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I grew up around kids – I baby sat, had lots of younger cousins, and my brother is nine years younger than me. So I’ve always been comfortable with babies and kids and I knew I wanted my own when the time was right. But it only took a few seconds after our first son was born before I realized that I was not really ready for fatherhood.
This little, wrinkly 6-pound ‘thing’ invades your home and everything changes, every perspective you once had is different. Instantly. You are now responsible for another human life and there is something very sobering about that.
We’re all looking forward to some well-earned relaxation, peace, and joy this holiday season. And we don’t want preventable injuries to get in the way. So here are some proven and practical tips to keep kids safe and to give parents some peace of mind during all your holiday adventures.
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Safe Kids is committed to keeping you informed about recalls of products that can put kids at risk. This recall report includes information about collapsing strollers that pose fall hazards, tricycles containing lead paint and multiple inclined sleepers recalled to prevent infant suffocation hazards. The Safe Kids’ recall center is a unique place where parents and caregivers can go to stay up-to-date on recalls of all child-related products.
Read our new research report. It uncovers misconceptions families have that can lead to drowning and shows them how to keep kids safe in and around water.
This infographic illustrates the scope of the drowning problem in the U.S., common misconceptions families have, and smart tips to protect kids.
Learn water safety tips to protect your child with special needs.
Real life (if somewhat shameful) stories about raising Winston
I never imagined the level of deception that would be involved in parenting. I knew my husband and I would fully support Santa, the Easter bunny, and the tooth fairy.
What I didn't expect were the small dishonesties that help us get through the day.
Safe Kids descubrió 4 conceptos erróneos que muchos padres tienen acerca del ahogamiento infantil y ofrece consejos.
Summer time means lots of fun and adventures. Here are five safety tips to keep your kids safe whether they’re at home, at play, or on the road.
My family has a lot of great holiday traditions, and the 4th of July is one of the best. We all gather in a small town on the eastern shore of Maryland – one of those places that make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to an era when life was simpler.
The day begins with a hometown parade that goes from the volunteer fire station to the community hall. After the parade, everyone gathers for a community-wide barbecue and picnic, followed by an all-ages baseball game. And of course, no 4th of July celebration would be complete without the fireworks!