Awareness

readingThe world of child health safety issues are changing at an incredible pace. Every day we are faced with new challenges, but we also discover incredible new cures and new technologies as people work to find better ways to make this a safer world for our kids…and for the people taking care of them.

We will to do our best here to keep you up to date on what’s happening: we’ll include news stories, trade publications, expert analyses and case studies. Sometimes we’ll blog about it and sometimes we’ll just tweet…most of the time it’ll be current, but occasionally we’ll dig up older material to give you something to reference…and to think about. If you find something we’ve missed and you think it belongs here, please contact us and send us the link. The point is to keep us all informed so we can make better decisions for ourselves and the little ones in our care.

Latest Awareness Posts

Child Health & Safety News 6/18: First Child Seat with Airbags

Child Health & Safety News 6/18: First Child Seat with Airbags

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In this week’s Child Health News: “What to do if your child’s nude selfie goes viral” bit.ly/2sYtrHm  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 social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed. Still, quite a... 

Child Health & Safety News 6/11: # Suicidal Kids Hospitalized Double

Child Health & Safety News 6/11: # Suicidal Kids Hospitalized Double

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In this week’s Child Health News: A record number of children died of flu this season. This is the highest number in a flu season excluding pandemic years. Approx 80% had not received a flu vaccination this season nbcnews.to/2sHWijY  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 social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we... 

SOLO: A Star Wars Story is Sensory Friendly 2x This Month at AMC

SOLO: A Star Wars Story is Sensory Friendly 2x This Month at AMC

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Since 2007, AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other special needs “Sensory Friendly Films” every month – a wonderful opportunity to enjoy fun new films in a safe and accepting environment. Tomorrow, Solo: A Star Wars Story is Sensory Friendly at AMC. The movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up and the sound turned down. Families will be able to bring in snacks to match their child’s dietary needs (i.e. gluten-free, casein-free, etc.), there are no advertisements or previews before the movie and... 

Child Health & Safety News 6/4: New Marshmallow Test New Result

Child Health & Safety News 6/4: New Marshmallow Test New Result

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In this week’s Child Safety News: A Quarter Of Kids Regret Live Videos They Post On Apps: Here’s How Parents Can Help bit.ly/2ksi2eT 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 social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed.... 

Study: Bath Oils for Childhood Eczema Provide No Medical Benefit

Study: Bath Oils for Childhood Eczema Provide No Medical Benefit

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“Bath oils used to help treat eczema in children offer no meaningful benefit as part of their care, a trial has found,” reports BBC News. Childhood eczema, also known as atopic eczema, is a common condition that causes redness and soreness of the skin. Treatments include using moisturisers (emollients), which have been shown to work, and using emollients as soap substitutes in the bath or shower. However, until now, there has been little evidence for a third type of treatment: adding emollient additives to baths.In the first big study of its kind, researchers found commonly prescribed...