Is a convertible right for you? Credit: Getty Images The convertible car seat is a unique option within the car seat market -- a single seat your child uses from birth through school-age. What begins a rear-facing infant seat eventuall...Buying a convertible car seat makes financial sense.
Sign up for e-mail alerts to find out about the latest recalls. Credit: Corbis When there's a massive recall, everyone hears about it, but many recalls don't make the news. However, since small children are famous for finding ways to m...Since small children are famous for finding ways to make toys and even seemingly-harmless household objects dangerous, parents need to know about recalls.
Don't skimp on the bandages. Credit: Corbis When cuts and bruises call for more than a kiss, parents need to be prepared. That's why safety experts recommend parents keep first aid kits at home, in the car and in the diaper...Safety experts recommend parents keep first aid kits at home, in the car and in the diaper bag.
Climbing inside a household appliance always seems like a good idea at the time. CBS News reports a 3-year-old got stuck inside the 15-inch wide drum of a washing machine, and it took rescuers at least an hour to free him. Then there's the...Getting drunk and climbing inside an appliance is never a wise choice.
Is corporate America concerned about your safety? Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty ImagesIt's another David vs. Goliath showdown. In this case, though, David is concerned parents like you and me, and Goliath is corporate America and his government c...Did you know that much of the information from safety complaints is not made public because of a federal law that requires a manufacturer's approval before it can be released?
Pumpkin carving is easy with these safety tips. Credit: Getty ImagesAs fun as pumpkin carving is, it's still, well, carving. As in knives. Sharp knives. Not generally a good mix with children. So here are some tips and strategies to keep the kid...As fun as pumpkin carving is, it's still, well, carving. As in knives. Sharp knives. Not generally a good mix with children. So try these tips and strategies to keep the kids safe.
Parents want more research done on the safety of children's vaccines. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty ImagesHundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year on medical research related to children's health issues, yet parents have little or no...When asked, nearly nine out of 10 parents rate research on the safety of vaccines, and effectiveness and safety of medicines, as the most important topics regarding children's health, according to a recent poll.
A little planning can make international travel with kids go smoothly. Credit: jupiterimagesThinking of trading Toronto for Thailand or skipping Madrid for Mumbai on your next family vacation? As the recession eases, more families are making...
Should parents be blamed -- or even prosecuted -- if they allow their child to go on an overnight where he ends up molested? Yes, says the head of the Boy Scouts council for Portland, Oregon. No, says me. No more than parents should be blamed if...
Place plastic covers over electrical outlets. Make sure cords from window blinds are well out of reach. Install baby gates at strategic locations. Oh, and keep that confounded Poppins woman under constant electronic surveillance. Most new paren...
At Cabin Fever we aim to make room for everyone in the family to participate, however small or tall the activity. In our last post, our almost-seven-year-old made her own birthday invitations. Thus, our Saturday afternoon plan: to deliver freshly-mad...
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