Keeping kids safe is priority number one for most parents, but it’s not always possible to prevent accidents and injuries. Kids don’t want to live in a bubble; they want to explore and have adventures, to try new things. And although your instinct is to protect them from harm, you probably realize that being overprotective will soon become stifling, and it could lead to all kinds of unfortunate side effects for children, such as a lack of confidence, a fear of the outside world, or worse, a tendency to rebel during adolescence. Still, you can take steps to keep them safe from common hazards, and you should have some basic knowledge of pediatric first aid for those occasions when accidents occur. So here are just a few first aid and safety tips that every parent should observe.
- Child-proof your home. The first way to ensure safety in the home is to take steps to childproof every room, as well as outdoor spaces. This means covering outlets, installing baby gates, adding door and drawer latches, locking oven dials, and potentially even strapping furniture to the wall during infancy and toddler years. This should prevent kids from suffering some of the most common accidents, such as electrocution, burns, poisoning, and falling or pulling items down on top of them. As for the backyard, you’ll want to look for hazards like poisonous plants and install locking gates around the pool area (if you have one).
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With summer arriving just around the corner, I know that I definitely will be needing a cooler now and then. I was thrilled to be able to review the ‘Radiance’ 24 Can Cooler from Thermos.
- Adjustable Shoulder Strap
- Quick Access Lid
- Front Zippered Pocket
- Side Mesh Pocket
- Holds 24 Cans
- Dimensions: 10″ W x 8.5″ D x 11″ H
If you are wanting to clean the interior or the exterior of the cooler, you just need to do it with the damp sponge and mild soap for the best results.
I was completely impressed with the cooler. I love all the room that there is inside of the Continue reading
I have such sensitive skin, and it is hard for me to find products that I can use on my face that doesn’t cause one problem or another. Honestly, I can say that since I have found the specific products that work out for my face I am usually a little bit skeptical to try new things. However, I was very excited to be able to give the PMD device as well as the PMD Skin Care Line a try.
About PMD (Personal Microderm):
“Achieving amazing anti-aging resultes at home with PMD Personal Microderm. It works just like a professional microdermabrasion treatment without the hassle or cost. The hand-held device uses the same aluminum oxide crystals as the ten thousand dollar machines found at your doctor’s office. It smooths away dead skin cells, diminishing age spots and other signs of aging.
- 1 Personal Microderm
- 7 exfoliating discs (1 white training, 2 green, and 4 blue)
- 1 electric cord
- 1 facial cap
- 1 body cap
- 1 reusable filter
- Instructional CD and Pamphlet
When you are regularly using the Personal Microderm, you should use a cell renewal or gentle skin resurfacing cream, and I was happy to be able to try out the PMD Daily Regeneration System – Starter Kit with my microdermabrasion tool.
How To Use:
**On the first treatment, you should use the training disc on the neck to test how the skin will react to treatments from the PMD.
- First you need to choose a disc. (Small Disc is used for face and delicate areas & Large Disc is used on your body specifically) (White-Training Disc, Blue-Sensitive Skin, Green-Medium strength, Red-Maximum Strength)
- Insert the disc by pushing down carefully.
- Use a free hand to pull the skin tight in the treatment area.
- Move the PMD Personal Microderm in an upward motion across the skin. (Do not make more than two passes over one area during the treatment.
- After the treatment use a toner to neutralize the pH balance in the skin and a recovery moisturizer.
- Let your skin recover. Wait 6-7 days between treatments.
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Drive It Home is an initiative of the National Safety Council. The initiative focuses on new teen drivers and some possible dangers which parents and teens are probably not aware of, but could save a life. Speaking of which, did you know that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for US teenagers?
The way the Drive It Home show presented the data was not only through hard facts but also through humor from the funny folks at Second City. They put on a faux Dr. Phil show which revolved around parents being more involved, responsible, and active parents. But also teen drivers should be aware of the road and their surrounds while also bringing in mind they are not masters of the road so they should be active learners.
The second main portion of the presentation involved a woman who lost her daughter. Her daughter was a passenger in a vehicle during a crash. The number of teens in the car at the time of the accident was three. The next valuable piece of information given out was the more teens in the car the chance of getting into a crash increases- With each additional passenger in a new teen driver’s car, the chance of a crash goes up 50%. For adults it is the opposite, each adult acting as another pair of eyes on the road around them, possibly catching Continue reading
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Social Power for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
There is a new breed of website out there. Its called Social Power . Social Power is a simple yet well powerful idea. Users create an issue then share it with friends via social media and if the idea gets supported by 1,000 people it becomes and initiative and it then,“This is when it gets exciting,” says Social Power’s co-founder and president, Daniel Gleich. “Since every Social Power initiative is potentially resolvable, there will always be a person, board or governing body capable of Continue reading
I am most definitely very ‘in to’ scarves right now. I loved them throughout the winter, and I am so happy to see that this trend is continuing into spring and summer. I recently was given the opportunity to do a review of an infinity Scarf from Beejeweled by Jesel.
About Beejeweled by Jesel:
Beejeweled by Jesel is a page on Facebook that has Jewelry and Accessory Fixed Price Auctions every Wednesday night at 8pm CST.
On Wednesday nights, you simply need to get onto your Facebook and watch for the great items to be posted. If you see an item that you want to purchase during the auction, you just common on the picture of the item with your e-mail address and Zip Code. You then will receive an e-mail with an invoice that must be paid within 24 hours.
Another extremely exciting option is that she also offers giveaways occasionally when people share and like her page.
Beejeweled is owned by a busy, hard working, stay at home mom.
The Continue reading
With two small children bibs are definintely a must have item. My oldest still uses them for the occasional meal, but my youngest always has one on. However, my youngest is not always a huge fan of having to wear them. That was until I introduced her to the Banda Bib.
About Banda Bib:
The BandaBib is an Award-Winning bandana style baby bib. It is extremely stylish and functional. It is made of 100% cotton designer print hi-dry cotton backing. It also has a velcro closure.
The Bib comes in a variety of prints and solids so that you can use it with any child.
I was Continue reading
We took a recent trip to Duane Reade to pick up some fun finds from the new issue of Happy and Healthy magazine.
The Happy and Healthy magazine, distributed by and sponsored by Duane Reade, is a magazine full of helpful hints and tips to helping improve and beautify your life with the help of Duane Reade of course. The most recent issue features Fergie and her new Wet n Wild cosmetics line. With magazine in hand, finding the deals of the week is easy. This magazine is actually half magazine/half flyer, combination meant to help you choose the items you want and need at the best prices. The magazine is also a way to learn about popular health topics like probiotics, allergy relief and weight loss. These topics of course also have featured products associated with them to add to it’s use.
The articles are easy to digest and it also helps to narrow Continue reading