Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
This is National Window Safety Week. If you live in an area where it’s starting to warm up, you’re probably ready to throw open those windows. But before you do, remember the following safety tips. After all, research shows that every year, approximately 5,200 children under the age of 18 are injured because of falls from windows. To keep your kids safe:
* Always make sure they’re locked
* Never put beds and furniture under windows–it’s way too tempting for young kids to climb up.
* Don’t rely on screens to prevent your child from falling out of a window.
* Don’t paint or seal windows shut. You want to be able to open all windows in case of an emergency.
* Consider installing window guards or window-opening control devices to make sure that windows don’t open too far.
For more advice, check out this brochure, courtesy of Andersen Windows & Doors’ Look Out For Kids! program.
Image: Pretty smiling little girl on balcony via Shutterstock
Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Eager for Spotlight, but Not if It Is on a Testing Scandal
A former schools chancellor in Washington has refused to talk to USA Today reporters about a cheating scandal.
Falls from windows injure 5,100 kids every year
Every year, more than 5,100 American kids go to the hospital with injuries after falling out of windows, and a quarter of them are serious enough for the children to be admitted, according to the first nationwide study of the problem.
The Placenta Cookbook
For a growing number of new mothers, there’s no better nutritional snack after childbirth than the fruit of their own labor.
Calories, sugar reduced in flavored milk for kids
Good news for milk-pushing moms this September: kid-favorite flavored milks will have less calories and sugar, according to the Milk Processor Education Program.
Congenital heart disease screening recommended for newborns
Before newborns leave the hospital, they should receive a simple, pain-free test to check for signs of congenital heart disease, one of the most common types of birth defects, according to a recommendation by a federal advisory panel.