You can do it. It’s a phrase that’s commonly overused, but at no time is it more true than here. “Unexperienced parents might be apprehensive about performing baby CPR on their youngster, yet guardians can do this,” said Wayne Deas, the American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator/Manager at Augusta University Medical Center. Be that as … Read more The most important thing you’ll learn as a parent
Healthy seasons: Dr. Stallworth’s advice for pollen, bug bites & poisonous plants. To help your child avoid common springtime allergens like pollen, bug bites and poison ivy, just remember these three words: Get. On. It. “Not every child is allergic, and if yours is not, you don’t have to worry about it,” said Dr. Mud … Read more Healthy seasons: Dr. Stallworth’s advice for pollen, bug bites & poisonous plants
No one believes it until they become a parent, but those first few months of caring for a newborn are often the most exhausting time of your life. Amid the coos and the smiles and all the sweet snuggling, there’s the harsh reality of constant wakings to feed—and a drastic shortage of sleep for parents. … Read more Do you cosleep your baby? Here’s what you need to know
Any Georgian can tell you, summertime in the South can be a rough season especially if it’s also when your kids spend most of their time outdoors. As a parent, navigating everything we need to protect from sunburns, heat stroke and dehydration can leave us underestimating the big, brightly colored, plastic hazards right in front of us … Read more Summer playground safety
Now that the kids are out for summer vacation it’s time to have some fun. Whether you have a family vacation planned for the beach, Disney World, grandparents’ house, or summer camp, be mindful of your child’s whereabouts around pool waters. Renee McCabe the Injury Prevention and SafeKids Greater Augusta Coordinator states, “Drowning is the … Read more Let’s go to the pool: Water safety tips!
OK, you’re in shock. You are the parent of a child who’s old enough to attend prom. As the school year comes to an end, prom, end-of-the-year parties, senior and other trips, and graduation are all opportunities for your child to celebrate with their friends, have fun and blow off some steam. Sounds blameless enough, isn’t that … Read more Teen talk: Prepping for peer pressure
Is your child ready to join the babysitters’ club? It’s more than just being responsible For many of us, babysitting was our first job. But be honest: How prepared were you, really? “That is the reason Safe Sitter was begun,” said Renee McCabe, Safe Kids organizer at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. All things considered, … Read more Is your child ready to join the babysitters’ club?
We accuse the media. Abrupt heart conditions in youthful competitors lead to sensational features, and guardians naturally begin stressing: “Imagine a scenario in which this happens to my youngster. “At the point when this happens, it’s a horrendous story right around,” said Dr. Lover Gedrick, a games medication and crisis room doctor at Augusta University … Read more What’s the deal with sports physicals?
Carbon monoxide, also known as ‘the silent killer,’ takes over 200 lives each year. This deadly gas is the leading cause of accidental poisoning related deaths and most commonly affects children under the age of five. This colorless, tasteless, odorless gas is produced when fuels containing carbon: wood, charcoal, gas, coal, natural gas, and kerosene … Read more Safe homes, safe kids: Understanding the dangers of carbon monoxide
Kids in the kitchen: 8 safety tips. Safety tips for kids in kitchen. Each year, there are nearly 103,000 emergency room visits to treat burns in children. Contact with a hot surface or flame causes the greatest number of injuries. Family customs regularly incorporate preparing together with loved ones. Regardless of whether it’s bubbly treats … Read more Kids in the kitchen: 8 safety tips