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July 4th is a great time to meet family and take vacations. One of the big parts of July 4th Celebrations is fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks — devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) continues to urge families NOT to buy

Swimming Safety Tips

Summer is here and it is a great time for children to hit the swimming pool. But parents should remember that swimming also comes with risk. Follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to protecting children from drowning. Pool Safety Never leave children alone in or near the pool or spa, even for
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Your child may have many symptoms during an ear infection. Here are a few of the symptoms of Ear Infection. Pain. The most common symptom of an ear infection is pain. Older children can tell you that their ears hurt. Younger children may only seem irritable and cry. You may notice this more during feedings because

Prevent Injuries While Sledding

Snow is upon us again! The DC Metropolitan Area has been blanketed with snow. Here are a few safety-pointers when you take your kids out for sledding and some snow fun: Children should be supervised, and younger children should be separated from older children. Avoid sledding in overcrowded areas. Make sure the area is free

Backyard Safety

Your backyard can be a safe play area for your child if you eliminate potential hazards. If you don’t have a fenced yard, teach your child the boundaries within which she should play. Always have a responsible person supervise outdoor play. Check your yard for dangerous plants. Among preschoolers, plants are a leading cause of