Protect Your Baby from Hidden Dangers in the Home – Here’s How…

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Pam Jones, RN & Patricia Porrey, CPDSeptember 4, 2019We go to enormous lengths to protect our babies from the dangers of the outside world, but sometimes the biggest danger could be in our homes and totally preventable with a few simple precautions. Safe SleepAccording to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)1, approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS). The AAP recommends a safe sleep environment that can reduce the risk of all sleep-related infant deaths. Recommendations for a safe sleep environment include supine positioning (putting a baby to sleep on its back), the use of a firm sleep surface, room-sharing without bed-sharing, and the avoidance of soft bedding and overheating. Additional recommendations…
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Keep Your Child Summer Safe

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Kids have a great time during the summer. The favorable weather allows them to spend more time outside. However, outdoor activities can expose them to risks. They may also sustain injuries while enjoying indoor activities. Parents need to be extra careful during this season to avoid accidents. Since your children are on vacation during this much loved season, they will have time for fun. You have to keep your kids safe, while they enjoy themselves during the summer. The following summer safety tips will help you to protect your kids and allow them to enjoy the nice weather. Prevent falls Statistics show that the emergency units in health facilities treat more kids for injuries resulting from falls during summer. Falls can lead to concussion, a traumatic brain injury that disrupts…
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