About Tamara Walker

Tamara Walker, R.N., aka “MomRN”, is the mom of two teenagers, a registered nurse, a child safety expert and instructor, and host of the “Ask MomRN Show”. Her passions are to help parents as they navigate the journey through parenthood and to protect children of all ages. Her websites are http://www.MomRN.com and http://www.blogtalkradio.com/FlyLady.MomRN has been a member of the PedSafe Expert team

Website: http://www.MomRN.com

Articles by Tamara

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Safety Tips

Last updated on October 6th, 2015 at 01:10 amHalloween is a fun time of costumes, candy, and carving of pumpkins. Unfortunately, one little slip and that fun could be over and you might be rushing to the emergency room. Accidental lacerations and puncture wounds to the hands and fingers are common injuries seen in emergency rooms around the country during this time of year due to Halloween pumpkin... 

My Child is Sick: New Book Tells Parents When to Call the Doctor

My Child is Sick: New Book Tells Parents When to Call the Doctor

Last updated on October 5th, 2015 at 11:20 pmHave you ever debated about whether your child’s symptoms warranted a call to the doctor or not? Wondered if your kid was sick enough to go to the emergency room in the middle of the night or if it was okay to wait until the morning to go to the doctor’s office instead? Worried whether you were doing the right things to treat your child’s... 

7 Prevention Steps to Reduce Child Deaths from Hot Cars

7 Prevention Steps to Reduce Child Deaths from Hot Cars

Last updated on July 10th, 2017 at 02:18 pmThirty-eight children, on average, die each year from heat stroke after being left in or becoming trapped in a hot car, according to KidsandCars.org, a website dedicated to improving child safety around and in cars. Unfortunately, in 2010 the number of children who died was 49 and there have already been numerous deaths this year, only part of the way through... 

NCHS Red Light Safety Camera Campaign can save lives

NCHS Red Light Safety Camera Campaign can save lives

Last updated on September 4th, 2015 at 10:00 pmKeeping our families safe on the road is a very important task that we undertake as parents. We drive carefully, keep our cars in tip-top shape, and make sure everyone is buckled in safely on each and every trip. Unfortunately, we can’t control what other drivers on the road are doing. We must rely on the police and essential safety equipment, such as... 

FDA Warns of Health Threat from Using Benzocaine

FDA Warns of Health Threat from Using Benzocaine

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 11:56 amCould your baby’s teething gel be dangerous? Could using benzocaine spray or lozenges for a sore throat lead to a potentially fatal condition? Maybe, according to a new safety announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released late last week. Commonly found in over-the-counter products for the relief of mouth and teething pain, as well... 

BAM! Body and Mind: Making health education fun for kids

BAM! Body and Mind: Making health education fun for kids

Last updated on March 28th, 2018 at 11:52 pm As parents, we know it is important for kids to learn about health, wellness, and how their bodies work so they can lead healthy lives as kids and as adults. Schools usually include some health education into their curriculum but parents still have a responsibility to provide further instruction. The challenge lies in how to do that in a fun, engaging way...