Dangers of Vaping for Children and Teens

Dangers of Vaping for Children and Teens

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently issued an advisory for people. Specifically geared towards children and teens, the CDC advises to avoid e-cigarettes while officials from the state and federal levels investigate the outbreak of severe respiratory illnesses linked to the use of vaping, or e-cigarette, products. It’s important for parents…

National Dental Hygiene Month

National Dental Hygiene Month

Your kids’ oral health is an important part of their overall wellbeing. Teaching your children how to properly take care of their teeth and gums can help develop good dental hygiene habits that will last a lifetime!   National Dental Hygiene Month was first observed in 2009 thanks to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and…

Car Seats Save Lives

Car Seats Save Lives

Did you know that car crashes are the leading cause of death in children? The importance of making sure your child rides safely in a vehicle cannot be overstated. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Every 32 seconds in 2017, one child under the age of 13 in a passenger vehicle was involved…

September is Baby Safety Month

Keeping Babies Safe: Baby Safety Month

Each September, the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) sponsors a Baby Safety Month to educate parents and caregivers on the safe and proper ways to use products at different stages.  Baby Proofing  The JPMA recommends baby-proofing your home well before the baby comes so you can add baby safety gadgets to your registry or purchase…

All Eyes on Eye Health and Safety

All Eyes on Eye Health and Safety

The month of August is dedicated to children’s eye health and safety. 1 in 4 kids has a vision problem. Protecting your child’s eyes from physical harm and early detection for other eye health issues is key to keeping your kids’ eyes in tip-top shape!  Eye Protection One of the most important things you can…

10 Summer Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Summer is the time of year when it’s especially easy to eat healthy! Fruits and vegetables are in season and readily available. They’re also conveniently portable and make great snacks for your kids’ favorite summer hangout like the park, beach, or pool. Just give your fruits and veggies a good wash and throw them in…

Staying Safe in the Sun and Heat

One of the things kids love most about summertime is spending time outside and soaking up the sun. Being outside in the summer months has endless benefits for your children, but it’s important to recognize that there are risks and to know how best to avoid them.  Skin Care in the Sun The sun’s rays…

Summer Bug Safety

We all know that it’s important to protect our kids from things like the sun, dehydration, and drowning risks like swimming pools and lakes. But one aspect of summer safety that often gets overlooked is bug safety. Bugs love the warmer weather just as much as we do. But, a nasty bite or sting can…