Safe Kids Worldwide Sanus Report: 31% Increase in Injuries from Television Tip-Overs

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Every parent wants to know everything they can about kid safety. Toppling TV's have increased 31% over the past decade, which amounts to 13,000 children being injured every year in the US. To break that up in easier terms, that means that every 45 minutes, a child is rushed to the hospital for injuries from a TV that has fallen on them? Statistics also reveal that one child dies every three weeks from this preventable fatality. Reports estimate that 13,000 children are injured every year in the US, which is a 31% increase of the past decade. As … [Read more...]

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X-Ray Safety for Kids

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X-rays are a normal part of medical visits for children, whether at the dentist to monitor growing teeth or at the hospital for a broken bone. However, parents should know about the potential risks involved in x-ray exposure. Although routine bone scans are normal and quite safe, too much exposure can increase these risks.Here’s what you should know about x-rays and your child’s safety. How Do They Work? X-rays are short wavelengths of electromagnetic energy. When they are passed through the body, they are absorbed by bigger atoms like … [Read more...]

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Summer Fun Includes Good Supervision and Safety Awareness

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Some of us parents believe that we can prevent all accidents from occurring when it comes to protecting our children.  The truth is—we can't!  However, that doesn't mean that we should drop the ball and go to the other extreme of ignoring all summer safety rules. One important factor in preventing accident-related injuries is good supervision.  According to Derek Linklater, a pediatric emergency medicine doctor at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, parents need to be more aware of what their children are doing and their safety.  Do you keep … [Read more...]

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Is Your Bubble One of Protection or Suffocation?

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So when does it begin? That is, the bubble of protection we put around our children. From birth on instinct kicks in, and we become the mother or father of protection. We guard our babies from germs, accidents, strangers, dangers, you name it. Without such protection, a baby wouldn’t have a chance of surviving on its own. However, when does that bubble of protection end? More importantly, can the bubble of protection we put around our children actually become a bubble of suffocation? As your child grows, a good parent will naturally teach … [Read more...]

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