Hidden Holiday Hazards
Ready for the holidays? Don't forget to think about the hidden holiday hazards that can put your kids at risk for injuries, including dangerous toys, holiday decoration hazards, and travel hazards. Review these tips and stay safe this holiday season.
Many parents are unaware of child safety hazards that exist beyond drownings, car accidents, or house fires. Shopping cart injuries, TVs that tip over, and accidents on trampolines, ATVs, bunk beds all add up to common sources of injuries and deaths for children. Learn how to protect your kids from the hidden dangers that can compromise child...
ATVs for Kids - ATV Safety
Many factors override a parent's instinct about the dangers of ATVs for kids and make ATVs a good candidate for a hidden danger. Learn about ATV safety laws, ATV accidents, and ATV safety to keep your kids protected.
Chemicals in your Child's Environment
Learn about the hazardous chemicals in your child's environment that you should avoid, like mercury in fish, VOCs in paint, and radon, and other things that you may be confused about, including your child's from things like BPA and phthalates in the plastic products they use.
Drawstring Hazards - Hidden Dangers of Clothing with Drawstings
Clothing with hooded drawstrings or waist and bottom drawstrings can be a hidden danger to kids, leading to strangulation and entanglement hazards.
Hidden Summer Dangers
Although you should make every effort to keep your kids safe year-round, it is especially important in the summer when most kids are out of school. Review these summer safety tips to help keep your kids safe this summer.
Lawn Mower Safety
Learn more about lawn mower safety to keep your kids safe when you are mowing the lawn, including the ages at which kids can be allowed to use lawn mowers on their own.
Elevator and Escalator Hazards
While elevators and escalators are safe, reports of injuries likely suggest that while you may not have to think twice and use the stairs, you should at least think about your child's safety before letting ride on an elevator or escalator.
Winter Coats and Car Seats
During the winter, when many kids wear extra clothing, including sweaters and heavy winter coats, these extra layers can pose another 'hidden hazard' as you try to use your child's car seat correctly.
Pet Food - Hidden Danger to Kids
Dry pet food, especially dog food, is a choking hazard for young children. It can also be a hidden danger as a source of infection because of recent pet food recalls and Salmonella contamination.
Shopping Cart Safety
Learn how to keep your kids safe when riding in a shopping cart, although according to the AAP, you should look for an alternative to using a shopping cart if you really want to keep your kids safe.
Suffocation is a leading cause of accidental death in children. Learn how to keep your kids safe and avoid strangulation hazards, such as window blind cords, clothing drawstrings, and soccer goal nets, etc.
Hazards of OTC Medications and Home Remedies
An increasing number of reports about injuries and deaths from OTC medications should raise awareness that these products can be dangerous too, especially if not used properly.
Falling Televisions Hazard
Learn more about the 'hidden hazard' of kids getting injured from televisions falling on top of them and how to secure your furniture and TV so that your kids are safe.
Button Batteries - A Hidden Hazard for Kids
Learn why button batteries are a hidden hazard to children if they are swallowed.
Kids in Hot Cars Alert
Review the hidden dangers of gets being left or getting trapped in hot cars, which can lead to heat stroke and death.
Think Safety First - Avoid Common Dangers
In addition to the confusion of having a lot of people around, the breakdown in your usual safety plans can put your kids at great risk when you have visitors, like at a pool party or birthday party. Review how to keep your kids safe in these types of special situations.