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Car Seat Updates for 2 to 4 year olds Car safety seats are one of the best tools we have as parents to keep our children healthy. Choosing and using the right seat for each stage of development and growth can get complicated. Indeed, the AAP recently suggested toddlers continue to face rear in car seats until they outgrow the rear-facing component of […]

Don’t let it bug you!

Don’t let it bug you! Children are at higher risk for health effects from exposure to pesticides than adults, because their internal organs are still developing and maturing. They can come into contact with pesticides stored or applied in their homes, yards, child care centers, schools, parks, or on pets. Babies and toddlers love to put their hands […]

Splish Splash I Was Taking a Bath

Splish Splash I Was Taking a Bath Next to the kitchen the bathroom is one of the most utilized rooms in our home.  It can also be a common place for injuries for small children.  We know that small children should never be left alone in the bath, but here are some other bathroom safety […]

Car Seats: A Quick Review

Car Seats: A Quick Review There are a lot of car seat rules, and it can be confusing! Here is a quick refresh to help guide you! For more in depth information regarding car seats and your child, please continue to the following link.

Sun Safety Tips

Sun Safety Tips Hello sunshine! Let’s get proactive and get ready for the summer sun!  Protecting our children’s skin from damaging rays not only increases their comfort now but decreases there risk for developing skin cancer later.  Make sure to stock up on sunscreen for the summer…… below you will find other helpful tips regarding […]

Anchor It: Preventing tip-over tragedies

Anchor It: Preventing tip-over tragedies Do you have a toddler in your home?  If you answered yes, then you have likely already witnessed their inherent need to scale every piece of furniture or vertical structure in their path.  Coupled with this new climbing skill is the risk for injury from furniture or TV falls. Within […]

Burn Treatment and Prevention

Burns are typically accidental, unexpected, and scary when they occur.  There is a lot of advice from others and the internet on how to best treat a burn, but what method is the best method?  Information regarding immediate treatment of burns, when to seek care regarding burns, and prevention of burns can be found here […]

Register Now for Water Safety Class

  Did you know drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in children?  Summer is quickly approaching and many families will be spending a lot of time at the pool and lake.  Knowing what to do if someone’s in trouble could save a life.  CoxHealth is hosting a water safety class for […]

Winter Car Seat Safety Tips from the AAP

Winter Car Seat Safety Tips from the AAP ​​​​Winter can be a challenging time for car seats. We have included some important reminders from the AAP on how to keep your family safe and warm while you travel this winter. As a general rule, bulky clothing, including winter coats and snowsuits, should not be worn […]

Teach Simple Rules About Safety with Adults

Teach Simple Rules About Safety with Adults Keeping children safe is an important job for parents. You want your child to respect and trust others, but you also need to teach your child to be careful. Following are some simple rules and ways that you can start a conversation with your child about different safety […]