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 […]
Home and Window Safety
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.
Most injuries for kids up to five years old occur in or around the home because that is where they spend the most time learning and growing. Keep in mind these home safety tips to protect kids of all ages in your home. Download this home safety checklist to help make your child’s home safer. […]
Toddlers are suffering eye burns as a result of coming into contact with laundry packets. Learn what parents need to know about this hidden household danger.
Children under the age of 5 are at the greatest risk for getting injured at home, says CHOC community educator Amy Frias. Of course, the biggest reason is that’s where they spend the majority of their time. Their curiosity and inability to comprehend danger are additional challenges parents need to consider. In this CHOC Radio […]
Acetaminophen is a safe, popular pain reliever and fever reducer, but it can have devastating consequences for children if not taken properly, a CHOC pharmacist cautions. Better known as Tylenol, acetaminophen is the medication most commonly given to American children, with 11 percent of children nationwide using the drug each week, says Ron Snyder, Pharm.D. […]
Poison control centers across the country receive more than two million calls a year. Most of the calls involve children ages 5 and under who have been accidentally exposed to poisons in the home. Considering the active and curious nature of young children, parents need to take extra precautions to prevent their little explorers from […]