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16 Playground Safety Tips for Parents

Playgrounds and outdoor play equipment offer kids fresh air, friends, and exercise. So it’s important for parents to make sure that faulty equipment, improper surfaces, and careless behavior don’t ruin the fun. Each year, more than 200,000 kids are treated in hospital ERs for playground-related injuries. Many of these accidents can be prevented with the proper supervision. […]

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Tips for Six Winter Sports Safety

Sledding accidents injure about 20,000 kids a year,according to a study in Pediatrics. Thousands more hurt themselves during skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports. Yet six simple safety tips can prevent most accidents and injuries: 1) Top Kids Off Safely Children should wear helmets while skiing, snowboarding, sledding and skating. Research has shown skiing and […]

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Make holidays safe for kids

A bit of extra caution can help prevent unpleasant holiday surprises. Toys, treats and lights can all add to the joy of the holiday season—if they’re used safely. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these holiday safety tips: Choose toys carefully. Make sure the toys you buy for your kids are age-appropriate. Check that all toys and parts […]

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