafe Blog

Childproofing Garages and Workshops

The garage and workshop are two areas your baby or young child is best kept out of. Hazardous implements and poisonous substances abound in both. Never work on a car when a small child is present. If there will be times when your youngster just has to be with you, use every childproofing technique you [...]

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Tips to Help Prevent Your Child From Choking

Choking occurs when something in a child's mouth gets into the trachea (air passage) instead of the esophagus (food passage). The trachea becomes blocked and air cannot get into the child's lungs. Infants are apt to choke if they are given solid foods too early, before they are able to coordinate chewing and swallowing. Toddlers [...]

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Highchair Safety Advice

One of the most necessary pieces of baby equipment is also one of the most potentially dangerous. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in one year 7,000 children were treated in hospital emergency rooms as a result of accidents involving highchairs. Check the highchair you buy - or borrow - carefully. Be sure it has [...]

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Childproofing Your Child

You've childproofed indoors and outdoors as best you can. You've considered all the possibilities for trouble at home and away, and you're super careful whatever you are doing. The next step is to childproof your child through education and example. Talk to your child about safety as you go about your daily routines and activities. Use [...]

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Top Ten Measures to Take When Baby Proofing Your Nursery

The nursery should be one of the safest places in your home. You should feel confident that your baby is totally safe here.Move all furniture, including crib, away from windows. Also, make sure to use window stops to keep windows from opening more that 4 inches, or window guards to prevent a tragic fall.Secure all [...]

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Top Ten Ways to Baby Proof Your Kitchen

The kitchen is full of potential dangers to your child. Many of these dangers can be avoided by using the proper baby proofing products and techniques.Keep your dishwasher latched at all times. Add the caustic soap only when you are ready to use it. By keeping your dishwasher closed with a dishwasher safety latch you will limit [...]

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Preparing Your Children For Long Distance Trips

Traveling with the entire family will require knowledge of basic travel guidelines to guarantee that everyone stays safe and has a good time. You have to make preparations a few days before. Learn about the experiences of other parents and get some techniques that might work for your own children.You will realize that getting ready [...]

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Summer Safety Tips For Your Children

Children are always out for a great adventure especially when they’re in a new environment. Whether you’re taking the young ones to the beach, the forest or up in the mountains, it will help to practice a few precautions to keep them safe from the elements and guarantee a good time.Basic Sun ProtectionSunblock. Apply sunblock on [...]

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Keep Your Children Drug Free and Healthy

One day you’re holding your baby, and the next day he is a “tweener”.  Ah, the pre-teen years.  This is the time when children want to break loose from their parents and begin finding new friends, interests, and if not careful they may discover and experiment with marijuana.   So, what can parents do to prevent [...]

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Routines and Procedures Are The Foundation of Safety

Even the absolute best parents have somehow occasionally forgotten to snap the buckle on their child’s car seat, or had their jubilant little tike run out in the road, or seen him or her play around in a crowded parking lot. It’s natural--they, as kids, are experiencing everything for the first time and their unbridled [...]

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