Emergencies

Here's what you need to know to stay calm in an emergency, common accidents you can avoid, how to make a first-aid kit, and more. Our safety advice is a must-read.

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.

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.

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.

How to Remove a Tick

Kid have an unwelcome hitchhiker on board after a walk in the woods? Don't panic! While ticks can be dangerous since they can spread Lyme disease, they're easy enough to remove. Learn how to quickly (and safely!) remove a tick, plus how to treat the bite area.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Stop a Nosebleed

Kid has a bloody nose? Don't panic! Most nosebleeds aren't a big deal and will end on their own. Learn the two things you need to stop the gushing, plus when to seek medical advice.

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.

Getting Ready for an Emergency

What you really need to be prepared for a possible crisis.

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