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Pure joy and excitement mixed with a lot of anxiety. These are some of the emotions associated with bringing a newborn baby home. As new parents quickly find out, babies spend most of their time sleeping in those first few months. So one of the best things you can do for your bundle of joy is to provide the safest sleep environment possible, free of clutter. While you might be tempted to channel your inner Martha Stewart and decorate your newborn’s nursery with (…)Read More Sep 11
On average, military families move every two or three years, 10 times more often than civilian families. While the military is known for efficient and organized moves, it can be challenging to ensure that each new home environment is safe.
Follow these simple safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to keep your “Home Sweet Home!”
Window Blind Cords
Hidden Hazard: Check all window coverings in your new home for cords. Children can wrap window covering operating (…)Read More Aug 1
As the weather warms and a new season begins, it is the perfect time to take simple, proactive steps to make your home safer for your family.
Every 30 minutes, a child in the U.S. is hurt, and every two weeks a child dies as a result of a furniture and/or TV tip-over incident. To better understand what can lead to TV tip-overs, CPSC studied nearly 300 reports of nonfatal incidents.
Here’s what we learned and here’s how you can use the information this spring to make major home safety changes (…)Read More Mar 23
March 19-25, 2017
As any parent knows, toddlers get into everything!
Unfortunately, their desire to explore also extends to products that can be harmful. In 2015, more than 84,000 children were seen in the ER due to unintended pediatric poisoning. More than 80% of these incidents occurred in the home and most often with these five products: aspirin, blood pressure medications, laundry packets, antidepressants and ibuprofen.
When young children reach for the red candy aspirin in mom’s (…)Read More Mar 17
It’s October and as many Americans raise their blinds and shades and open their windows to let in the cool breeze of autumn, CPSC warns of dangers associated with corded window coverings.
Window blinds, shades, draperies and other window coverings with cords are associated with the strangulation death of about one child a month. Imagine that. Now imagine that this tragic hazard can be stopped.
Examine all shades and blinds for accessible cords on the front, side and back.