Car Seat Check-Up: Tips Every Parent Should Know

Is your child’s car seat or booster installed correctly? Most of us would probably say yes. But according to Safe Kids Worldwide, a whopping 73% of car seats aren’t. And out in the field, Safe Kids Greater Augusta Coordinator Renee McCabe, RN, says that number is probably closer to 90%. “The correct vehicle seat for … Read more Car Seat Check-Up: Tips Every Parent Should Know

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

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 SIDS & SUIDS: Know the risk timeline

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 Before they hit the road: ATV Safety

Think the sex talk was hard? Try the birth control talk

Even if you believe in abstinence and teach those values to your child, talking about contraception is important, said Dr. Erin Latif, an OB/GYN at Augusta University Health who often sees and counsels teen patients and their moms. After all, your teen may choose a path other than abstinence. It’s also far better for your … Read more Think the sex talk was hard? Try the birth control talk

The worst souvenir for your child’s spring break

I’m just going to say it: An STD is a terrible souvenir to take home from spring break. If you’re the parent of a teen who’s planning a trip with friends out of the Augusta area, out of the state or even out of the country, amid all the packing and planning, definitely carve out … Read more The worst souvenir for your child’s spring break

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 How to talk about poison