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Dangers in the Kitchen: Preschoolers

by Lori Sciame February 11th, 2014| Preschool, Safety
Young children love to help with meal preparation because of the glorious smells and unique textures; however, having little ones in the kitchen while cooking poses several risks to a child's safety.  Learn to recognize potential dangers so that you can eliminate dangerous situations when in the kitchen with
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Don’t Fall for Injury

by Lori Sciame January 7th, 2014| Preschool, Safety
Preschoolers buzz, whirr, shimmy, and dance through life.  Always on the go, their zeal for movement and learning can be infectious. But, when it comes to being safe and injury-free, this tendency for non-stop activity can work against them.  As a parent/guardian of a preschooler, be on the lookout
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Watch Out! Winter Hazards

by Lori Sciame December 10th, 2013| Preschool, Safety
Each season ushers in potential safety hazards, those that may cause injury or even death in preschoolers.  Like summer, temperatures can compromise the safety of young children; however, this time of year it's the cold rather than the heat that can injure or even kill.  Seasonal celebrations may also
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Whose Responsibility Is It?

by Lori Sciame November 14th, 2013| Preschool, Safety
Preschoolers may not be helpless, but they do need a lot of care and attention.  When it comes to a little one's safety, it's not only parents who need to assume responsibility.  Law enforcement officials, fire fighters, teachers, relatives, and even neighbors must take part in keeping a young
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Danger in Plain Sight

by Lori Sciame October 17th, 2013| Preschool, Safety
"Pastor: 2 year-old boy found dead in trunk had keys with him."  This heart wrenching headline from Fox News presents a little-known safety issue for young children: being trapped in a car trunk. As a regular writer for Your Parenting Info, I have written about many pressing safety issues, but
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Teaching Baby to Swim

by T Akery October 16th, 2013| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
It may surprise many parents to find that their babies can learn the basics of swimming. Some babies even naturally take to the pool. That doesn't mean that you can leave them unsupervised. But the earlier a baby learns how to adapt to the water, the easier
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Bike Safety for Preschoolers

by T Akery October 2nd, 2013| Preschool, Safety
Eventually, your preschooler will want to find independence in riding a bike. While you may still have the training wheels on at this point, it is still important to stress staying safe while on a bike or on a tricycle. These safety rules need to be enforced every time
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Autumn Safety Issues

by Lori Sciame September 19th, 2013| Preschool, Safety
Each season is unique in its own way.  Spring ushers in the newness of life, summer explodes in vibrant activity, fall signals a slowing down of the life cycle, and winter can be viewed as a time for renewal.  Because of seasonal changes in the environment, safety concerns continually
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Fire Safety and the Preschooler

by Lori Sciame August 19th, 2013| Preschool, Safety
Flames can appear mesmerizing to a young child. For instance, a yellow flame dances on top of a birthday candle, and blue and orange flames appear to lick the underside of a piece of wood in the fireplace. To a child who doesn't understand the true danger, fire appears
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Fireworks and Preschoolers: NO!

by Lori Sciame June 24th, 2013| Preschool, Safety
Hopefully the title of this post catches the attention of parents and others who have preschool children in their lives. This is because personal use fireworks, including sparklers, present special safety concerns during this time of year. Somehow, during the Fourth of July festivities, parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles,
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