Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and the Illinois-based product safety advocacy group Kids In Danger released a new report Monday detailing product recalls nationwide in 2016 and the overall effectiveness of companies’ efforts to keep kids out of harm’s way.
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One thing that rankles me about D.C. politics is the degree to which children get left behind, eating dust. It’s hard to know the extent to which the repeal will impact children, but odds are it will be often and relentless. Here’s what you can do to protect them.
Many parents are skeptical of child IDs for a few simple, totally sensible reasons. First and foremost, giving away personal information is always a sensitive process. It’s even more sensitive when it has to do with kids. But there’s no need for alarm.
Like most parents, my wife and I are acutely aware that stains require a good wash with a good detergent, yet I’ve always been skeptical of using laundry pods as our cleaning product of choice — if only because it feels like enabling a sketchy product with a shady history.
As sports go, it’s no secret that football is the most physical of the bunch. And that’s been a source of frustration for parents who believe the game has become too violent for their children. For good reason.
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 freeze. In winter, as the roads, driveways, and sidewalks slick up with ice and slush, […]
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 pieces of plastic close to an infant’s mouth. The broken plastic is a choking risk. […]
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 thought it’s better to kill sickness-causing bacteria. However, it now seems like there are good […]
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 the risk of our kids coming down with any illness. That’s why this new research […]
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 gifts that are not safe for kids, and those gifts can put your child’s health […]