Awareness

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 09-08-2014 to 09-14-2014

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 09-08-2014 to 09-14-2014

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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 information to the parents, medical professionals and other caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we may miss something, but we think... 

Community

Why Does My Newborn Baby Need a Second Hearing Test?

Why Does My Newborn Baby Need a Second Hearing Test?

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If your newborn baby’s first hearing test doesn’t show a clear response from one or both ears, your baby will need a second screening test. This happens with a lot of babies. It doesn’t necessarily mean your baby has hearing problems. Some common reasons for needing a second screening include: your baby may have been unsettled when the first test was done there may have been some background... 

Innovations

S.A.F.E.R Child Seat Covers

S.A.F.E.R Child Seat Covers

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To clean most child car seats covers requires complete removal of the car seat from the vehicle. As a result, there are two groups of parents, those who are constantly taking their child’s car seat out of the car for cleaning and those who never remove it from its secure position in the vehicle. My husband (an award winning pediatrician) and I used to fall in the first camp. Then we came up with... 

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...