Happy 5 Years Pediatric Safety! Time to Celebrate (GIVEAWAY)

July 17, 2009

Happy Birthday PedSafeCan it possibly be 5 years since Pediatric Safety was born?  It feels like just yesterday…yet so much has changed since then, and is continuing to change even as we  speak.

Back in 2009, our goal was to create a place where everyone who cares about children’s health and safety could get together to stay informed on all the topics that have the potential to affect them and the children in their care.  We wanted to make a difference. It didn’t take long to realize that we couldn’t do it on our own.

So we reached out – to parents and doctors and nurses and emergency responders and teachers – to child safety experts around the world – and we asked them for help.  And some truly amazing people stepped in to share the journey with us.  A pediatrician, a child psychology and bullying prevention expert, a water safety specialist, a family dentist, an EMS safety specialist,  a special needs parenting expert, and a food allergy specialist – all volunteered their time to help make this site a community where you can find answers and hopefully give answers to others when they need them. Together we’ve shared almost a thousand posts and ten thousand tweets about child health and safety.

And we are just getting started!   

Over the next couple of months you’re going to see some wonderful changes here at PedSafe, starting with our most exciting addition – the inclusion of NHS Choices articles on Pediatric Safety.  NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest, most comprehensive health information website. The articles we will be sharing with you span the full range of child health and safety issues: from living with disabilities to surviving childhood bullying; from adoption and fostering to puberty and talking about sex; from asthma and allergies to health and fitness.

We are also thrilled to announce that over the next couple of months Pediatric Safety will be getting a “makeover”. I could tell you what our plans are but then we’d have to kill you but we’d rather show you.  What I will say is that we’ve listened to what you – our readers – have been telling us you need, and our goal is to make sure you know you’ve been heard.  Hopefully you’ll see that as we roll out the next generation of Pediatric Safety.

For now, we’d like you to invite you to join us as we celebrate our 5 Year Bloggiversary

In honor of our 5 years together, we’re going to take  a “look back” at our favorite stories from the past 5 years, and a “look ahead” with a little giveaway to celebrate our future together. Now the “look back” part is pretty self-explanatory…but our “look ahead” could use a little more explaining – so here goes  

Introducing Pediatric Safety’s “TIME TO CELEBRATE” Giveaway

PedSafe girls Square Button Final5 Prizes to Celebrate 5 Years 🙂

  • For 4 runners-up – to thank you for sharing these past 5 years with us, we’d like to give you each a $10 Starbucks gift card.
  • And for our first place winner – in honor of our next 5 years together, we’d like to give you a $30 Amazon gift card.

Here’s How it Works:

For your MANDATORY ENTRY:

  • Follow the Pediatric Safety Community 

For your BONUS ENTRIES:

  • Tweet about this contest
  • Like our Facebook page
  • Leave a Comment on this Post 
  • Leave a Meaningful Comment on one of our “Look Back” posts
  • Blog about this giveawayy

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Finally  we’d like to thank all of you who have taken this journey with us.  At its heart, Pediatric Safety is a place where people can support each other – the village needed to raise a child. If we’ve been able to accomplish even a little of that, then this has been 5 years well spent.  We look forward to sharing the days ahead. – with love and gratitude from Stefanie, Audra and Jim

Comments

23 Responses to “Happy 5 Years Pediatric Safety! Time to Celebrate (GIVEAWAY)”

  1. Of course I follow Pediatric Safety. Lots of valuable information to keep My Little Guy safe!
    Leslie

  2. Kathleen e says:

    Congrats on 5 years! Love all the helpful info about my two (& a half) little girls!” Safety doesn’t take a holiday”

    • Stefanie ZuckerStefanie Zucker says:

      Thanks Kathleen! Always great to hear we’re making a difference 🙂 Really appreciate your letting us know! Have a great weekend.

  3. michelle delp says:

    I like the Brecker Bunny safety books!

    • Stefanie ZuckerStefanie Zucker says:

      Thanks…I like them too. Love when we get to showcase people who’ve created something special to keep kids safe. Thanks for celebrating with us!

  4. Michele says:

    I’m new to following pediatric safety.

  5. Michele says:

    It’s nice to get updates on FB about keeping our little ones safe.

  6. iceyogurt@gmail.com says:

    I just found some useful and important sources from Your blog that I need to take of my baby. I love this, Child Health & Safety News Roundup
    Thank You for everything and Happy 5 Years Pediatric Safety!!

    • Stefanie ZuckerStefanie Zucker says:

      You just made our day! We LOVE to hear when we make a difference! (..it’s why we do what we do) Thanks so much for letting us know! 🙂

  7. Mikibaxter@hotmail.com says:

    I really like the practical and helpful articles such as on drowning and animal bites – very informative!

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