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{Child Safety} Fire Safety in the Home

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 3,500 Americans die in fires and approximately 18,300 sustain injuries each year. Tonight my family was almost a victim due to a simple mistake that could happen to anyone and in a matter of minutes could have resulted in the loss of our home. Here's what happened. We'd just returned home from a shopping trip to Costco and unloaded the groceries. Apparently, my husband had put a box of our groceries on the stove and inadvertently turned on … [Read more...]

{Baby/Child Safety Series} Childproofing Travel Tips

Have you taken a trip with your children yet? Before I became a parent traveling was an adventure but now as a parent, that adventure requires a LOT more gear and preparation. The first road trip we took after having our daughter was enlightening.  We've never had so much stuff in our vehicle! Who knew that traveling with a baby meant you had to carry so many things to make the trip safe and enjoyable? And why does that stuff take up so much room? At the time our daughter was only six months … [Read more...]

{Baby/Child Safety Series} Introduction

Having three young children in my home has been far more challenging than I ever anticipated. The longer I go as a parent the more I realize how stressful and nerve wracking caring for small children can be.  Sure there are stresses like changing diapers, scheduling conflicts, and soothing tantrums, but what stresses me out the most is the day-to-day challenge of keeping my kids safe! You would think that after having one child the second and third would be easier, that our home would be a … [Read more...]

{Child Safety} Retrofit Those Old Blinds for FREE with Kits Courtesy of 3 Day Blinds

This is something that is very important to me - child safety and baby proofing your home.  I am hoping to have a Child Safety series soon. The Window Covering Safety Council recommends you only use cordless window products in young children’s bedrooms and play areas. Owners and renters are advised to replace all window coverings made before 2001 with newer, safer products. However, if for some reason you can't afford to do this or whatnot and you want to keep your older window … [Read more...]