Liquid Laundry Pods: A Rising Household Danger

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Thirty kids per day. That's the rate of kids requiring medical attention because of a surprising household danger -- liquid laundry detergent pods. Sure, those little pods make the laundry process just a little bit more efficient (or if you're trekking to a laundromat, your load a little lighter). But if you have kids... Read more

Recall Reminds Parents To Anchor TV And Furniture To Wall

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Earlier this week, Pali Design recalled several pieces of furniture. Restraint straps that anchor armoires and dressers to the wall can break, posing a risk of falling when curious kids play on the furniture. While the recall was relatively small -- affecting 18,000 pieces of furniture in the US -- it points to the larger... Read more

Best Gear For Smarter Babyproofing

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June is National Safety Month. So if you feel like everything is an accident waiting to happen now that baby is here or on the way, now's the time to beef up your babyproofing. Bath Spout Cover Bath time should be fun, not fearful. This adorable soft rubber whale spout cover by Skip Hop protects... Read more

What I Learned From the Babyproofing Pro: My Home Is a Death Trap

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I thought our home was relatively safe. There’s no pool in the backyard, no loaded guns lying around, and our television has a V-Chip to ensure no visitors are accidentally exposed to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Then Arvey Levinsohn, an Advanced Certified Professional Childproofer and owner of A & H Childproofers, paid me... Read more

Time to Babyproof the Laundry Room! Detergent Capsules Are a Huge Risk

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Those little laundry detergent capsules may make throwing in a load of laundry a lot less messy (no powder or liquid spills!) but it's important for parents to be aware that, to a child, they look like candy -- when really, they're poison. The American Association of Poison Control Centers reports that there's been a... Read more

The Choking Hazard That Might Be In Your Kid’s Toys

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You may want to check that toy you just bought for baby. Button batteries, those smaller than a coin, have become a huge threat to children’s health. In a new study from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, it was reported that 40,000 children were treated... Read more