child safety 

Would you microchip your kid for safety?

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann from her holiday apartment in Portugal a few weeks ago has made a lot of parents nervous. We all know how easily that could have been one of ours. Every time I hear something about that poor little girl and her f...

Business travel getting more friendly for the whole family

In my previous life I had to do a fair amount of travel for my job. Although it was always nice to get away to the beach or the city, I always missed my kids and wished I could take them with me. More and more businesses are realizing that parents f...

Are Bumper Pads Unsafe???

OK, folks, I am going to need your help on this one. As I near the end of my pregnancy I feel I may have read nearly everything I could get my hands on in order to help me be the best, and safest, mom possible. I've spoken with every other mom I k...

Loud toys are theat to children's hearing

Damaged hearing, or even immediate hearing loss can result from playing with many toys that are widely available this Christmas. Deafness UK tested 15 toys, including Pixar Cars' Lightning McQueen, Fireman Sam's Friction Jupiter and Tomy's Spin'n'Sou...

Away from the kids and no chance for communication

I just returned from spending the majority of my weekend away from home. It was my turn to relinquish the kids to their father for 48 hours. So when an unexpected invitation landed in my lap to get away, I jumped at the opportunity to hightail it out...

Baby Safety Month, coming soon...

For those of you not in the know, and this included me until just a few minutes ago, September is Baby Safety Month. Hosted by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, the intention is to raise safety awareness within the home. The JPMA recog...

Portable soccer goals pose possible dangers

Sometimes danger lurks where we least expect it. For instance, I recently learned that portable soccer goals have killed quite a few children. When the large structures are left unsecured they can become unstable and fall on young children. I recent...

Britney Spears, just how do you transport a baby?

Sometimes I truly want to feel bad for Britney Spears. This poor girl is plagued by the paparazzi. She can't walk barefoot into a public bathroom, drink a cocktail or drive around with her baby son without at least one or two people criticizing her. ...

Walking to school: old enough?

I don't consider myself to be overprotective. I try to remember we live in a fear-based society where fear sells news and drives traffic. But still I've been hesitant to let my 7.5-year-old walk home from school by herself. We live literally three st...

How do you talk to your kids about strangers?

Last night, I was talking to Bunny, my preschooler, about strangers. It was a spontaneous, unplanned conversation. We just happened to stumble on the topic.  Here's a snippet: "Sometimes, Bunny, there are bad strangers that like to hurt lit...

Boston Billow recall, revisited

Sarah Gilbert reported the Boston Billow, a nursing pillow, recall over a year ago. The pillow apparently posed a suffocation threat according to the CPSC. Now lactation consultants and consumers are saying the recall was overzealous and not based on...

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