Posts Tagged ‘Child Safety’

Food-related Choking Among Children in the United States

Young Girl Eating a Hotdog

Editor’s note: Thanks goes to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for this informative article. Food-related Choking Among Children in the United States Candy, particularly hard candy, meat, and bones were key foods involved in choking episodes among children ages 0-14 years, according to a report published today by the Center for Injury Research [...]

Five Major Risk-Reducers for Peace-of-Mind in 2012


Over the years, we have posted hundreds of safety tips and to-do lists. Frankly, it can be a bit overwhelming, even for us.  While any task that reduces your family’s risk of injury is worth doing, especially the simple and inexpensive ones (which most are), there are a few that can dramatically reduce your risk [...]

WeMakeItSafer Announces Rewards Program to Encourage Product Registration


Could prizes get more consumers to register their belongings? WeMakeItSafer thinks so. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011 WeMakeItSafer is announcing a new program called Safety Points Rewards to increase the number of consumers who register their belongings for product recall notifications. The program lets users of “Items I Own,” WeMakeItSafer’s product registration tool, enter a weekly [...]

Surviving a Serious Crash: One Family’s Miraculous Story


If you have not heard this story yet, it is worth the read. We have summarized it below, but you can read the full story and interview with the mom here.  Last March, a Phoenix family, Jeff, Ann, Emma (6), Bridget (4) and Maggie (2) were traveling to a get-together in their minivan. Jeff was [...]

Make Any Month Baby Safety Month: Quick Checklist

beautiful baby

Huh? Over already? September went by in a flash, but you can make any month Baby Safety Month! Your quick calendar of to-do’s is below. There are a LOT of safety tips out there, many of which you probably already know. Our goal this month was to provide information and tips that you may not [...]

The Artificial Colors Debate: Are They Dangerous or Not?

baby eating red cubcake

It is Baby Safety Month Day 25, and all week we have been talking about chemical exposure.  In today’s post, we are taking a look at artificial colors. A debate has been brewing for some time over artificial colors and these days, it seems almost impossible to keep up with the new findings and recommendations. [...]

Toxic Chemicals in Child Car Seats, What You Need to Know

baby in car seat

Week four of WeMakeItSafer’s celebration of Baby Safety Month is focused on chemical exposure, and today, September 24th, is National Car Seat Check Day! To honor both, we are talking about dangerous chemicals found in car seats – probably not something you’ve thought much about. Your baby can spend a lot of time in his [...]

Protect Baby: Be Aware of BPA


Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used in making polycarbonate plastics, a material that packs a lot of benefits; it is light-weight, strong and heat-resistant. Unfortunately, new studies show that BPAs could be harmful to humans, especially young children, babies and unborn fetuses. Until more research can be completed, the Department of Health and Human [...]

Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals: Baby Safety Month Week 4

Hair Washing

Week 4 of Baby Safety Month already? Where does the time go?! This week, we are talking about exposure to dangerous chemicals. It’s a big topic with a lot of important information, so we’re doing things a bit differently this week.  Although the To-Dos will continue to be quick, the information will be a bit [...]

Baby Safety Month Week 2: Baby-Proofing You May Have Missed

Children playing in room

It’s Week 2 of Baby Safety Month, and this week’s quick tips are all about baby proofing.  We aren’t talking about stair gates and drawer latches; we bet you have those covered.  This week, we’re highlighting some of the less obvious stuff – seven potential dangers you may have put off, forgotten about or overlooked. [...]

How Video Game Ratings Work


Editor’s Note: Children love video games but, as parents, it’s our job to keep them safe from violent images and concepts they may not be old enough to understand. How can we really do that without playing every game ourselves first? Exactly what do those letter-ratings mean, and can they be trusted? WeMakeItSafer decided to [...]

Baby Sign Language Can Help Keep Children Safe


Sincere thanks to Joann Woolley for her contribution to this post. Communicating with babies before they can talk is a challenge to say the least. We think they understand when we tell them, “don’t touch,” but how can we be sure? Teaching babies and toddlers some simple signs will help them to more fully comprehend [...]

Dog Bites: How to Protect Yourself

Dog Bites:  How to Protect Yourself

WeMakeItSafer thanks Melina Druga for this guest post. You love your dog.  You may even consider it one of your family members.  But a dog is still an animal and must be treated like one.  Dogs can and do bite. According to The Humane Society of the United States 800,000 people a year are bitten [...]

Crib Recalls FAQs, Crib Recall List

crib recalls

New safety standards for cribs went into effect on June 28, 2011. In addition to a ban on the traditional drop-side, there are new requirements for stronger slats, hardware and mattress supports, as well as new rules for more rigorous testing.  We previously wrote about what to do if you own a drop-side crib that [...]

CPR has Changed: What you Need to Know


In last week’s guest post on safe swimming , Melina Druga recommended learning CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation). We agree. Learning CPR is a good idea – even if you have already taken a CPR course in the past. Why re-learn? Because what you were taught before may no longer be the best advice. As medical science [...]