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

8 Rules to Travel with Kids – Safely and Sanely

8 Rules to Travel with Kids – Safely and Sanely

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Winter’s winding down and many are counting down the days to spring break and a trip someplace warm, or maybe just a day trip to a water park or the local indoor pool. You can probably see yourself there now – lounging around while the kids splash happily – family bonding, smiles all around, the stress of the many months of school, holidays and routine behind you – you hope. As... 

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...