summer

Summer Lovin'

Summer is a favorite season for many children, but can be stressful for a parent wondering how to safely expose your baby to fun in the sun.

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, over 90 percent of all skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. Just one severe sunburn in childhood doubles the chances of developing melanoma later in life. With such staggering statistics, it’s no wonder you want to pull down the shades and take cover inside, but fresh air and sun in moderation is healthy for you and your baby.

May is National Water Safety Month!

Although for many areas of the country it just started to feel like spring, the unofficial start of summer is just around the corner! With the season comes BBQs, parties, parades and yes, water activities! May is National Water Safety Month, a public education program created around safer water practices.

Bath Safety Tips for a Squeaky Clean & Safe Baby

It's summertime - the season of dirt, mud and warm sunshine! It’s the time of year when babies and kids are outdoors from sun-up to sun-down whether at a playground, camp, pool, beach or waterpark. It's also the time of year when children have sticky hands, dirty knees, grassy toes, sweaty hair and chlorine skin. During these hot summer months, your little ones are messy and need to get in the bathtub every night. Which begs the question - which safety precautions are you using during bath time? 

Water Babies - Part 2

Warm summer days offer endless possibilities of fun outdoors.  When you have young children, water safety is a top priority, especially when it comes to the pool. Hopefully, you have been utilizing the pool safety tips we provided in our Water Babies blog last month. But what about the lakes, rivers and ocean? Even the smallest of tots love a great beach day!  

Travel Safe This Summer - Car Seat Safety Tips

It’s time to start off summer safely! As we head into the summer months, many families are making plans to hit the road for a summer trip. For families with young children, those plans include double checking car seats and safety restraints. An important responsibility begins with selecting a child car seat and using it properly from the moment you bring your baby home to every car ride after that.  A secure, properly installed car seat could save your child’s life during a car accident.