Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'safety' (20)

Is it Safe to Use a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace to Reduce Teething Symptoms?

When your child starts teething, typically around 4 to 6 months of age, your baby will probably be…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

The Salt and Ice Challenge – Kids Are Using Table Salt and Ice to Cause Painful Burns to Their Skin

Yesterday afternoon when my son got into the car, he was asking his sister if she ever put salt on ice.  I didn’t realize that he was talking about putting the salt and ice combination on his skin.  I just assumed that his science teacher was teaching them about temperature changes using salt and ice.  Then this afternoon, I noticed a huge red spot…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

7 Winter Essential Items to Keep Your Family Safe During Winter Holiday Trips

Are you planning on traveling this Christmas?  If so, you should make emergency plans in case of inclement weather derail your best laid out plan.  Winter storms can make traveling dangerous especially in…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 7, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Easy Do It Yourself Dryer Maintenance Can Reduce the Risk of a House Fire

A few weeks ago, I noticed that our dryer was taking a long time to get our clothes dry.  I decided to get my older children to help me do some investigating and try to find the source of the problem.  I had a feeling that there was some lint trapped in the dryer hose but after investigating a little bit we discovered…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 8:11am — No Comments

React Mobile App Can Send Emergency Alerts at the Touch of a Button – Keeping You and Your Family Safe

Safety is one of my biggest concerns when it comes to going walking, going to an unfamiliar place, or spending time outdoors with my family, especially this time of year when it gets dark outside earlier in the evenings.  Having a cell phone is a great accessory but in the event of an emergency it is not always possible to dial 911 or reach…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

Choosing the Right Backpack Can Greatly Reduce the Risks of Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

Is your child’s backpack too heavy, bulky, or about to burst at the seams because your child is constantly stuffing all of their school supplies, textbooks, library books, lunch boxes, and other personal belongings into their backpack?  A heavy backpack can cause long-term health problems or injuries.  Over the last few years, more children are…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Backpack Misuse Can Lead to Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

As your kids are heading back to school and stuffing their backpack full of school supplies and books, it is important for parents to make sure that their backpack isn’t too heavy.  Did you know that most children carry their backpack improperly? Misusing a backpack and wearing it improperly can lead to long-term health problems or injuries.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 21, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments

Barbecue Safety Tips – Keep Your Children Safe While Using the Barbecue Grill

Do you enjoy grilling out during the summer months to avoid heating up your house while using your oven to cook meals for your family?   It is possible some families are able to grill out year round depending on where you live.  For most families grilling season typically begins when the temperatures get warmer outside or around Memorial Day.   Often times…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 26, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Summer Food Safety Tips – Reduce Your Chances of Food Poisoning

Do you enjoy going to barbecues or celebrations during the summer time, especially, around holidays?  Did you know that you are more likely to eat contaminated food when temperatures outside are warmer?  During the summer months many families and friends are getting together to hang out, have cookouts, attend celebrations, or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 25, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Firework Safety and Prevention For The Entire Family

Fourth of July is a little over a week away and the firework stands have been preparing for weeks so that they can legally open.  Most states in the US, allow firework stands to only be open for a short period of time before New Years Eve and Fourth of July.  During this small window, thousands of people flock to the firework stands looking to buy…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 24, 2013 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Family Fun – Spending the Afternoon at the Swimming Pool

Yesterday afternoon I decided to take the kids to the swimming pool for a bit of afternoon fun.  My older kids have been asking when they could go swimming every since school has been out for the summer.  I decided that I would surprise the kids and let them go swimming.  The look on their face was “priceless” when they discovered that we were going to go swimming.

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 23, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Bicycling is Great Exercise and the Entire Family Can Enjoy Exercising Together

As the weather has warmed up outside, I have noticed more children and teenagers in my neighborhood outside playing and riding their bikes, scooters, or skateboards.  I have noticed that the children in our neighborhood think that they own the road and aren’t always paying attention to traffic around them.  Sometimes they will even continue riding in the middle of…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 19, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

12 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe on the Playground

Most kids are out for the summer and parents find themselves looking for activities for them to do with their kids.  Parents want to keep their kids busy and active during the summer months.  As you are finding activities for the kids to do, remember that doing free things can be just as fun and rewarding.  I remember when I was growing up my family…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 18, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Swimming Pool Safety Tips to Keep You and Your Family Safe This Summer

I always loved summer time as a kid, it meant spending time at the pool and hanging out with my friends on the weekends.  While I was growing up, my mom would often invest in a small wading pool for us so that we could swim in the backyard.  A wading pool is a small pool that is usually a few feet deep and can fill it up with water so that you can swim…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 13, 2013 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Prevent Heat Related Car Accidents This Summer

Each summer I always cringe when I hear sad stories on the new about parents or daycare workers accidentally leaving a child inside of a hot car, in some cases the child was only left alone few minutes.  As a mom, I always wondered how and why these kind of things happen to an infant or child.  I know that I personally make sure that my kids are out of the car…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 12, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

When Should I Transition My Toddler to A Big Bed?

Many parents wonder when is the perfect time to transition their baby from their crib into a toddler bed or regular bed.  As a mom, I can’t give you a perfect answer because each child is different and is ready to move into a regular bed at different ages.  You know your child best and can gauge when you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 21, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

What Type of Car Seat Do I Need?

In order to bring your child home from the hospital, you must have a car seat.  This item should be on the top of your gift registry and installed in your car before your baby is born.  Having the car seat installed around 35 weeks of pregnant, will ensure that you are prepared for the arrival of your baby.  Learn what type of car seat is best for you and your budget.

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 3, 2012 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Tips to Ensure that Your Child’s Car Seat is Installed Properly

Car seat safety is very important.  In fact, car crashes are the number one reason why young children are injured or even killed.  Keeping your baby safe is easy with these few simple steps.

 

Find some great tips and tricks to ensure that you are installing your child's car seat properly at Uplifting…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 30, 2012 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

How to Make Bathing Your Infant More Enjoyable?

Bathing an infant isn’t an easy task and can be an overwhelming experience.  Once a baby is wet and then you add soap to the equation, an infant becomes very slippery and are hard to hang on to.  Luckily, when you baby is smaller they don’t have to be bathed every day.  In fact, your baby probably won’t like bath time until they are a bit older.  Keep in mind that even though your tiny newborn can’t splash you, be prepared to get wet.  Read more: …

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 18, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Teach Your Child the Dangers That Lurk on the Internet – Part 3

Did you know that your teenager needs to know how to use social media safely, to avoid putting themselves in a dangerous situation.  The internet is great for connecting your teens to their friends online but many teens are social creatures and love that they can connect with people from all over the place.  However, doing so puts them at risks for cyber bullyling, cyber stalkers, pornography, downloading viruses unknowingly, and download illegal software, music, or movies.  To read the full…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2012 at 12:16am — No Comments

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