Preschooler Nutrition

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Helpful feeding information for your preschooler Preschool-age children (ages 4 to 5) are still developing their eating habits and need encouragement to eat healthy meals and snacks. These children are eager to learn, especially from other people and will often imitate eating behaviors of adults. They need supervision at mealtime as they are still working on chewing and swallowing skills. The following are some helpful mealtime hints for preschool-age children: Prepare meals, provide regularly scheduled snacks, and limit unplanned eating. Poor behavior at mealtime should not be allowed. Focus on eating, not playing with food, or playing at the dinner ... More

Halloween Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

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Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help them have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Feel free to excerpt these tips or use them in their entirety for any print or broadcast story, with acknowledgment of source. ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility. Because masks can limit or block ... More

Indoor Air Quality

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There is good news and bad news about indoor air. The bad news is that indoor air often contains higher concentrations of hazardous pollutants than outdoor air. The good news is that everyone can reduce indoor air pollution. How do our Homes Become Polluted? Over the years, buildings have been made more air-tight to conserve energy. Keeping hot or cool air from escaping a home involves: Installing storm windows Densely packing insulation Wrapping the home during construction Applying caulk and weatherstripping to seal cracks and other openings While these techniques can save money and energy, they can also trap pollutants in the ... More

6 Quick High Chair Safety Tips

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When using a high chair, remember to: Make sure the high chair cannot be tipped over easily. If the chair folds, be sure it is locked each time you set it up. Whenever your child sits in the chair, use the safety straps, including the crotch strap. This will prevent your child from slipping down, which could cause serious injury or even death. Never allow your child to stand in the high chair. Do not place the high chair near a counter or table. Your child may be able to push hard enough against these surfaces to tip the chair ... More

5 Bathroom Safety Tips for Infants & Young Children

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The simplest way to avoid bathroom injuries is to make this room inaccessible unless your child is accompanied by an adult. This may mean installing a latch on the door at adult height so the child can't get into the bathroom when you aren't around. Also, be sure any lock on the door can be unlocked from the outside, just in case your child locks him or herself in. Simple Tips to Childproof Your Bathroom & Prevent Injuries Supervision: Children can drown in only a few inches of water, so never leave a young child alone in the bath, even for ... More
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