Playground Safety Tips for Caregivers

Playgrounds are great places for kids to have fun, enjoy some physical activity, and develop their social skills. But playgrounds that are not properly designed, constructed, and maintained can pose safety hazards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated for playground-related injuries […]

National Bath Safety Month: Tips for Parents

January is National Bath Safety Month, so it’s a great reminder to take precautions when bathing young children. Each year, an estimated 87 children die by drowning at home. Nearly two-thirds of these drownings took place in the bath. Tips for Preventing Bath Injuries The American Academy of Pediatrics offers several recommendations for caregivers to […]

Updated Child Safety Seat Testing Requirements

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently updated child safety seat testing requirements. The new rule is intended to improve protection during side-impact crashes. Safety advocates have been calling for this rule for several years. Prior to this change, child safety seats only needed to be proven effective in tests that simulated front impact […]