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It can be a challenge for parents to figure out the right time to graduate a child from a rear-facing infant car seat to a forward-facing car seat, then to a booster seat and finally to no child seat at all. Learn when to switch the seat.
As curious young children discover their world, they learn to enjoy new foods and new experiences. But what they put in their mouths can become a choking danger.
Bicycle riding is fun and a great way for kids to get exercise and be independent. But it’s important to remember that a bicycle is a vehicle, and not a toy – and it’s important to teach your children some basic safety tips when they start to ride.
It’s more useful to think in terms of fatal or non-fatal drowning – and imperative for parents to recognize the signs of respiratory injury after their child has been under water.
Whenever you wade into a lake, pond, creek or swimming pool to splash and cool off, you run the risk of encountering microorganisms that could make you sick.
If you’re shopping online for a child car seat, beware of knockoffs that fail to meet federal safety standards. Counterfeit car seats have flooded the market in recent years, putting children at greater risk of injury in a vehicle crash.
Campaigns urging parents to put infants to sleep on their backs have saved lives, reducing the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. But one result is that more babies develop misshapen heads from lying on their backs all the time.
Babies sleep a lot, and new parents know little ones can fall asleep almost anywhere. But that doesn’t mean babies should sleep anywhere.