Health and Safety

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The Truth about Milestones

The Truth about Milestones

As much as they try not to, parents put a great stock in the milestones advertised in doctor’s offices and popular parenting books. According to these milestones, a baby should be rolling over by four months, sitting by six months, ... - test

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How to Handle Hot Weather and Protect Children from the Sun

How to Handle Hot Weather and Protect Children from the Sun

It’s almost summer time and the temperature is starting to climb. As it gets warmer outside, you need to start thinking about how to best protect your little ones from the sun’s rays and heat. Young children are especially prone ... - test

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Early Signs of Autism

Early Signs of Autism

Autism rates continue to rise, and parents want to know more about what is causing the disease and how to identify signs of autism in their own children. While there is no definite answer about causes of the disease, there ... - test

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5 Simple Solutions to the Everyday Injury

5 Simple Solutions to the Everyday Injury

Kids who play get injured, and every child plays. If you encourage your child to be active and to try new things, she will fall down and she will get hurt. Dealing with these injuries often requires nothing more than ... - test

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The Medicine Box for Babies

The Medicine Box for Babies

A popular shower present from one knowledgeable mum to another is a box of medical supplies you’ll need once the baby is born and begins to suffer from the more common complaints of infancy and childhood. Pack all of these ... - test

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Handling Children in Heat

Handling Children in Heat

When the weather heats up, children can be affected more quickly than children. Of course, the first few days of warm weather bring out the spirit of play and adventure in children, but the longer you stay in the sun ... - test

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Fixing the Hurts

Fixing the Hurts

When your child is hurt, a strong instinct tells you that your job is to fix it – no matter what. This is why it hurts so much to discipline our children or leave them to cry if they refuse ... - test

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Caring For Babies in Winter

Caring For Babies in Winter

Of all the seasons, winter can be the hardest to work through easily with a baby. Harsh winds, cold temperatures, drying heaters and layers upon layers of winter clothing make even the more snow inclined parent dream of the tropics. ... - test

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Swimming Pool Safety

Swimming Pool Safety

Nothing beckons more than the clear cool waters of a swimming pool. If you have a child or toddler however, the swimming pool represents far more than a good time. It also can be extreme danger. Prevent accidents and keep ... - test

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Using Software to Keep Kids Safe

Using Software to Keep Kids Safe

If you, like most parents, can’t be around all the time to monitor your child’s usage of the home computer, but want to be sure that she’s staying safe around the clock, you can install certain software programs that will ... - test

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Sibling Safety

Sibling Safety

Unfortunately, most of the injuries that befall young children are caused by often over enthusiastic older siblings. Protecting your youngest from danger with their older siblings is a two fold attack, pardon the pun. The first step is to teach ... - test

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Safety around Strangers

Safety around Strangers

In modern society, it seems the close knit communities of the past have stayed in the past and today everyone is a stranger. When raising a child, one of the utmost areas of concern for parents is their child’s safety ... - test

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Protecting Your Child in a Fire Emergency

Protecting Your Child in a Fire Emergency

Few things are as terrifying to a parent as the thought of a true emergency such as a fire. A home fire can be devastating, but with careful planning you can prepare yourself and your children for the worst. Prevent ... - test

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Protecting Your Children from Abduction

Protecting Your Children from Abduction

It’s hard not to be afraid of the dangers of abduction when hearing tales of other people’s children being stolen from shopping malls, streets and even backyards. But being concerned is only the first step in protecting your child. Be ... - test

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Protecting your Child from Choking Hazards

Protecting your Child from Choking Hazards

Choking is one of the most frightening experiences parents hope to never experience. There are endless choking hazards for children and babies, and parents need to be proactive to avoid as many dangers as possible as well as being prepared ... - test

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Protect Your Child against Common Poison Hazards

Protect Your Child against Common Poison Hazards

Some of the most dangerous poisons are household items. Children between the ages of one and three are most at risk for poisoning. Toddlers are constantly exploring and part of discovery is putting things in their mouths. Protect your child ... - test

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Online Safety for Children

Online Safety for Children

There is no question parents want their children safe online, but in the dynamic world of the internet, many parents aren’t even sure what the dangers are much less how to protect their children from them. You don’t have to ... - test

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Playground Safety

Playground Safety

When you’re a young child nothing holds more appeal than the playground. Swings, slides and climbing walls beckon and your child is content exploring and playing on a playground for hours given the opportunity. But playgrounds can often have hidden ... - test

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Online Child Abuse

Online Child Abuse

One of the ugliest aspects of the internet are websites containing pictures dedicated to showing images of child abuse – both sexual and not. These acts, images, and websites are outlandishly illegal, but they continue to exist online. The number ... - test

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Learning to Baby Proof

Learning to Baby Proof

One look at the baby proofing section of a baby store and you can easily be overwhelmed. Cabinet locks, fireplace guards and crib rail protectors speak volumes about the future safety and well-being of your baby. Do you really need ... - test

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Car Seats 101

Car Seats 101

The most dangerous areas for babies are the two they spend the most time in – your home and your car. At home you can be diligent about maintaining her safety, but in the car, even with the best defensive ... - test

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Crib Safety

Crib Safety

Few babies come directly home from the hospital to a crib, but by six to twelve months, the vast majority have moved from their parents’ bed or the bassinet into the crib. Parents should take every precaution to be sure ... - test

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Cyber Bullying

Cyber Bullying

A new phenomenon is sweeping schools – a silent form of bullying that has children fighting, crying, killing and even dying. Cyber bullying is a very real threat to every child whether they spend time online or not. What is ... - test

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Baby Proofing 101

Baby Proofing 101

Every parent wants their child to be safe, and your home might be an unsafe place for your child. Cabinets of glassware, drawers of knives and scissors, coins and electrical sockets beckon to children as surely as the most exciting ... - test

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Boys and Safety

Boys and Safety

While all children have safety concerns, boys share many of the same characteristics when it comes to risk taking and acting on impulse. In general, humans are social animals and this includes boys. To impress friends or members of the ... - test

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Are Your Children Safe At Home?

Are Your Children Safe At Home?

Many parents struggle with the decision to allow their child to come home alone from school and to stay alone in the home in the mornings or afternoons. In light of the dangers surrounding many children today, this concern is ... - test

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Play Safely Outside

Play Safely Outside

For many of us, the day didn’t officially begin until we were able to toss off our school clothes, throw down our books and play outside. Today, the amount of homework and distraction of electronics have made outside play less ... - test

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Five Ways to Search the Internet Safely

Five Ways to Search the Internet Safely

It’s important to teach your children to use the internet safely as it is such a tremendous asset for academic and social purposes. The greatest danger for many children, outside of strangers, is when it comes time to search the ... - test

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Five Ways to Keep Your Child Safe Online

Five Ways to Keep Your Child Safe Online

Every parent wants to know that her child is safe online. But keeping her safe requires vigilance and monitoring on the part of the parents although taking certain steps in increasing monitoring and online security are easy ways to bump ... - test

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Protect Your Child from Dangers of Gaming

Protect Your Child from Dangers of Gaming

Often parents realize the dangers of their children visiting in chat rooms or sending instant messages, but feel relieved when they see their child playing a game on the computer or on their game console. What parents should realize is ... - test

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When Online Trouble Strikes

When Online Trouble Strikes

There is much discussion of how to prevent trouble online, but much less mentioned about what to do when it does. The internet is a huge playground filled with all manners of people and trouble to get into. When your ... - test

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Why Every Parent Needs to Be Concerned about Internet Safety

Why Every Parent Needs to Be Concerned about Internet Safety

With so many dangers pressing in on our children, it’s easy to feel blasé about the ones we feel we have covered already. Even if your home computer is safe, your child might still be in very real danger thanks ... - test

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Minimize the Risks of Online Predators

Minimize the Risks of Online Predators

If your child is online and does more than read the occasional information website, she or he is at risk for encountering online predators. Online predators are often portrayed as middle-aged men seeking sexual encounters with children or teens and ... - test

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How Your Child Endangers You Online

How Your Child Endangers You Online

When your child heads online, it’s not just herself she’s putting at risk. There are ways she’s actually putting you and others in your household at risk as well. Knowing about these risks can help you protect yourself and your ... - test

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Be Wary of Online Media

Be Wary of Online Media

There is a plenty of media about games, chat rooms and online profiles as potential dangers for children, but there is another source of danger far greater – and it’s the most popular activity on the internet these days. Posting ... - test

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Online Safety

How to Talk to Your Kids About Online Safety

It might not be as bad as the birds and the bees, but sitting down to talk to your children about online security is uncomfortable for many parents for various reasons. Some parents are uncomfortable because they full realize that ... - test