Airplane travel can be stressful. Traveling with a unpredictable toddler can be an absolute nightmare, or a dream --- depending on his mood. Take one factor out of the equation by ensuring his safety throughout the trip. While you can't guarantee that he will be an angel throughout the experience, you can ensure that your little angel or devil will be safe throughout the entire ordeal.
Baby jumpers are a great tool for busy moms and active infants. Jumpers either hang from a bungee cord from a door or sit on the ground, depending on the brand and type. Babies can jump at their discretion and play with a toy, while nearby moms have their hands free to make dinner, play with another child or work on other projects.
Even if he starts out in a bassinet, your baby eventually moves on to a crib. Not all cribs are completely safe for your baby, especially older cribs that were manufactured before current guidelines were established. Understanding the basic requirements of a crib helps you select the safest option for your child.
Modern Mom snagged an exclusive interview with one of the stars of the hit CBS show "The Mentalist." Tim Kang is a new dad who has decided to join the campaign for children's safety.
There is no better tool for predators than the Internet, says Nola Brantly, executive director of the Oakland-based Motivating Inspiring Serving and Supporting Sexually Exploited Youth, Inc. (misssey.org), an organization providing counseling to trafficked children. Here she describes how pimps use the Web to groom and sell young girls and offers ways you can help in your community:
Every parent wants his child to be safe. When babies are young, you can childproof your home, lower your water temperature thermostat and take other measures to ensure your baby's safety. During the first years, keeping your child safe is relatively easy since your baby spends most of his time with you or in the care of another trusted adult in a child-friendly environment. As children get older, become more mobile and develop their independence, however, your proactive measures of ensuring your child's safety should include teaching him practical ways that he can keep himself safe.
Before having children, your home probably seemed safe, but now that you have added a child to the family, you have new concerns. Childproofing a home covers many aspects, including the windows. Whether you live in a one-story home or on the top floor of a large apartment building, home windows present serious dangers for kids.
If your kids have cabin fever or a snow day off from school, you may be eager to send them outside to play. While snow can be an exciting element, filled with possibilities, it can also be filled with danger when not treated with respect. Help your kids to understand the potential dangers and keep them safe while they enjoy a winter day.
Kids and cars can be an explosive combination. If proper precautions are not followed, children can be hurt or killed when acting as pedestrians. As the Safe Kids USA website reports, pedestrian-related injuries are the second largest cause of injury-related death among children. To ensure that your kids are safe while in and around roadways, educate yourself on the dangers that children face as pedestrians and ways in which you can help reduce the likelihood that they suffer a potentially serious injury.
A family hiking trip allows kids to explore nature while getting exercise, but the activity also presents dangers. Preparing for the trip before you leave helps identify and avoid the potential dangers and makes for a more enjoyable hiking trip. Whether you take a short hike for an hour or hike the entire day or longer, the proper supplies and precautions help everyone get home safely.