Awareness

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 12-08-2014 to 12-14-2014

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 12-08-2014 to 12-14-2014

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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

Essentials to Keep Your New Baby Safe and Well

Essentials to Keep Your New Baby Safe and Well

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Some of the most important things you’ll need when you have a new baby include enough clothes and suitable bedding. Baby clothes Babies grow very quickly, so you’ll need to make sure your baby will have enough clothes for the first few weeks. For example, you’ll probably need about six stretch suits (all-in-ones) for both day and night, a shawl or blanket to wrap your baby in, and... 

Innovations

Buzzy – Because Kids Need Shots That Don’t Hurt

Buzzy – Because Kids Need Shots That Don’t Hurt

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As a pediatrician, I strongly support vaccination. I never thought shots were a big deal; parents and staff even chuckle sometimes when a kid is freaking out about shots. You know, ‘deal with it’. I have taken care of children who died from vaccine-preventable diseases, and I used to think that any delay in shots endangers all society. Then I had my own kids, and witnessed firsthand that while... 

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...