Awareness

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 09-19-2016 to 09-25-2016

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 09-19-2016 to 09-25-2016

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In this week’s Children’s Safety News: These Elementary Schools Tripled Recess Time And Saw Immediate Positive Results https://t.co/SUHvXj62Co Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use Twitter and Facebook to communicate relevant and... 

Community

Helpful Allergy Facts for Parents

Helpful Allergy Facts for Parents

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According to the charity Allergy UK, around 21 million adults in the UK have at least one allergy, while half of children and under-18s have one or more allergies.* What are the most common allergies? The most common allergies are to: Pollen House dust mites Mould Wasps and bees Pets such as cats and dogs Industrial and household chemicals Foods such as milk, nuts (mainly peanuts) and eggs You... 

Innovations

The NuRoo Pocket:  Skin-to-Skin Closeness for Mom + Baby

The NuRoo Pocket: Skin-to-Skin Closeness for Mom + Baby

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My name is Hope Parish, and I fell in love with the practice of Skin-to-Skin after being introduced to the benefits by my nurse midwife following the birth of my third baby. I thought I was pretty savvy in terms of how to provide best care for baby, but yet I had never heard of holding baby Skin-to-Skin. I will forever be grateful to her for taking the time to walk me through the incredible value... 

Involvement

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

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In 2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a working group of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medical Services for Children, the American Ambulance Association, and other key organizations and started a project called “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles”. Finally a long-standing problem was being recognized...