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Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Cyber Safety & Your Kids

Monday, November 14th, 2011

I recently saw a young teenager for her check up and we were discussing whether she had a cell phone or a computer, and if so, did she have rules for their use?  Her mother had stayed in for the entire visit (her daughter had said, “sure she can stay”) and the daughter promptly explained to me that she and her parents had discussed the rules prior to her getting a cell phone. (more…)

Trick or Treat Safety Tips

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Trick or Treat! Yes, it’s almost time for little ones to dress up in costume and travel the streets searching for free candy. Fun and safety should go hand in hand on this special night. (more…)

Finger Foods & Choking Dangers

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

I get a lot of questions both in my office and via email about beginning children on table foods.  In reality, as your 9 – 12 month old child begins to eat soft table foods there really are no foods that are off limits. (more…)

B.O.B. Strollers Recalled, Choking Hazard

Monday, October 17th, 2011

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled a popular baby stroller, due to possible choking hazards. The recall involves B.O.B.® single and double strollers. (more…)

Stay Safe This Halloween

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Halloween is two weeks away and a study just released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention confirms what many parents already know…trick-or-treating may sometimes lead to unfortunate accidents. (more…)

The Danger in BPA Bottles

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

I recently received an email from a parent who’s 4 year old son is a patient of mine, and she is pregnant and due with a baby girl in the next month. On top of all of that she is also a pediatrician. At any rate, her question was regarding BPA (bisphenol A) in bottles, and whether I thought she should throw out bottles that she had used with her son in favor of newer bottles. (more…)

Deadly Combination; Extreme Heat and Overweight Athletes.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Football season usually means cooler weather and exciting times for high school and college age kids. This year though, the extreme heat is not only causing great concern among parents, students and coaches- it’s been responsible for at least 3 deaths. (more…)

Pool or Trampoline? The Safety Debate

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

I saw a patient today who asked me my opinion of trampolines. It seems that she and a friend, both of whom have elementary school age children, are having a discussion about trampolines. My patient is totally against having a trampoline in her yard, although she has a pool. Her friend says that it is safer to have a trampoline than a pool. And so their debate continues. (more…)

Learning To Ride A Bike

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Remember your first bicycle? For me, it was one of the best gifts EVER! It meant independence and adventure. I think it’s pretty much like that for all children. (more…)

Drowning Is Silent!

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Happy holiday weekend! Summer is well under way and with temperatures heating up, many families will create memories and cool down at the beach, lake, or pool. The first thing that comes to my mind (when I think of water) is safety!!   (more…)