Category Archives: parental safety tips

Top Car Seat Mistakes

It’s not uncommon for parents to make a handful of mistakes when it comes to car seats and car seat installation. As a parent, you may not even realize you are making these mistakes. To help, here are the top car seat mistakes parents make: 1. Moving Your Child Out of a Booster Seat Too […]

Winter Weather Sports Safety Tips

There are many activities to participate in around the winter season, including skiing, snowboarding, sledding, ice skating and more! Unfortunately, the treacherous winter weather comes with the risk of injuries in young children. In 2013, more than 47,000 children were treated in ERs for injuries related to sledding, ice skating and snowboarding, and the majority […]

Cabs & Babies in NYC: How Does it Work?

Traveling in New York City with a baby can be quite challenging, especially when you hail a taxi. The question is, what about a car seat? How do I keep my baby safe? Although the law doesn’t require you to use a car seat in a taxi or livery, it is extremely important to do […]

The 10 Most Dangerous Toys for Kids

Thanksgiving has ended and the Christmas shopping season is officially under way. If you’re shopping for little ones this season, make sure to avoid purchasing theses most dangerous toys for kids: 1. Air Storm Firetek Bow: This toy is a potential hazard for eye injuries. It is sold at Walmart and The products lists warnings […]

7 Drugs That Can Kill Kids in a Single Pill

In 2002 there were 2.4 million toxic ingestions, and more than half of these occurred in children younger than 6, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Children aged 18-36 months seemed to be at the highest risk, and for these toddlers, just one pill can be deadly. Be aware of these 7 […]

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is right around the corner! You may have already picked out your child’s costume, carved your pumpkin, and bought all your Halloween candy for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters, but have you prepared your kids for safe trick-or-treating? Here are some simple safety tips for choosing the right costume, carving pumpkins with your kids, and trick-or-treating: […]

Parents: Speak Early, Speak Often about Teen Driving Safety

Car crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths in New York State. An involved parent can help cut a teen’s risk in half. As a parent, you have the greatest influence over your teen’s driving. Take these steps to talk with your teen about driving safety: •    Speak Early about Driving Safety: Speak about […]

10 Deadly Mistakes Teen Drivers Make

1. Risk Taking: it’s important to know that it can happen to you. Having the mindset that it will never happen to you or you are too smart to make a stupid decision are excuses we hear all too often. Car crashes are the leading cause of injury and death for people ages 15 to 20. […]

Backpack Safety Tips for the Back to School Season

It’s important for parents to make safety a priority when shopping for school backpacks for their kids. About 6,000 children are injured each year from wearing an inappropriate backpack, according to a senior occupational therapist at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Here are some tips on how to select the best backpack for your child: • […]

Driving with Kids: 5 Ways to Save Your Child’s Life

While you may not have control over other driver’s actions, you can take certain safety precautions to make sure your little one is protected in an accident: Buckle Up: Believe it or not, some people still do not use seat belts to secure themselves or their children. In 2011, among fatally injured passenger vehicle occupants, more […]