KidSafe Blog

Traveling? Make Sure To Baby-proof Your Hotel Room

There’s really no such thing as completely baby-proofing anything, but that doesn’t mean we can skip conscientious steps to protect our children. To a baby, everything in a hotel room is interesting! There’s new furniture and electronics and hanging curtain cords, and the list goes on. Here’s a quick rundown on baby-proofing a hotel room.

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Flying With Children: TSA's Rules Pertaining to Kids

Did you know the TSA has special rules for kids at airport checkpoints? Agents are expected to treat your kids with respect and to do what they can to make the process smooth for you and your kids. There are rules in place to ensure this. Here’s one of those rules: TSA agents can never [...]

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Choosing Toys Appropriate for Your Child's Age

Playtime is important to your child's development. One thing you can do to enhance that developmental playtime is to provide safe toys for kids. Your child's age plays a large role in determining what toys are safe for him or her to play with.InfantsBabies love to play with and consider everything they can get their [...]

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Guide to Creating The Perfect First Aid Kit For Your Family

Let’s just assume everyone knows the importance of keeping a first aid kit in the home. That’s a given. It’s especially important now when we’re heading into Atlantic hurricane season, rolling tornado seasons across the country, and dangerous heat waves.Consider the first aid kit that you may have:Is it within easy reach – in a central location?Is [...]

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Carbon Monoxide Alarm Guidelines

Let's start with the most important reminder: smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms are not the same thing. One cannot do the job of the other. Every home needs both.Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: The DangersEvery year, emergency rooms treat several thousand people for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. About 170 people die each year from it.Carbon monoxide is colorless, [...]

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Top 10 Things to Check when Moving into a New House

Your baby’s growing – is your family getting too big for your house? If you’re getting ready to move, it’s a great opportunity to do a floor-to-ceiling check before you sign on the line or before you move all your stuff in.Here are the top ten things to check before you move into a new [...]

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Basics of Keeping Your Kids Safe at Home

Making sure that your kids stay safe and healthy is a big part of raising them. Most of the time, a lot of effort is put in to make sure that they go to the best schools and daycare centers - which is good, of course. But before anything else, every parent must not forget [...]

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Helpful or Hinderance: How Safe Are Baby Walkers?

As your infant begins to crawl, you might be considering getting them a walker. But are baby walkers safe? Not according to the experts. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for a ban on the manufacture and sale of baby walkers with wheels in the United States. Why?Kids Walkers Cause InjuriesBaby walkers [...]

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Common Child Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Parents know that it is impossible to keep their children completely safe at all hours of the day. However, with the right information and proper care, it is possible to avoid many of the most common preventable injuries in children. By knowing what the most common injuries are and practicing common sense prevention measures, you [...]

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Safe Storage Practices for the Home

Kids are born with an innate and insatiable curiosity. As soon as they can crawl or climb, they’re off exploring. That means opening drawers, cabinets, and storage bins as soon as they know they can. That is why safe storage is such an important part of child safety. To make sure you keep your kids [...]

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