Top Children’s Safety Related Articles & Blog Posts

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    New: skin damage starts with your child’s first summer

    It’s taken a long time for science to quantify what mothers have always known: the skin of babies and toddlers is very different from the skin of older children and adults. Babies’ skin is softer because the outermost protective layer, the stratum corneum, isn’t mature until at least age two.

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  • Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Christmas Toys

    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Christmas Toys

    I have wonderful news about toys! The exciting, groundbreaking CPSC reform act, overwhelmingly approved by both the Senate and the House this summer, starts the countdown toward safer toys for your children. This act bans lead and toxic phthalates in children’s toys and requires third-party safety certification before toys go on the market. Plus, you’ll […]

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  • Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Holiday Toys

    Dr. Greene’s Buying Guide for Holiday Toys

    I have wonderful news about toys! The exciting, groundbreaking CPSC reform act, overwhelmingly approved by both the Senate and the House this summer, starts the countdown toward safer toys for your children. This act bans lead and toxic phthalates in children’s toys and requires third-party safety certification before toys go on the market. Plus, you’ll […]

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  • Do You Know Where Germs Are Waiting for Your Kids?

    Do You Know Where Germs Are Waiting for Your Kids?

    In a recent survey 1,000 people were asked where they thought disease-causing germs were most likely to be found: shopping cart handles, porta potties, playground equipment, escalator handrails, or picnic tables. The results were compared to the real culprits disclosed in a paper by University of Arizona professor Dr. Charles Gerba, one of the nation’s […]

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  • Choking Risks

    Choking Risks

    Is it normal for an 11-month-old to swallow his food whole?

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  • Crib Safety

    Crib Safety

    Question:
    Can crib bumpers really cause SIDS? What if my baby hits her head?

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  • Reye Syndrome

    Reye Syndrome: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to Reye syndrome: Children’s aspirin used to be one of the most common medicines given to children. Today it is not recommended, and Reye syndrome is the reason why. What is Reye syndrome? Reye syndrome is a serious illness of the liver and brain. The mitochondria within the cells stop functioning properly, leading to […]

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  • Lead Poisoning

    Lead Poisoning: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Plumbism Introduction to lead poisoning: Most people aren’t aware that lead remains a top environmental health hazard for US children. More than one in 25 American children have blood lead levels high enough to lower IQ or cause learning disabilities, violent behavior, attention-deficit disorder or hyperactivity. What is lead poisoning? Lead is a […]

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  • Heat Stroke

    Heat Stroke: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat prostration Introduction to heat stroke: Whether it’s a baby at the beach on a hot day, a toddler left in a sweltering car, or a budding young athlete at an exhausting practice in the sun, heat injuries are more common than people think.

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  • Head Banging

    Head Banging: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Head rolling, Body rocking Introduction to head banging: When children develop a habit of head banging, their parents are often concerned. They express fear that this habit might hurt their child, perhaps even causing brain damage. The unspoken fear is that their child might have autism.

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