Child Drownings Spike Across United States

With coronavirus forcing thousands of families to cancel summer vacations, swimming pool sales are surging as Americans look to their backyards for some socially distant fun. But with child drownings steadily trending upwards across the United States, safety experts are worried these aquatic staycations could turn tragic for far too many kids this year. Our […]

Baby Neck Floats: Safe Swimming or a Deathtrap in the Pool?

Driven by a surge in adorable photos on Instagram and other social media outlets, baby neck floats have become popular poolside accessories in recent years. It seems few parents can resist the thought of their little one drifting effortlessly across the water on a hot summer day. But according to safety experts, these donut-shaped inflatables […]

Parental Warning: Trendy Teething Jewelry Could Harm Your Child!

Most parents are willing to try just about anything to soothe a teething child. But according to a recent warning from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), you’d be wise to avoid one increasingly popular remedy — trendy teething jewelry that won’t provide much in the way of relief and could actually expose your […]

Keeping Your Kids Safe at Home During Coronavirus

While creating a safe environment for your kids in crucial at all times, there is a heightened risk now. You’re probably scrambling to find ways to replace your child’s daycare or school activities. If you’re ‘self-isolating’ at home because of the coronavirus, it’s difficult to focus on both your kids and work. “It’s a really […]

Is Your Children’s Bedroom a Danger Zone?

Given the spate of dresser recalls, your children’s bedroom could be like a ship’s cabin adrift on high seas pounded with gale force winds. If their room is furnished with Ikea, Home Depot or Safavieh dressers, anchoring furnishings to prevent tip-over incidents—which have been linked to many deaths and countless injuries—may not be enough. The […]

Contigo Recalling the Recall

Chances are, you’re one of millions of people who bought a Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottle over the past ten years. You may have returned it, along with 5.7 million bottles in the U.S. and about 177,000 distributed in Canada and Mexico, last August  2019. That’s when Contigo recalled its water bottles and replacement lids […]

No More Infant Inclined Sleepers

Products are constantly introduced to the marketplace, and others are phased out. For instance, infant inclined sleepers weren’t invented until Fisher-Price came up with the category over a decade ago. It’s tragic and mind-boggling that so many infant deaths have occurred in inclined sleepers. But not really, considering that the first sleeper came to market […]

Child Bathroom Drowning Injury – from Tub to Toilet

Besides scrubbing behind the ears, bathtime is supposed to be fun time. But the bathroom can turn into a danger zone so quickly.  Tragically, an average of 87 children under the age of five drown at home each year and 80 percent of those deaths happen in a bathtub, reports the Consumer Product Safety commission […]

Child Influenza Deaths this Flu Season “Harsh”

This year’s flu season is here and health experts predict it will be harsh, especially for young children. Children younger than 5 years old, and in particular those younger than 2, are at high risk of getting serious flu-related problems. Five recent child deaths blamed on the flu were reported during this 2019-2020  flu season, […]

Aquabeads Peel Top Layer Of Skin From Child’s Finger

Parents, if your child plays with aquabeads, there is a potential skin hazard. After playing with the stick-with-water bead toy, a child’s epidermis (top) layer of skin peeled from the top third of every finger. Not only is this condition painful, but it can lead to a serious infection. If your child has had a […]