Category Archives: Safety

Keeping your kids safe. Advice, product reviews, and more.

Car Seat

3 Common But Avoidable Car Seat Mistakes

3 Common But Avoidable Car Seat Mistakes As most parents are aware, a car seat is crucial for protecting your child while traveling. However, it’s surprising just how many mistakes parents make while using these safety devices. In fact, a National Safe Kids Campaign reported 4 out of 5 safety se ...
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Parents Of Walter Scott – Living A Nightmare

There are few things as horrifying to a parent as what Walter Scott’s parents had to go through recently. To watch as police gunned down your child, defenseless and in fact running for his life, is something no parent should ever have to view on a video. While the details of what happened will w ...
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3 Facts To Consider Before Buying Your Teen’s First Car

As a teenager, when you are trying to get your license, the restrictions that come along with it rarely cross their mind. Teenagers tend to focus solely on obtaining their license, leaving the restrictions as an issue for a later date. However, as a parent, there are a variety of factors you need to k ...

Free Range Parenting vs. Helicopter Parenting: Is There A Right Answer?

Helicopter Parenting vs. Free Range Parenting? Has parenting become so obsessive that we now trust no one, least of all the parents of the children, to raise their kids? All you need to do to answer that one is look at a recent case where a Maryland couple were charged with “unsubstantiated chil ...

5 Signs You Need To Change Car Seats

One of the first pieces of safety equipment you will buy for your child is their car seat. In fact, it is one of the hospitals requirements to take your child home; and with so many different car seat and booster seat options out there, how do you know what to use? For that matter, when do you switch ...
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A Surprising Emergency You Don’t Have To Go To The ER For

My two year old was just standing in the living room one day, fell with a sharp thud, then stood up quietly. Her head was split open to the bone. To this day I have no idea how it happened. In case this ever happens to your child, let me share a little-known secret my husband actually discovered that ...

3 Mobile Apps Your Child Should Avoid

Every day more and more mobile applications (apps) are being created. Unfortunately, very few apps have an age verification process. Therefore, it is important to watch what apps your child is downloading. Help prevent your child from becoming a victim by avoiding these three mobile apps. Whisper is a ...

4 Sleeping Issues to Avoid with Your Newborn

During the newborn stage, it’s easy to allow some common practices to be used just to obtain a few more minutes of sleep or quiet time. However, by allowing these practices you are only setting yourself up for sleeping issues with your child. Avoid these common traps by preventing these sleeping ...
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Baby on Board! 3 Things I Learned About Car Seats

Safety For Babies While Driving While I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first son, my partner’s parents offered to buy us a car seat. Since I drove a compact car, I was nervous about finding a seat that would fit into my backseat well and cautioned them about it. A week or so later, they foun ...

Which Places Host The Most Germs?

  There are more places in your home than you know where germs hide.  When you think of germs, you can be referring to viruses, bacteria and microorganisms of all kinds.  The following are places in your home that you may realize, or may not know about having germs in them. ...