From outdoors to indoors & everything in between: A winter safety checklist

Colorful leaves, brisk winds, cozy nights are some of our favorite things about winter. Before we get all wrapped up, don’t forget to take a quick second to check off this winter list. Renée McCabe, Injury Prevention and Safety Coordinator at Children’s Hospital of Georgia shares her best winter safety tips. Home Safety Check your carbon monoxide locator … Read more

Selecting safe toys

When you give a child a toy as a gift, the toy story you want to hear is how much the child enjoys playing with it — not how it ended with a trip to the ER. Careful toy selection is important for happy and healthy gift-giving. Here are 6 tips to shop with safety … Read more

Keep an eye out for holiday hazards

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, but be careful that you don’t prick your finger. It sounds silly, but it can certainly happen. This would be a minor mishap, but there are many serious dangers that could send your child to the emergency room if you don’t keep a close eye out during the holidays.

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SIDS & SUIDS: Know the risk timeline

What are SIDS and SUIDS? Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden and unexpected death of a healthy baby less than 1-year-old. It usually occurs while the baby is sleeping and is sometimes known as crib death. As the name states, SIDS happens suddenly without warning, symptoms or cause. “The specialists in newborn child mortality … Read more

Before they hit the road: ATV Safety

Consistently, there are almost 700 ATV-related passings and more than 100,000 crisis room visits across the nation, as indicated by the U.S. Purchaser Product Safety Commission. Truth be told, 53 kids in 2016 kicked the bucket who were younger than 16. Huge numbers of these terrible occurrences can be forestalled if all riders get prepared … Read more

Wearing Baby: Carrier safety

As soon as your new baby is born, you think you’ll never, ever want to let this sweet bundle out of your arms. Fast forward a couple of weeks: Your house is a mess, you need to go to the potty and you really need a snack and a drink of water—but your baby wails as … Read more

How to talk about poison

“It is estimated that more than 150,000 men, women and children are poisoned each year in Georgia,” according to the Georgia Poison Center. And “Over 50% of calls [in South Carolina] involve exposures in pediatric patients below 6 years of age,” the Palmetto Poison Center stated. “Toxin is whatever can make you wiped out in the event that … Read more