Category: Safety

February is Burn Awareness Month

| February 7, 2021 | 13 Comments

February is National Burn Awareness Month. Although it may seem like an obvious thing to be aware of and an easy injury to avoid, more than two million Americans are treated for serious burn injuries each year, and a good number of those burn victims are children. Children account for between 10 and 15 percent […]

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Holiday Tips to Stay Safe

| December 13, 2019 | 62 Comments

December is bursting with festivities, and with those festivities are often alcoholic beverages. It’s fine for you to have a few drinks, of course, and drinking moderately can help set a good example for your children of appropriate and responsible alcohol usage. Of course, every year we hear of injuries and fatalities caused by drinking […]

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September is Baby Safety Month: What Not to Buy

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

September is Baby Safety Month, and with a few days left, it seems like a great time to talk about ways to keep our littlest sons, daughters, nieces, nephews and godchildren healthy and safe. If you know a mom-to-be with a baby shower coming up, or if a new baby has recently arrived in your […]

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How To Keep Your Kids Safe On Halloween

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Halloween is fast approaching. As fun as it is for kids, it can be just as stressful for parents trying to keep their kids safe. Trick or treating usually occurs between 5:30 pm. and 9:30 p.m. This means that by the time most families head out the door, it’s pretty dark out which poses many […]

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Halloween Safety Tips

| October 23, 2013 | 10 Comments

The night when little ghouls and goblins will be out trick-or-treating is coming up, and if your kids are anything like mine, they’ve been planning their costumes for some time. Halloween should be about fun and a bit of spookiness, but most of all, it should be a safe evening for all. Before you head […]

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Summertime Car Safety Tips

| June 13, 2013 | 4 Comments

Unfortunately, ever summer brings tragic and heartbreaking stories about children left alone in vehicles. You already know the dangers of leaving a child in a car during the summer; the inside temperatures can skyrocket in a matter of minutes, with dangerous – and sometimes deadly – consequences. While summer is winding to a close, it’s […]

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Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

| March 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

It’s that time of year again… time to open the windows and beat the dirt, grime and dust of winter out of the house, a practice commonly known as “spring cleaning.” Actually, spring cleaning used to be very important in the “old days,” when people had stoves for heat that tended to make everything sooty. […]

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Bounce House Safety Tips

| March 19, 2013 | 5 Comments

As the weather warms up and kids start having outside birthday parties again, you’re likely to see some bounce houses in people’s backyards. These can be great fun, and allow children to bounce as though they are on trampolines, but in the relative safety of an enclosed structure. Did you know, though, that an average […]

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Kids and Lawn Care Safety

| March 11, 2013 | 7 Comments

Pretty soon, it will be time to start the task of mowing your lawn every week or two, depending on where you live, how much rain you get, how warm it is and other considerations. Spring is also the time to begin planting flowers and vegetables and tending the garden. You may be wondering when […]

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Ice Skating: Tips to Stay Safe and Have Fun

| January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Are the ponds and lakes frozen over where you are? One of the wintertime pleasures of those living in cold climates is ice skating! I have fond memories of skating on a local pond when I was younger. Of course, those of us living in warmer areas can still go skating at ice rinks, but […]

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