Tag Archives: safety

Keep Windows #SafeAndStylish with Smith & Noble

When it comes to childproofing the obvious things seem to get addressed first.  Electrical outlets get covered with plugs.  Cabinets get locked.  Gates are installed.  But children are curious and there are many hidden dangers lurking in our homes that need to be addressed.  In fact the Consumer Product Safety Commission has determined the corded window coverings are one of the top five hidden hazards in American homes.  Each year infants, toddlers, and children pass away from accidentally strangling in window cords. There is a reason corded window treatments come with these warnings attached and we need to take them … …..

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Our Boys Have Been #HaloFromTheStart Babies!

Ever since my husband and I were expecting our first baby, safe sleep is something that we have heard a lot about.  I was fortunate enough to have friends with younger babies who talked a lot about safe sleep, and an amazing birthing educator who also gave us some incredible tips for keeping my sweet little baby safe while sleeping.  One thing that we heard over and over is that babies sleep better when swaddled, and that HALO SleepSacks were an absolute must for us to have.  So, we made sure to include a few SleepSack Swaddles on our baby … …..

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6 Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips from Energizer

I participated in this program on behalf of Energizer and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. In just a few short weeks there will be ghosts, witches, and monsters going door to door in exchange for sweet treats.  Well, in my case there will be two little cave girls along with their T-Rex dinosaur, hehe.  Luckily, our trick-or-treat time happens to be in the afternoon so we don’t have to worry about the extra dangers darkness brings, but having three little ones ranging in age from two to six still presents its own safety challenges since the hubby and … …..

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Are You Prepared For a Natural Disaster?

Is your family prepared for a natural disaster if one was to occur?  We live in Ohio and well natural disasters are few and far between here… but what if there was to be a flood, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, cyclone, volcanic eruption, earthquake, heat wave, or landslide near your home?  What if the government couldn’t get aid to your family in a timely manner?  Would you be able to feed your family?  I know.. a lot of questions… but all important. And so if you want to make sure that your family is prepared with enough food and supplies should … …..

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A Blogtastic Extravaganza – Spotlight Post: Parking Pal Magnet

When thinking of safety topics dealing with vehicles the first thought is probably about car seats/booster seats and having them installed correctly, but what about parking lots?  When I only had Dilly getting in and out of the car was no big deal, but now with Sugar it’s a bit of a juggling act.  I am constantly worried that Dilly is going to dart away from the car and get hit.  Frequently in the news you will hear about toddlers and young children being killed in parking lots from being hit by a car that could not see them.  In … …..

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A Blogtastic Extravaganza – Spotlight Post: ABC Fun Pad

When thinking of the word “childproofing” typically images of ugly cushioned padded materials and locks – lots of locks – come to mind.  I was so happy to find “Child Safety House Calls” because through their website Dr. Joel Clingenpeel and Dr. James Schmidt show how to make your home into a safe “yes” environment for your kiddos without sacrificing fun.  Did you catch the “doctor” part of that sentence?  The experience that Dr. Clingenpeel and Dr. Schmidt have comes not only from being father’s of young families, but also from over ten years combined experience as physicians in a … …..

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A Blogtastic Extravaganza – Spotlight Post: Gripsterz & Bandette

Just reading about Robyn Pellei makes me tired.  I’m serious!  She is a mom of 9…. that wasn’t a typo…. a mom of 9 adorable kids that range from 3 months to 9 years – and she home schools!  How does a mom of 9 have time to sleep or breathe?  And yet Robyn does it all including developing her own company – ViveVita.  The products that Robyn created arose from the necessity of needing simple solutions for things like keeping track of cups and toothbrushes amongst 9 children as well as keeping her little ones secure and safe while … …..

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A Blogtastic Extravaganza – Spotlight Post: KidSwitch

   Coming up with the theme “Making Safety Fun” was the easy part.  Finding products that fit this theme – now that was a challenge.  Usually when looking for safety products most items are designed to stop a child from touching/opening something.  That’s why I like the KidSwitch so much.  It is a safety product that is designed to actually let a child do something rather than taking something else away from them.    The KidSwitch is an absolutely genius idea that only a parent could of come up with… here’s the story.  Back in 1993 two year old Taylor constantly … …..

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