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Pediatric Safety Announcement: Welcome Joe Yeager!

Last updated on November 2nd, 2018 at 11:10 pm

Please join us in welcoming our new Cybersafety Expert Joe Yeager to the PedSafe Expert Team!

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Pediatric Safety! 8 Years is Only The Beginning…

Last updated on July 22nd, 2017 at 09:10 pm

It’s hard to believe that Pediatric Safety is eight years old today…

On July 17, 2009 Pediatric Safety was born – a community for everyone who cares about the health and safety of kids. We created an Awareness section to communicate the latest news; a Community area where folks could get together, exchange stories and ask questions; an Innovations section where some very creative parents and caregivers could show off the inventions they created to keep kids healthy and safe… And so much more!

As we look back to compare where we’ve come over the past 8 years to where we are today, we continue to be amazed at the range of topics we’ve covered, new innovations we’ve kept you apprised of, and well-known experts who have written articles to keep you up-to-date on the status of current health and safety issues:

  • Since our launch, we’ve had the good fortune to meet and work with some wonderful folks from many different professions and vocations, all striving to give you their insights, ideas and recommendation. We are honored to include on our PedSafe Expert Team Dr Joseph Skoloff (pediatrics), Dr Michele Borba (character development and bullying prevention), Suzanne Hantke (kids and canines), Dr Bill Williams (family dentistry), paramedic Greg Atwood (emergency medicine), Dr Lynne Kenney (child psychology, learning and behavior), Rosie Reeves (special needs parenting), and Tracy Bush (food allergies)– all of whom volunteer their time to help make this site a community where you can find answers and hopefully give answers to others when they need them.
  • In 2013 were proud to announce the inclusion of NHS Choices articles on Pediatric Safety. NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest, most comprehensive health information website.  The articles we’ve shared with you spanned 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 now publish 4 days a week, plus we gather child health and safety news from around the world and share it across Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest 7 days a week.
  • We’ve seen our audience grow tremendously! Last year alone our readership grew to 20-25 thousand visits per month up from 15 thousand per month– with representation across the globe.
  • Together we’ve shared over fifteen hundred posts and fourteen thousand tweets about child health and safety.

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 help you, our followers, and accomplished even a little of that, then this has been 8 years well spent.

And all this was just the beginning!  

Over the next couple of months you’re going to see some wonderful changes here at PedSafe.  We are thrilled to announce that over the next couple of months Pediatric Safety will be getting a “makeover”.  We’ve been listening to what you – our readers – have been telling us you need, and we’re still listening.  Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be asking you more questions about what you want to see in the next evolution of Pediatric Safety and our plan is for you to see your input as we roll out the next generation of Pediatric Safety.  (That said – if there’s something really important you’d like to see more (or less) of going forward, and we don’t ask about it, please drop us a note and let us know. Our goal is to make sure you know you’ve been heard)!

Thank you friends – for taking this journey with us!

We look forward to sharing many more birthdays ahead…….

With love and gratitude,

Stefanie, Audra and Jim

Happy New Year 2016!! With Love From Pediatric Safety

Last updated on January 4th, 2016 at 05:59 pm

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Thank you to all of our readers!

We’re honored you’ve let us be a part of your lives.

Have a wonderful New Years!

Stefanie, Audra and Jim

Pediatric Safety Announcement: Welcome NHS Choices!!

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 02:00 pm

NHS Choices logoNHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website. It provides a comprehensive health information service to help put you in control of your family’s healthcare.

NHS Choices includes more than 20,000 regularly updated articles.  Top doctors and health professionals share their knowledge and advice on topics ranging from “children’s sleep” to “learning disabilities”, from “bullying” to “colds and flu”.  They provide parents and other caregivers with practical answers to common children’s-health questions on subjects such as food and diet, dental health, sexual health and much more.

NHS Choices is certified by the Information Standard as a producer of reliable health and social care information.

We at Pediatric Safety are honored to be able to share this wonderful information with our readers.

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

Last updated on August 16th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

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

Pediatric Safety Announcement: Welcome Dr. Michele Borba!

Last updated on March 2nd, 2018 at 02:37 pm

Michele Borba expert-picPlease join us in welcoming our new Child Psychology and Bullying Prevention Expert Dr. Michele Borba to the PedSafe Expert Team!