Water Beads: Dangerous for Young Children

You’ve probably seen water beads in children’s toys and activity kits or used in sensory activities. These small beads are colorful and almost look like candy. Unfortunately, water beads present multiple risks for young children. Swallowing them can lead to internal injuries and even death if undetected. These beads are associated with thousands of emergency […]

Staying Warm in the Car Seat

You’ve likely heard that children shouldn’t wear coats under their car seat harnesses. That’s because each car seat’s harness is fitted to your child’s size and weight. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says that fluffy padding flattens from the force of a car crash, leaving extra space underneath the harness. A child can slip […]

The Hazards of Home Heating Equipment

Keeping your home comfortably warm during the winter months often requires the use of home heating equipment such as furnaces, fireplaces, or space heaters. Taking proper safety precautions while keeping your home warm this winter can help you and your family stay safe. Portable Heaters The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that portable […]