Child Safety – the lazy version

I’m feeling really tired today (probably because I was playing on Facebook last night until 2am with The Clever Neighbor and Saving Common Cents) but I really wanted to do a Safety post today. So, I read somewhere that when you have blog writing block that you can do a summary post of some favorites…well, here is what I found when I typed “child safety” in my Google Reader!! – The top two were “starred” because I wanted to come back and look at them later…shh, I’m at work. 🙂 (1) I love reading these “Reasons” because (a) they are hilarious, and (b) I have usually either already done this or I will soon!!

Reason #182 – I drive my son around in a defective carseat

…tears with child car seat safety statistics, let my child ride in a defective one. And after my talk with the […]
from 1000 Reasons I’m a Crap Mom – 9:42 AM (1 hour ago)
(2) Alright, this one was just funny because I’m supposed to be working and I’m posting this post about how to avoid doing what you’re supposed to be doing…is it 5:00pm yet??!!

Top 10 Things to Do Instead of What You’re Supposed to Be Doing

safety recalls, EPA warnings, Energy Star ratings, BPA content, Spandex content, recycled material content, and whether you have to assemble it or not. These all apply, whether you need a new refrigerator or a quart of half-and-half. 6. It’s never to early to think about holiday card design.  Obviously, you haven’t taken your kids’ …
from stark. raving. mad. mommy. – 7:32 AM (3 hours ago)
(3) Woohoo!! Free Stuff!! Thanks, Deidre!!

Freebie Friday

…Cookbook FREE Child Safety Kit from ADT FREE Beautiful Outdoor Spaces Idea Book Activity Book for Kids FREE Milk Matters Coloring Book FREE “Art of Window Dressing” Booklets FREE 2 eCookbooks FREE Downloads Religious Books FREE Healthy Meals Made Simple Recipe Book FREE Easy Guide to Meditation FREE FREE Personalized Letters from Santa Free Kind…
from Cuckoo For Coupon Deals – 11:03 AM (4 minutes ago)
(4) Oh, I have to save this one for A LONG TIME FROM NOW if I ever get my baby girl!!!

How to Stop Sibling Bickering

…in a child for a toaster or something! The only foolproof solution I’ve heard is to only have one child. Bickering is a major frustration for most parents. It is not actually damaging to children if it stays at the bickering level. In fact, like most competition among kids it can serve a purpose. Bickering can build emotional IQ and improve soci…
from Family Focus Blog | Green Family Blog – 10:18 AM (48 minutes ago)
(5) I have always been terrified that my child(ren) would be overweight because Hubby and I are both very large people. So far, The Boy is thin and active and we are all eating healthy – I’ll tell you more about my weight loss journey another day!!

Teens having weight loss surgery

…comes as childhood obesity reaches epidemic proportions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 12 and a half million kids aged 2 to 19 are now considered obese… almost triple the number from 1980. But doctors caution weight loss surgery is no magic bullet at any age. And should only be used as a last resort warning for some teens it c…
(6) Thankfully, The Boy has not been too overly adventurous up until now – he likes to stick by us. I’m not sure if I could do this to my child, but I could totally see if I had more than one where this could be useful. I don’t know, it seems like a stroller or shopping cart might be more…friendly…?

Baby Leashes Anyone?

…term is Child Safety Harness…but nevertheless,  are they really necessary? Really lady…maybe with triplets…it’s acceptable? but really? Celebrities do it in style…   My favourite celeb couple, Brangelina on the other hand…do not use safety harnesses! No…instead they use the hand holding chain method!  Prett…
from The Adventures of Team Pancakes! – Aug 16, 2011 (3 days ago)
(7) The Boy and I are super prone to mosquito and bug bites. He gets these big bumps and a pimple and then he scratches like crazy!! I have old scars from my childhood where I did the same thing. 🙁 Oh, goodness…you should have seen his very first mosquito bite on his forehead (He looked like an alien!!) – and to make things worse, he had fallen off our bed the day before so we thought we had broken him!!!

Swimming Can Be Fun… But Watch For These Summer Visitors!

…Your child may say you sound “funny” as though you are in a cave or as though their ears are “stopped up.” Of course, this affliction is more common in the summertime, when families with children visit the beach, pool or lake to swim, but you will find swimmer’s ear where people swim in indoor pools during other times of the year, as well. Some…
from Child Safety Blog – Aug 16, 2011 (3 days ago)
(8) Yes…I subscribe to my own blog…I have to see what you all are seeing!!! 🙂

Shopping Safety

…about Shopping Safety with Children!! (1) The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provides safety tips for shopping and traveling including the following: ALWAYS: Keep children with you at all times while shopping. Accompany and supervise children in public facilities, including restrooms. Have a plan in case you become s…
from Going Crazy!! Wanna Go??!! – Aug 18, 2011 (18 hours ago)
(9) Have you entered A Blogtastic Extravaganza???!!! It’s pretty AWESOME!!! (That what #ABE2 means :))

Summer Infant Sure&Secure® Extra Tall Walk-Thru Gate Review #ABE2

…her for safety.  This is NO easy task by any means!  This girl is a magnet for trouble and goes for the very things she is not supposed to be near.  She takes off to explore whenever there’s an opening in whatever barricade I might have for her.  This has resulted in me chasing after her half-dressed on a few occasions – not fun!  One thing we a…
from Tales From the Nursery – Aug 17, 2011 (2 days ago)
(10) And finally…Autism is such a hot topic with families today. It’s so misunderstood and it’s so difficult to explain. It can look like so many different things – such a broad spectrum – God Bless any family who has a child who has been diagnosed with Autism.

Helping Parents Through the Autism Maze

…make a child’s world as safe and normal as possible. And when that world is different from the one most other children live in, parents want to know why. When a pediatrician’s patient lives in the world of autism, explaining the whys and whats to the parents is particularly daunting. Writing in the New York Times recently, Dr. Perri Klass addr…
from DC Child Accident & Safety Blog – Aug 14, 2011 (5 days ago)

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