Baby proofing is a matter of making a home safe for your baby now and into the future as they grow. Babies begin their life at home relatively safe because their limited mobility. In early infancy, babies can barely see and have no ability to move around independently. They can't roll over, can't support the weight of their own head and don't have full control to unclench their own fingers! However, some may be surprised at how fast that all changes. By about 3 months old, babies can grab onto things and around 6 months old, many are able to sit up. As your baby changes, your house and surroundings must change as well. Babies and toddlers love to learn about and explore their world. They learn by picking things up, moving around, putting things in their mouth and by poking or touching things within their reach.
Did you know that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has deemed that car seats should NOT be installed using the lower LATCH anchors if the combined weight of the child and the car seat is over 65 lbs. The concern is that the lower LATCH anchors in your vehicle may not be strong enough to restrain a heavier child under severe crash loads. Once your child and the car seat exceed the weight limit, you should stop using the lower anchors and switch to a seatbelt installation.
One of the most heart wrenching sounds a parent hears is their baby crying. And it's just that much more heartbreaking in the car where you can't really do much to comfort baby. While driving, figuring out why baby is crying it only half the battle. How do you comfort a baby in the car when most of the go to tricks only work outside a car seat?!
Going through the birthing process can be stressful enough, but Covid has greatly impacted that stress. Obstacles like new regulations and social distancing are changing a lot of people's ideal pregnancy journeys. Here are some resources and tips to help flesh out a pregnancy and birthing plan in the midst of the pandemic.
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52 children perished from being left in a hot cars in the U.S. in 2019. However, devastating child loss from heatstroke in a car is entirely preventable. Below are just a few tips to help keep your child from becoming the next statistic.
When it comes to our children's safety in the car, often the first thing to pop in people's heads is car seats. Though of course this is extremely important, there is more to the topic of safety in the car. It is important to also talk about sleep deprivation, distracted driving, and what how to prep for changing routines. These conversations can make a difference in saving a child's life!
Being cooped up at home can be very hard for children. It’s just as hard for parents, too — maybe even more so. The solution is to introduce some structure into your stuck-at-home life and incorporate activities that are fun enough to keep your kids engaged for hours on end, while also sneaking in learning opportunities for peak productivity.
A book scavenger hunt is a great way to engage your kids, play a game, and maybe squeeze in some reading time. Just print and search, happy scavenging!
No need to go outside when there is fun to be had inside. A indoor scavenger hunt is a fantastic tool to encourage your kids to think! Just print and let the good times commence.
A outdoor scavenger hunt is the perfect way to engage your kids. This is some simple, easy fun in the sun for you and your kids. Just print and begin the hunt!
Prevention is the key to keeping our families safe and healthy during this pandemic scare. We are urging everyone to sanitize their cars thoroughl...