Common Car Seat Safety Mistakes

Common Car Seat Safety Mistakes

Car seat safety is important for protecting your child during travel. This is why you should know how to safely install a car seat and buckle up as your child grows. Below are the most common car seat safety mistakes parents commit, and how to avoid them.Getting a used car seat without knowing its historyIf you’re going to get a used car seat for your baby, make sure that:The car seat has instructions and a label indicating its manufacture date and model number.The car seat [model] has not been …

Going to The Emergency Room

Going to The Emergency Room

When your child is injured or ill, there are times when you need to bring him to the emergency room. There, you can expect to receive care regardless of the time, day or gravity of the injury or illness. In some cases, the ER is the most appropriate place to receive care. When you need to go to the ER, you should know what to do once you’re there. Knowing the following information ahead of time can really help a lot.Finding the right ER at the right timeEven before you’re in a situation where yo…

Cosleeping and Your Baby

Cosleeping and Your Baby

In the US, the cosleeping or the practice of sharing your bed with your infant is a controversial issue, with regards to the child’s safety. Why people choose to cosleepAccording to some studies, cosleeping:encourage breastfeeding because it makes nighttime breastfeeding more convenient.makes it easier for the nursing mother to get her sleep cycle in sync with her baby’s.help babies fall asleep more easily.help babies get more sleep at night; since they wake up more often with shorter feeding in…

Alternative Medicine for Children

Alternative Medicine for Children

The words alternative medicine may bring to mind images of herbs, needles, chanting, and meditation. But actually, alternative medicine encompasses a wide array of treatments including: herbal remedies, meditation, etc. Though there is no exact definition of it, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) includes “any healing practices that are not part of mainstream medicine.” These ‘healing practices’ refer to procedures not widely taught in med schools or not usually used by doctors i…

Evaluate Your Childs Lyme Disease Risk

Evaluate Your Childs Lyme Disease Risk

Even though your child spends his or her time in your climate-controlled living room, he or she is still at risk of getting Lyme disease. In 2005, there were more than 23,000 cases of Lyme disease reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).To keep things in perspective, the risk of a child getting this tick-borne disease is very minimal – only about 1-3 percent. However, you should still consider other factors that may increase this risk. LocationMost Lyme disease cases occ…

Is Fluoride Safe for Kids

Is Fluoride Safe for Kids

Contradictory reports about fluoride have left mothers confused as to whether they should let their kids brush with fluoride or not.  The answer however, is quite simple: the little fluoride goes a long way.What is fluoride?Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found in varying concentrations in the soil and in several water sources. When used for oral health care, fluoride is given in two forms: topical (toothpastes, mouth rinses, etc.) and systematic (fluoridation of the water supply, and …

How to Prevent Ear Infections When Swimming

How to Prevent Ear Infections When Swimming

Summer means it is time for the family to hit the pool. However, swimming in public pools puts your kids at risk for several infections such as swimmer’s ear, or otitis externa. It’s a common childhood infection that occurs in children who swim or dive for long periods of time. Fortunately, outer ear infections can be easily prevented. For one, your kids can wear removable earplugs to help keep their ear canals dry. After swimming, the best way to dry your kids’ ears is to use a hair dryer. Avoi…

Knowing Your Child’s Medical History

Knowing Your Child’s Medical History

It is important to know your child’s medical history. In the event that emergency care is required, health care providers will ask many questions about your child’s medical history. Even an organized parent might not be able to recall details of the child’s history during a stressful situation.This is why you should keep a comprehensive record of your child’s health history on hand. This information can help medical professionals make quicker decisions and diagnoses during an emergency. The foll…

Web Pornography's Effect On Children

Web Pornography's Effect On Children

If there’s one thing people like about using the Internet, it’s the quick access to information that it provides. The problem here is that some people, like children for instance, may – and can access information that is not suitable for them. Like web pornography, for example. Critics, and especially parents, worry about the impact of web porn on children and teens. Investigators hesitate to look into the “validity of these concerns” and explore this issue, due to its “morally loaded nature,” t…

Autism and Home Safety

Autism and Home Safety

Home safety is an important issue for a family living with an autistic child. There are certain behavioral concerns to consider that may require parents to determine the proper safety precautions in the home to prevent any unwanted accidents for their autistic child. Here are some of the important points to deal with in trying to make a home safer for someone with autism. Placing Appropriate LocksThere may be some rooms such as the kitchen or the workshop in the home that may be restricted to ki…