PCG Kids Summertime

Staying Safe in the Summer Sun

It’s that time of year again: beach trips, pool days and fun in the sun. Enjoying the longer days together as a family, outdoors, is one of this season’s greatest pastimes. While soaking up the extra time together make sure you stay mindful of the effects the sun can cause without proper sun protection. Just…

Keeping Kids Safe Online

Keeping Kids Safe Online

The Internet can be a great tool. It’s often where we turn for entertainment, shopping, learning, and keeping up with friends. But, the Internet can also be a scary place for kids. Our children are faced with a whole new set of dangers that older generations never had to deal with the availability of online…

National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month

Donating blood saves lives and historically, the winter months have been some of the most challenging times of the year to meet the demands of patients who require donated blood. That’s why January has been designated as National Blood Donor Month since 1970 and this year marks the occasion’s 50th year.   Why It’s Important…

Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Month: Care and Prevention

November is National Diabetes Month. The ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of diabetes can help your child get diagnosed early, which in turn increases their chance of a better outcome through childhood and into adulthood.    There are 2 different types of diabetes that children can be affected by:   Type 1 Previously…

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 level investigate the outbreak of severe respiratory illnesses linked to the use of vaping, or e-cigarette, products. It’s important for parents…

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…