Here’s a Tip: No Q Tips


We’ve all been there as parents – we see our child’s ears, peer inside and discover a world of sticky, icky earwax. It’s our first instinct to want to clean this out and use tools like cotton swabs or Q-tips to help clean as deep as possible. But, this could be dangerous not only for […]

Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment


During 2015 Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) claimed the lives of 106 infants in the state of Louisiana. This death toll is more than 20 times the number of infants killed in car crashes in Louisiana during 2015. In October 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an updated AAP Policy Statement on “Safe […]

How to Have a Happy (and Safe!) Halloween


Cooler air, falling leaves, pumpkins, candy and parties—Halloween is a great opportunity for the whole family to have fun together. But just like any major holiday, a number of things can occur and send the whole evening downhill, whether it’s a scraped knee, a stomach ache from too much candy or having someone separated from […]

Safe Tailgating Tips From Our ER Team


Tailgating is an exciting pastime during football season. We want everyone to have a great time, but not at the expense of anyone’s health or safety, especially when it comes to your child. Our Pediatric ER team has put together these important points to ensure the whole family has a fun and safe game day: […]

Creating a Safe Temporary Home


The Louisiana Flood has caused thousands of families to be displaced from their homes. With many families getting used to new living arrangements, many safety risks for children can emerge. Here are a few health hazards to be aware of in your new home. 1. Medications If you are living with a new family, there’s […]