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Child Health & Safety News 10/16: Home Fire Drill 2 Minute Test

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Safety News: What pediatrician mothers want you to know bit.ly/2xp4Pwh

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 bit happens every day – so to make sure you don’t miss anything, we offer you a recap of this week’s top 20 events & stories.

  • Sesame Street, World Vision partnership now in 11 countries, reaching refugee kids with lifesaving health & hygiene lessons bit.ly/2zblL67 2017-10-15
  • UK restaurant tricks putting your child’s health at risk with jaw-dropping levels of salt, fat & sugar dailym.ai/2gcIzek 2017-10-15
  • Fidgets can enhance concentration, provide calming for special needs students bit.ly/2xETxEh 2017-10-15
  • Facebook Says Its Fake News Label Helps Reduce The Spread Of A Fake Story By 80% bzfd.it/2hFFpjs 2017-10-14
  • AAPedDentists issued the 1st evidence-based guideline on the use of SDF to treat cavities in pediatric patients bit.ly/2geNMWC 2017-10-14
  • Health Care Cuts Put 50,000 Hudson Valley Children at Risk bit.ly/2xC7T3j 2017-10-13

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week:
The Old School Family Safety Drill You Still Need to Practice bit.ly/2xzeuf7
Could Your Family Pass the 2 Minute Evacuation Test?

  • When Should Your Child Have a First Eye Exam? cle.clinic/2z2si2S 2017-10-13
  • How to Stop Cyberbullying: Digital Citizenship for Children zpr.io/ngE6w 2017-10-13
  • My Little Pony: The Movie is Sensory Friendly 2x in October at AMC zpr.io/ngxQP 2017-10-13
  • Special Needs Kids Are All Around Us – Please Teach Acceptance – Thurs Time Capsule bit.ly/2yhDpYK 2017-10-12
  • Are You Keeping Your Grandkids Safe?? bit.ly/2fYaA8Y 2017-10-11
  • Bullying harms children’s mental health, but for how long? bit.ly/2fXn4Ok  2017-10-11
  • Is Your Teenager In An Abusive Relationship? You CAN Help!zpr.io/ngfPk 2017-10-11
  • Babywearing improves child’s health, promotes attachment bit.ly/2fQBjV7 2017-10-10
  • Ending child marriage critical to achieving sustainable development goals – affects 15 million girls each year bit.ly/2yafeLf 2017-10-09
  • Child Oral Health Concerns bit.ly/2yQnSfi 2017-10-09
  • Carbon Monoxide is a Silent Killer…How to Keep Your Family Safe zpr.io/n6emV 2017-10-09
  • Sensory Friendly Screening: Blade Runner 2049 Tomorrow at AMC zpr.io/n6eXq 2017-10-09

My Little Pony: The Movie is Sensory Friendly 2x in October at AMC

New sensory friendly logoSince 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.

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 it’s totally acceptable to get up and dance, walk, shout, talk to each other…and even sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced during movie screenings unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Does it make a difference? Absolutely! Imagine …no need to shhhhh your child. No angry stares from other movie goers. Many parents think twice before bringing a child to a movie theater. Add to that your child’s special needs and it can easily become cause for parental panic. But on this one day a month, for this one screening, everyone is there to relax and have a good time, everyone expects to be surrounded by kids – with and without special needs – and the movie theater policy becomes “Tolerance is Golden“.

Families affected by autism or other special needs can view a sensory friendly screening of My Little Pony: The Movie on Saturday, October 14th and October 28th at 10am (local time). Tickets are $4 to $6 depending on the location. To find a theatre near you, here is a list of AMC theatres nationwide participating in this fabulous program (note: to access full list, please scroll to the bottom of the page).

Still to come in October: Geostorm (Tues 10/24); My Little Pony: The Movie (Sat 10/28)

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Editor’s note: Although My Little Pony: The Movie has been chosen by the AMC and the Autism Society as this month’s Sensory Friendly Film, we do want parents to know that it is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for some mild action.  As always, please check the IMDB Parents Guide for a more detailed description of this film to determine if it is right for you and your family.

Child Health & Safety News 10/9: Sextortion -Parents Need To Know

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: How ‘Sesame Street’ is helping kids learn to cope with trauma abcn.ws/2fYmZ0x 

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 bit happens every day – so to make sure you don’t miss anything, we offer you a recap of this week’s top 15 events & stories.

  • Daan Utsav: Bringing Quality Healthcare To Underprivileged Children bit.ly/2hXQkJ0 2017-10-08
  • Does a Parent’s Age Have an Effect on Child Development? bit.ly/2yvh8ax 2017-10-08
  • 85% of Parents Are Giving Time-Outs Wrong bit.ly/2xoaoLH 2017-10-08
  • A growing backlash among young people disillusioned with the negative side of tech, such as online abuse & fake news bit.ly/2xkEYWg 2017-10-07
  • 3 ways to boost your child’s health through their gut bit.ly/2g0Tpr7 promoting healthy gut bacteria that can last a lifetime 2017-10-06
  • For Children With Severe Anxiety, Drugs Plus Therapy Help Best n.pr/2xdDVHJ 2017-10-06

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week:
Why Every Parent Needs to Know About Sextortion thebea.st/2y1e2YW
it’s the fastest growing crime against kids on the internet!

  • West VA senators back reauthorizing the 20 yr old CHIP (childrens health insur plan) which expired this month bit.ly/2yI0cdd 2017-10-06
  • Did You Know..Every 2 weeks a child dies from a “tipover”? – Thurs Time Capsule 09/11 bit.ly/2x1Lkqe  2017-10-05
  • 9 million kids get health insurance under CHIP. Congress just let it expire. wapo.st/2xQBacw  2017-10-04
  • Quarter of young people admit to bullying someone online bit.ly/2xf2e3h 2017-10-04
  • Rett Syndrome: The Little Girl’s Disease Nobody Knows zpr.io/n6Y2H 2017-10-04
  • Page Turners for Grade Schoolers bit.ly/2xOQbLZ ..books that are “safe” for young readers not quite ready for mature content 2017-10-03
  • Women’s Choice Award® Announces Best Children’s Hospitals for 2018Awards to recognize excellence in pediatric care read.bi/2xUqUl8 2017-10-03
  • Feds push flu shots; 105 US children died from the flu last year detne.ws/2xEjlQ3 2017-10-02
  • An ADHD Dog Trainer Shows Special Kids How To Use Calm Energy zpr.io/n6P5E 2017-10-02

Sensory Friendly Screening: Blade Runner 2049 Tomorrow at AMC

AMC Entertainment (AMC) has expanded their Sensory Friendly Films program in partnership with the Autism Society. This Tuesday evening, families affected by autism or other special needs have the opportunity to view a sensory friendly screening of Blade Runner 2049, a film that may appeal to older audiences on the autism spectrum.

As always, 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 it’s totally acceptable to get up and dance, walk, shout, talk to each other…and even sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced during movie screenings unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Does it make a difference? Absolutely! Imagine …no need to shhhhh your child. No angry stares from other movie goers. Many parents think twice before bringing a child to a movie theater. Add to that your child’s special needs and it can easily become cause for parental panic. But on this one day a month, for this one screening, everyone is there to relax and have a good time, everyone expects to be surrounded by kids – with and without special needs – and the movie theater policy becomes “Tolerance is Golden“.

AMC and the Autism Society will be showing Blade Runner 2049, sensory friendly tomorrow, Tuesday, October 10th at 7pm (local time). Tickets are $4 to $6 depending on the location. To find a theatre near you, here is a list of AMC theatres nationwide participating in this fabulous program (note: to access full list, please scroll to the bottom of the page).

Coming in October: My Little Pony: The Movie (Sat 10/14);  Geostorm (Tues 10/24); My Little Pony: The Movie (Sat 10/28)

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Editor’s note: Although Blade Runner 2049 has been chosen by AMC and the Autism Society for a Tuesday Sensory Friendly screening, we do want parents to know that it is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language.  As always, please check the IMDB Parents Guide for a more detailed description of this film to determine if it is right for you and your family.

Child Health & Safety News 10/2: Whole30 during Pregnancy?

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Photo Of Mom’s Horrific Car Accident Goes Viral For Important Message: This is why you buckle in safely EVERY time oxygen.tv/2fBchZV

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 bit happens every day – so to make sure you don’t miss anything, we offer you a recap of this week’s top 15 events & stories.

  • What Is the Tango App and Is It Safe? bit.ly/2yBnlO9 2017-10-01
  • Some preventative tips during National SIDS Awareness Month bit.ly/2fBtlPp 2017-10-01
  • WHO recommends large-scale treatment for intestinal worms to improve children’s health and nutrition bit.ly/2fzDAnB 2017-10-01
  • Increased asthma in kids w/ families struggling financially sparks push to improve military kids’ health care on.mgmadv.com/2fAvHOE 2017-09-30

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week:
Is it Safe to Whole30 During my Pregnancy? bit.ly/2fIAoqh
Note: Always check with your doctor

  • 14 Year old recognized for saving young child from drowning bit.ly/2xENA9K 2017-09-30
  • Pediatric Safety – Kids Who Care – Issue #1  bit.ly/2xLV631  2017-09-29
  • Keeping Your Family Safe from MRSA -Thurs Time Capsule 09/11 bit.ly/2f7U35C  2017-09-28
  • How to Raise Healthy Vegetarian and Vegan Children zpr.io/nnm3e 2017-09-27
  • Millions of kids in developing countries aren’t properly developing cognitive learning skills  nyp.st/2fHQ4K5 2017-09-26
  • Concerns about ADHD – introduction and overview bit.ly/2xnWS9M2017-09-19
  • NY Times Opinion | California’s Sexual Assault Law Will Hurt Black Kids nyti.ms/2hp0fmY 2017-09-25
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle is Sensory Friendly Tomorrow at AMC zpr.io/nnGQm 2017-09-25
  • 2017 Parent Empathy Pledge: Focus on the “Other” Report Card zpr.io/nnG5W 2017-09-25

Child Health & Safety News: 9/25: NICU Drugs Largely Untested

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: More than half the refugees fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh over last 3 wks are children  (>200 thousand) bit.ly/2hcLyHi

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 bit happens every day – so to make sure you don’t miss anything, we offer you a recap of this week’s top 15 events & stories.

  • How Teach Kids the Difference Between Wants and Needs bit.ly/2xu3wur 2017-09-24
  •  New child safety seat laws will take effect October 1st in CT bit.ly/2xwn4yB 2017-09-24
  • ‘The Pills Are Everywhere’: How the Opioid Crisis Claims Its Youngest Victims nyti.ms/2wMhFjb 2017-09-23
  • Sleep: The Best Gift to Your Child’s Intelligence zpr.io/nPeGE 2017-09-22
  • Saturday, The LEGO Ninjago Movie is Sensory Friendly at AMC zpr.io/nPeGx 2017-09-22

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week:
Why Are NICU Drugs Largely Untested? Eye opening…and not in a good way   bit.ly/2xIQMS8 

  • How to Teach Kids to Deal with Uncomfortable Feelings bit.ly/2xS4QsI 2017-09-21
  • Parents not very confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental health  bit.ly/2xLV631  2017-09-21
  • Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time (Infographic) – Thurs Time Capsule 09/13 bit.ly/2xHJhuB  2017-09-21
  • ‘Kinder’ treatments are the hope for child brain cancer in the UK bbc.in/2xLRz4V 2017-09-20
  • How to Provide Care for Ill or Premature Babies zpr.io/nPu94 2017-09-20
  • My Biggest Parenting Mistake and How I Am Fixing It bit.ly/2wrimTH 2017-09-19
  • The Difference Between a School Identification and a Clinical Diagnosis for children with special needs u.org/295Kuxx 2017-09-19
  • ScanSmart: New Patient Safety Initiative Calls for Cool Heads When Using CT Scans on Kids read.bi/2wrykgq 2017-09-19
  • New Research on Car Seat Tethers Released bit.ly/2yfmHql This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week 2017-09-18
  • How Special Needs Kids Can Avoid the Lunch Box Blueszpr.io/nP78m 2017-09-18