Tag Archive: CDC

What does safe medicine storage look like?

Did you know that over of 80% of ER visits among kids less than 12 are due to accidental or unsupervised medicine ingestion? This translates into over 70,000 ER visits in children less than 18 for unintentional medication overdose. Children getting into over-the-counter and prescription medicine is a huge problem. And we know that accidents…

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Partnering with OTC Safety to keep kids safe around medicines

When it comes to over-the-counter medicines and household products, I think all of us as parents have had some pretty close calls or actual incidents in terms of accidental ingestion. It’s scary how quick (and curious) kids are. I still remember the time my then three year old got her hands on (and teeth into)…

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In the blink of an eye

It’s true what they say… …accidents happen in the blink of an eye. They do. It’s cliche. But when it comes to children (toddlers in particular) and water, it’s tragically true. Already in our area, this past week has seen 1 toddler drown in their backyard pool and one in critical condition after falling into…

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Swim and Water Safety for Children

Every late spring and early summer it begins. The start of swim lessons in our household. My children are 3 and 6, we don’t have a pool at home, nor do we visit one on a regular basis. And yet, I feel swimming is an essential skill all children should learn. Safety being the number…

The Flu is Here

Yes, the flu is here. And by here, I mean right here in my home. Not just in my home…in me. I type this through a dripping, yet congested nose (lovely combination), muscle aches, and a fever that keeps trying to hold me down. No, I’m not looking for more sympathy…okay, maybe a little. However,…

Back to School Illnesses…Please Don’t Spread the Lovebugs

On Monday, Queenie over at Planet Pink graciously hosted my post about the back to school “lovebugs”. I am re-posting it here today with a few additions because it seems some of these illnesses are sweeping through our school. As it stands, we have already had 3 absences in our short 4 weeks into Kindergarten and…