Awareness

readingThe world of child health safety issues are changing at an incredible pace. Every day we are faced with new challenges, but we also discover incredible new cures and new technologies as people work to find better ways to make this a safer world for our kids…and for the people taking care of them.

We will to do our best here to keep you up to date on what’s happening: we’ll include news stories, trade publications, expert analyses and case studies. Sometimes we’ll blog about it and sometimes we’ll just tweet…most of the time it’ll be current, but occasionally we’ll dig up older material to give you something to reference…and to think about. If you find something we’ve missed and you think it belongs here, please contact us and send us the link. The point is to keep us all informed so we can make better decisions for ourselves and the little ones in our care.

Latest Awareness Posts

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, injuries and deaths occur when children climb onto, fall against or pull themselves up on television stands, shelves, bookcases, dressers, desks, chests and appliances. Sometimes it’s the out-of-reach... 

Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day 2023!

Today is National Heatstroke Prevention Day 2023!

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Every year on average, 40 children die in hot cars in the US What can you do?? Always keep cars locked & keys out of reach of children. If a child is missing – check in all cars! Ask childcare to call you if your baby doesn’t show up as planned! A car is not a babysitter. NEVER leave a child or animal alone inside a vehicle, not even for a minute! See a child alone in a car? Get involved! Call 911 immediately If you think it can’t happen to you, please think again. (Ray Ray’s Story) *Image credit: kidsandcars.org Related Posts ... 

Arts & Crafts and Poison Control: How to Keep Kids Safe

Arts & Crafts and Poison Control: How to Keep Kids Safe

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Did you ever notice how delicious some of those colored markers smell? Ever tempted to taste one? Ok, admit it…you’d never do it, but still you can’t say you haven’t at least thought about it. So, can we blame the 4 year old who thinks that the blueberry marker might just taste as good as it smells? Unfortunately we sometimes forget that those pretty colored paints and crayons and markers look and smell so good because they’re made up of chemicals that are designed to make them look and smell good. And because little kids are attracted to bright, colorful things, and love to touch and... 

Check-Out What Movies are Sensory Friendly this Month at AMC

Check-Out What Movies are Sensory Friendly this Month at AMC

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Since 2007, AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other special needs “Sensory Friendly Films” every month – a wonderful opportunity to enjoy fun new films in a safe and accepting environment. This Saturday, December 10th, Strange World is Sensory Friendly at AMC. Enjoy the magic of the movies in an environment that’s a little quieter and a little brighter. We turn the lights up, and the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or even sing! Families will be able to bring in snacks to match their child’s... 

Saturday at AMC, DC League of SuperPets is Sensory Friendly

Saturday at AMC, DC League of SuperPets is Sensory Friendly

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Since 2007, AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other special needs “Sensory Friendly Films” every month – a wonderful opportunity to enjoy fun new films in a safe and accepting environment. Saturday, DC League of SuperPets is Sensory Friendly at AMC. Enjoy the magic of the movies in an environment that’s a little quieter and a little brighter. Families will be able to bring in snacks to match their child’s dietary needs (i.e. gluten-free, casein-free, etc.), there are no advertisements or previews before...