Be a Penguin – Avoid a Slip and Fall

You read that right.  Walking like a penguin can help you avoid a broken leg, sprained ankle, or just a lot of pain from a slip and fall as the polar vortex returns and puts us back in a deep …

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  • Pacifier Holder Clip Recall

    A pacifier holder clip made by Playtex and sold by numerous retailers, including Target, Walmart, Amazon.com, and other stores, has been recalled because they pose a choking hazard to small children.  The pacifier holder clip can crack, resulting in small …

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  • Should Kids Use Antibacterial Soap?

    Recently, there’s been a number of news reports questioning the effectiveness of antibacterial soap and antibacterial body wash.  Parents have always wondered whether antibacterial soap is better than other types of soap, and I’ve always bought antibacterial soap because I …

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  • New Information on Strep Throat

    Do you remember getting strep throat when you were a kid?  Getting sick is never fun (except for maybe getting to miss school!)  Even though getting sick is inevitable, as parents we want to do all we can to minimize …

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  • 5 Holiday Gifts to Avoid

    Presents are great, and can really make a young child’s holiday season all the more special.  Of course, family, friends, and good health are  great ways to commemorate the holidays, too.  Health, in particular, is important because there are some …

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  • A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Safety Tips

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – the food, family, and fun is all I need to get me through the next month until the December holidays!  As much as I love Thanksgiving, you know I couldn’t let an …

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  • Baby Monitor Recall

    The Angelcare Movement Sensor with Sound Monitor baby monitor has been recalled. At least two infants have died by cord strangulation. The Consumer Product Saftey Commission (CPSC) offers the following information: customers who have purchased this AngelCare baby monitor call call the company …

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  • Five Mall Safety Tips for Kids

    Whether you’re heading out right after Thanksgiving dinner, or waiting until Friday morning to enjoy the great shopping tradition, I wanted to provide you and your family with some safety suggestions to protect kids in the hectic, sometimes dangerous, environments …

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  • New Driver Safety Tip: No #DrivingSelfies

    The “selfie” has gained fame over the years as almost all our electronic devices come with front-facing cameras so that we can easily and quickly snap a photo of our faces.  There’re plenty of variations on the selfie theme ranging …

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  • Child Safety Seat Laws in Illinois

    Do you know the law when it comes to keeping your child (up to age 12 in Illinois) safe and properly restrained while riding in a car? The CyberDrive Illinois site has this helpful breakdown of child safety seat laws in Illinois and how …

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