The pull of TV and video games is strong year-round for kids, but throw in some bitterly cold weather, piles of snow and wind chills that need to stand on a ladder to see zero, and it …Click here to continue reading
Winter is here, and we have snow! As a parent, I’m anxious to get my kids outside for some fresh air and exercise — and to enjoy all that our Wisconsin winter has to offer. Matching up mittens, finding warm socks and getting everyone into their winter gear is definitely a process …Click here to continue reading
The holiday season is here, and it can be a joyous time for kids and adults. It’s also a time when decorating, entertaining and festivities can distract from child safety. Following are some poison prevention safety tips to keep in mind when celebrating with family and friends …Click here to continue reading
The return of winter might have a lot of us bummed out, but what’s even more of a drag is all the illnesses and ailments the cold season brings with it.
Yes, it’s time to start preparing for colds, flu, strep throat, croup, ear infections, dry skin — all those health issues that tend to pop up in children as the temperature drops. And often these …Click here to continue reading
There’s a big push to pay attention to how much “screen time” kids have these days, with electronic tablets now becoming more commonplace in schools as well as at home. Part of that effort should also be focused on the impact this has on their hearing.
While there are many different causes of noise-induced hearing loss, the pervasiveness of …Click here to continue reading
Puffy winter coats affect how the harness in a car seat fits your child. The extra padding added by a coat makes it impossible to get the harness to fit correctly.
Even though it might feel like the harness is snug, in a crash the extra material will compress, therefore making the harness too loose to be effective. Loose harness straps on a car seat …Click here to continue reading
When it comes to keeping kids healthy in the winter months, much of the discussion rightfully focuses on preventing sickness and disease. But another aspect that should remain in the forefront, regardless of the time of year, is the danger posed by poisons found in the …Click here to continue reading
Halloween is a popular time of year for kids and families. Making or choosing costumes, decorating and coordinating trick-or-treat plans with friends often are all part of the excitement and fun. But Halloween comes with its own set of safety risks. Here are 10 tips to …Click here to continue reading