Awareness

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 06-20-2016 to 06-26-2016

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 06-20-2016 to 06-26-2016

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In this week’s Children’s Safety News: A disturbing look inside the world of online sextortion https://t.co/fAEC2Vx3vo 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 timely health and safety... 

Community

Helping a Child Who’s Afraid of Dogs Through Their Fear

Helping a Child Who’s Afraid of Dogs Through Their Fear

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About two months ago, we discussed the ‘overly confident’ child around strange dogs….. We discussed teaching them the appropriate ways to approach, and the right questions to ask before petting any dog they did not know. Now I want to discuss the flip side of that….. The shy, quiet, or fearful child. I would like to teach you some skills to help your child through this for two reasons…. The... 

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...