Injuries & Accidents

Keep your toddler safe from injuries and accidents with our be-safe guide on everything from bug bites to broken bones to emergency situations. Find out what requires medical care and ways to remain calm when your child is hurt.

How to Handle Head Injuries

These head injuries can appear way worse -- or much more harmless -- than they are. So take our crash course in what to look for the next time your child hurts herself.

Warning: Essential Oils Are Poisoning More and More Kids

Don't assume just because essential oils are naturally derived they can't cause your child serious harm.

First Aid for Insect Bites & Stings

Fast-action advice for dealing with bees, ticks, and other annoying summer pests.

Could You Handle an Emergency? What to Do in 12 Scary Situations

Read this now so you won't panic when you need to save your child in a dangerous or scary situation.

7 Ways to Not Forget Your Child in the Car

Too many children die in hot cars each year. Even if you think you would never forget your child in the car, follow these tips to be 100 percent sure.

Opioid Poisonings in Toddlers Are on the Rise: What You Need to Know

The number of children being hospitalized because of prescription opioid poisoning has risen sharply since 1997, especially among toddlers.

The No-Panic Guide to Treating Your Kid's Cuts and Bruises

Follow these expert tips to help your little one's bumps and scrapes feel better fast!

How to Treat a Burn

Follow these steps to treat a mild burn. Learn what methods work best to stop the pain and start the healing process.

Why the Rise of E-Cigarettes Is Especially Dangerous for Young Kids

E-cigarette exposure can be more dangerous for kids than exposure to regular cigarettes, according to a new study.

How to Remove a Splinter

Splinters can be tough to remove, but these smart steps can make the process safer and easier.

Alert! Laundry Detergent Pods Are STILL a Serious Poisoning Threat to Kids

Laundry detergent pods pose a serious poison risk to young kids who may eat them thinking they are candy.

In Case of Emergency: 11 Ways to Make the ER Less Stressful

The E.R. can be a bewildering place with loud noises, bright lights, restless kids, and freaked-out parents. Our guide makes it less stressful.

How Can Kids Still Be Dying in Hot Cars?

Kids are still dying in hot cars in alarming numbers. And one professor thinks he knows why.

How to Stop a Nosebleed

Learn what to do when your child has a nosebleed. Although bloody noses can be messy, it's easy to staunch the flow with pressure and patience.

Emergency Steps Your Child Should Know

As soon as your child is old enough to learn his numbers, you can prepare him to help during an emergency. Here, the lifesaving lessons to teach.

Watch: How To Remove a Tick

Follow these steps to take a tick off your child's body.

An Alarming Number of Kids Overdose on Medicine Each Day

A new report is a startling reminder to parents on just how easy it is for kids to overdose on household medications.

Think Your Child Wouldn't Pick Up a Gun? Think Again.

A terrifying new video will open your eyes to just how easy it could be for your child to get involved in a devastating gun accident.

How to Treat a Sprain or Strain

Kid has a sprain or strain? Don't panic! Learn the four things you need to do to treat these two common injuries, plus when to seek medical advice.

Mom Uses Brilliant Hack to Transform Son's Cut Into Harry Potter Magic

A mom's wizardly magic turned her son's frown upside down--and his scar into a Harry Potter tribute.

Got Kids Under 5? Lock Up Your Laundry Pods or Risk a Visit to the ER

Young children are four times as likely to end up in the hospital after contact with laundry pod detergent as those exposed to other types of detergent.

The Shocking Object That Was Stuck in a 5-Year-Old's Nose for 6 Months

You'll never look at your kid's snot the same way again after hearing this story.

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