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10 Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original posting in July 2014. Fourth of July is Friday, and whether you plan to enjoy fireworks, hit the lake or have a backyard pool party, safety should be top-of-mind. The experts from The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center say the best way to avoid injury […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Editor’s Note: This is an update of an article originally published in May, 2014. Summer temperatures are on the rise, and with those come the risk of heat stroke resulting in brain damage and death from children being left in hot cars. Did you know that Texas leads the nation in hot car deaths? Every year […]

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7 Tips to Help Avoid a Bounce House Tragedy

Did you see the recent story about a bounce house taking flight in New York? Two young boys who were playing inside were seriously injured after a gust of wind lifted the bounce house into the air 15 or 20 feet off the ground. We’d like to think this is an isolated incident, but it’s […]

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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Car Seat

The best car seat for your child is the one that fits your car, fits your child and that you can use properly every time on every ride. Before buying a new car seat for your child, The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center recommends you know the answers to these six questions. What to […]

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Fire Safety Tips

What is the leading cause of home fires? The answer is unattended cooking equipment. If you did not answer the question correctly, leave us a comment telling us what you thought the answer was. Download our fire safety tip sheet Below you will find our fire safety tip sheet. Click it, print it and go […]

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Bounce Houses: Inflated with danger

We’ve told you about the dangers of trampolines before, and even recommended parents not buy one. Our Injury Prevention experts have similar reservations about bounce houses, especially in light of new information detailed in a recent ABC News story. An excerpt: Claudia Romo, manager of the Injury Prevention program at Children’s, says if you decide […]

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Car Seat Safety Recall Announced

Is your child’s car seat safe? This week, Britax voluntarily recalled 60,000 car seats due to a potential choking hazard caused by the chest pads on certain models. Find out if your child’s car seat has been recalled. If your model is listed, you can request a replacement chest pad that is provided free of […]

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