While road tripping in a recreational vehicle, or RV, can be exciting for the whole family, safety should still be top-of-mind for all.
With a New Year’s Eve party a few hours away, Ruth Chi sent her 5-year-old daughter, Lauren, upstairs for a quick nap to ensure she’d have the energy needed later to ring in 2018. Ruth had just turned her attention back to party prep in the kitchen when she heard yelling upstairs. Suddenly, her eldest […]
Kids are still kids, even during a pandemic – they play, they get sick and sometimes they get hurt. We spoke to Dr. Angela Dangvu, a CHOC pediatrician, about what parents can do to keep kids safe this summer. COVID-19 precautions With no vaccine currently available, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid […]
As temperatures start to rise and with stay-at-home orders in effect, your family may be spending more time at the pool than ever before. However, many swimming lessons have been canceled with city and private swim schools closed, which leaves parents with the ultimate responsibility for teaching their children water safety. Keep these water safety […]
Summertime for many kids and adolescents means the excitement of water activities, fun in the sun and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Yet summer is also known as “trauma season” among pediatric experts like Dr. Ted Heyming, chair of emergency medicine at CHOC. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a leading children’s safety organization, […]
The combination of warming weather and children spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic prompts an important reminder for parents to protect kids from window falls.
Under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, children are spending more time at home and playing outdoors, increasing their potential access to unlocked cars. Parents who are worried about bringing children into stores or pharmacies might also consider allowing them to wait in the car. Both these scenarios put children at risk of heatstroke, which can happen when […]