Awareness

Did You Know…Every 2 Weeks a Child Dies From a “Tipover”?

Did You Know…Every 2 Weeks a Child Dies From a “Tipover”?

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It’s not something we like to think about…and it certainly could never happen to us…but the reality is that every 2 weeks a child dies because an unsecured appliance or piece of furniture has toppled over onto them. In fact between 2000–2008, the CPSC received reports of nearly 200 tipover deaths among children 8 and younger. More than 90% of them involve children under 5! Typically,... 

Community

End the Teeth-Brushing Battles with Your Kids

End the Teeth-Brushing Battles with Your Kids

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Getting your kids to brush their teeth twice a day can be a struggle at any age. Parents know they’ll have to be involved with the dental health of toddlers, but with older kids, they often set themselves (and their children) up for failure by expecting too much, according to Dr. Brian LeSage, a Beverly Hills, Calif., dentist and father of two. Parents should plan to brush their kids’ teeth until... 

Innovations

Senseez Pillows: Vibration to Relax, Calm & Soothe Little Bodies

Senseez Pillows: Vibration to Relax, Calm & Soothe Little Bodies

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My name is Stephanie Mitelman. I am a Mom and I created the Senseez Pillows. The name Senseez means to ease the senses… Let me tell you the story of how Senseez was born… When my son was 2, he was diagnosed with a special need. One of his difficulties was sitting in one place long enough to eat his meal, read a story, or sit for circle time. I spoke to an occupational therapist who recommended... 

Involvement

What I Remember and Why It Matters: A 1978 Child EMS Transport

What I Remember and Why It Matters: A 1978 Child EMS Transport

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St. Petersburg, FL., the year was probably 1978 or 79. My partner and I had responded to a drowning in a large apartment complex at the north end of town. When we arrived we found a bunch of people doing or trying to do CPR. While we were getting into position to take over care a news crew arrived and began to film the action- the cameraman positioned right behind me. The child was blue and just had...