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7 Ways to Avoid the Emergency Room This Holiday Season

During the month of December, over 25 percent of home fires are caused by holiday decorating -- claiming over 500 homes in the U.S. annually. Kitchen fires are also more prevalent during the holidays,…

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Top Dangers of the Digital Age (Infographic)

The internet brought us LOLcats, memes and social media. But it's not all fun and games. If you were looking for a hearty list inspired by the internet's dark side, here it is. Especially for children…

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Drowning Looks Different From What You Think

I am not going to sugarcoat this: approximately 750 children will drown this year, and of those 750, about half of them will do so within 25 yards of a parent or guardian. Children still run the ri…

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When a Parent’s Worst Nightmare Becomes News

I really despise being the bearer of bad news. There is no joy in shattering someone’s momentary innocence and reminding them of the random cruelty in the world, so I will just say something really ho…

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Bumbo Fail

Years ago, when my child was an infant and barely capable of rolling over, a friend brought over a brightly colored object that kind of looked like a toilet aid. It was a “Bumbo,” as this friend excla…

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Are Pacifiers, Sippy Cups, and Bottles Safe?

Little kids suck! I say this, not making a qualitative judgment on their character, but simply making an observation that their insatiable desire to explore the world through their mouth drives them t…

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How Necessary is Childproofing?

The obsession with childproofing had always seemed a bit ridiculous, another modern parenting anxiety that cropped up once people stopped having to worry about diphtheria or the draft. When my chil…

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The Number One Way to Protect Your Baby

  By Gernot Wagner, Moms Clean Air Force Guest Blogger My wife and I have no car, no TV, and a no-screens policy around our 8-month-old. We carry him around in an organic cotton wrap. His f…

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Tales From the Crib

Now I am not usually moved to report on every one (or even most) of the countless and ceaseless amount of children's toy and product recalls that hang over consumer consciousness like a dark cloud. Fr…

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Death Trip: Avoid Becoming a Statistic

True story: When my son was born, we had a few days in the hospital to recover, rejoice, and regroup before we set out into the world, and our new lives as parents. On our last morning as hospital res…

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