Top 3 causes of poisoning in tweens (ages 9 to 12)

Top 3 causes of poisoning in tweens (ages 9 to 12)Children 9 to 12 years old are in between middle childhood and true adolescence. This is a time of rapid development. Many tweens are still kids, while others are mimicking their teenage counterparts.

One of the ways they may act more like teenagers is in experimentation regarding …Continue reading →

Rashes and coughs concern parents the most

Children's On Call mobile appEvery child has occasional health issues that concern parents. Ever wonder if the issues that concern you are unique?

Thanks to the Children’s On Call mobile app launched earlier this year, we now have a glimpse into what’s concerning parents. If you aren’t familiar with the app, it provides guidance on the appropriate level of medical care for common health problems, as well as …Continue reading →

Medicine Collection Day: A prescription for clean water and safe kids

Medicine Collection Day: A prescription for clean water and safe kidsAcross the U.S., Medicine Collection Day will be held on Saturday, April 26. This is a great way to safely dispose of unused medicines. This event is held in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

In 2013, 56 percent of calls to the Wisconsin Poison Center involved either prescription or …Continue reading →

Top 5 causes of poisonings in children ages 5-10

Top 5 causes of poisonings in children ages 5-10Once children are in elementary school, they are more familiar with the concept of accidental ingestion of a poison. But kids have a natural curiosity, and they often don’t think about the consequences of their actions. Children may think they know what something is …Continue reading →

Infographic: Tips for traveling with kids

Infographic: Tips for traveling with kidsSpring break is approaching, and a family trip might be in your future. Whether it’s a short trip to visit grandparents or a trip across the country, traveling with children sometimes can be challenging. If you’re planning a family trip, consider choosing a destination where …Continue reading →

Learn when to call the Wisconsin Poison Center: (800) 222-1222

Keep the Wisconsin Poison Center phone number handyAccidental ingestions can occur anywhere — at home, at a family member’s house, in the park, at the mall — wherever you travel. One statewide resource that is constant is the Wisconsin Poison Center.

Program the number of the Wisconsin Poison Center in your cell phone: (800) 222-1222. Wherever you go, this toll-free number will connect you to certified poison specialists for …Continue reading →

Why you shouldn’t trust a Google search to save your child’s life

Why you shouldn't trust a Google search to save your child's lifeWhile it may seem easier and more efficient to do a Google search and find out how to treat various ingestions, oftentimes you could be receiving the wrong information. Most people don’t have the medical knowledge to sift through the vast array of resources online, …Continue reading →

The auto show offers a perfect opportunity to review passenger safety

the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Mobile Unit

Look for the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Mobile Unit at the Greater Milwaukee Auto Show.

The Greater Milwaukee Auto Show is in town. For many families, this is a fun annual event — a way to experience, see and touch all of the latest makes and models of shiny new cars.

If you are headed to the Wisconsin Center this weekend, be sure to look for the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy Mobile Unit. This is the first …Continue reading →

Top 5 causes of poisonings in kids younger than 5

Top 5 causes of poisonings in kids younger than 5Kids who aren’t school-age yet are curious and can get into anything! While there are lots of dangerous items that can be appealing to a small child, here are the top five potential …Continue reading →

Here are some HOT tips to avoid frostbite

Here are some HOT tips to avoid frostbiteThis being Wisconsin, we still have more cold weather ahead of us, so it’s important for parents to understand the risk of frostbite during Winter weather.

Frostbite occurs when the skin and underlying tissues freeze. Even a short period of the skin being exposed to subfreezing temperatures can have long-term consequences such …Continue reading →