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Happy 15 Year Anniversary Pediatric Safety!

July 17, 2009

Happy Birthday PedSafeCan it possibly be 15 years since Pediatric Safety published its first story? It feels like just yesterday…yet so much has changed since then, and is continuing to change every day.

Back in 2009, our goal was to create a place where everyone who cares about children’s health and safety could get together to stay informed on all the topics that have the potential to affect them and the children in their care. We wanted to make a difference. It didn’t take long to realize that we couldn’t do it on our own.

So we reached out – to parents and doctors and nurses and emergency responders and teachers – to child safety experts around the world – and we asked them for help. And some truly amazing people stepped in to share the journey with us: a pediatrician, a character development and bullying prevention expert, a cybersafety specialist, a family dentist, an EMS safety expert, a child psychologist, a kids and canines specialist, a special needs parenting expert, and a food allergy specialist – all volunteered their time to help make this site a community where you can find answers and hopefully give answers to others when they need them.

We were also fortunate to be offered the opportunity to include NHS Choices articles on Pediatric Safety. NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest, most comprehensive health information website. The articles they have shared with us span the full range of child health and safety issues: from living with disabilities to surviving childhood bullying; from adoption and fostering to puberty and talking about sex; from asthma and allergies to health and fitness.

All told, Pediatric Safety has published almost TWO THOUSAND posts and over TWENTY THOUSAND tweets about child health and safety. And there is more to come, along with some major changes to the site, so please keep coming back and letting us know how we’re doing!

For now, we’d like you to invite you to join us as we celebrate our 15 Year Anniversary

PedSafe girls Square Button FinalWe’re going to take a “look back” at the stories you’ve told us are your favorites – the ones you’ve told us have had the biggest impact on you and your family.

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Finally we’d like to thank all of you who have taken this journey with us. At its heart, Pediatric Safety is a place where people can support each other – the village needed to raise a child. If we’ve been able to accomplish even a little of that, then this has been 15 years well spent. We look forward to sharing the days ahead. – with love and gratitude from all of us here at Pediatric Safety

To Our Wonderful Readers…An Important Update

We wanted to update you about some changes happening this year at Pediatric Safety…

As many of you are probably aware, we have spent the last 9+ years publishing content that has allowed us to make a difference in the lives of families across the globe. We’ve done our best to be there for you when you needed us.

In the coming months we intend to implement a new “look” for Pediatric Safety and focus a bit more on areas where we believe we can provide a greater impact. This is a fairly intensive effort, and truthfully, we don’t have the resources to do everything and do it well. Which means we need to cut back on our publishing of new content and publish less frequently.

We are telling you this because as someone we value, we didn’t want you to be surprised when we show up a little less often in your mailbox or in your social media.

We’re not closing-up shop!

We’re just doing what we need to, to make sure we continue to provide you with the best possible content and experience that we can, now and for the foreseeable future. We hope you’ll continue to take this journey with us…and please…suggestions are welcome!

We wish you and your families a Happy and Healthy 2019!

~ Stefanie, Clara, Jim and Audra ~

 


Pediatric Safety Announcement: Welcome Joe Yeager!

Please join us in welcoming our new Cybersafety Expert Joe Yeager to the PedSafe Expert Team!

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Pediatric Safety! 8 Years is Only The Beginning…

It’s hard to believe that Pediatric Safety is eight years old today…

On July 17, 2009 Pediatric Safety was born – a community for everyone who cares about the health and safety of kids. We created an Awareness section to communicate the latest news; a Community area where folks could get together, exchange stories and ask questions; an Innovations section where some very creative parents and caregivers could show off the inventions they created to keep kids healthy and safe… And so much more!

As we look back to compare where we’ve come over the past 8 years to where we are today, we continue to be amazed at the range of topics we’ve covered, new innovations we’ve kept you apprised of, and well-known experts who have written articles to keep you up-to-date on the status of current health and safety issues:

  • Since our launch, we’ve had the good fortune to meet and work with some wonderful folks from many different professions and vocations, all striving to give you their insights, ideas and recommendation. We are honored to include on our PedSafe Expert Team Dr Joseph Skoloff (pediatrics), Dr Michele Borba (character development and bullying prevention), Suzanne Hantke (kids and canines), Dr Bill Williams (family dentistry), paramedic Greg Atwood (emergency medicine), Dr Lynne Kenney (child psychology, learning and behavior), Rosie Reeves (special needs parenting), and Tracy Bush (food allergies)– all of whom volunteer their time to help make this site a community where you can find answers and hopefully give answers to others when they need them.
  • In 2013 were proud to announce the inclusion of NHS Choices articles on Pediatric Safety. NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest, most comprehensive health information website. The articles we’ve shared with you spanned the full range of child health and safety issues from living with disabilities to surviving childhood bullying, from adoption and fostering to puberty and talking about sex; from asthma and allergies to health and fitness.
  • We now publish 4 days a week, plus we gather child health and safety news from around the world and share it across Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest 7 days a week.
  • We’ve seen our audience grow tremendously! Last year alone our readership grew to 20-25 thousand visits per month up from 15 thousand per month– with representation across the globe.
  • Together we’ve shared over fifteen hundred posts and fourteen thousand tweets about child health and safety.

At its heart, Pediatric Safety is a place where people can support each other – the village needed to raise a child. If we’ve been able to help you, our followers, and accomplished even a little of that, then this has been 8 years well spent.

And all this was just the beginning!

Over the next couple of months you’re going to see some wonderful changes here at PedSafe. We are thrilled to announce that over the next couple of months Pediatric Safety will be getting a “makeover”. We’ve been listening to what you – our readers – have been telling us you need, and we’re still listening. Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be asking you more questions about what you want to see in the next evolution of Pediatric Safety and our plan is for you to see your input as we roll out the next generation of Pediatric Safety. (That said – if there’s something really important you’d like to see more (or less) of going forward, and we don’t ask about it, please drop us a note and let us know. Our goal is to make sure you know you’ve been heard)!

Thank you friends – for taking this journey with us!

We look forward to sharing many more birthdays ahead…….

With love and gratitude,

Stefanie, Audra and Jim

Happy New Year 2016!! With Love From Pediatric Safety

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Thank you to all of our readers!

We’re honored you’ve let us be a part of your lives.

Have a wonderful New Years!

Stefanie, Audra and Jim

Pediatric Safety Announcement: Welcome NHS Choices!!

NHS Choices logoNHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your family’s healthcare.

NHS Choices includes more than 20,000 regularly updated articles. Top doctors and health professionals share their knowledge and advice on topics ranging from “children’s sleep” to “learning disabilities”, from “bullying” to “colds and flu”. They provide parents and other caregivers with practical answers to common children’s-health questions on subjects such as food and diet, dental health, sexual health and much more.

NHS Choices is certified by the Information Standard as a producer of reliable health and social care information.

We at Pediatric Safety are honored to be able to share this wonderful information with our readers.