Are Essential Oils Dangerous for Kids?

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As essential oils continue to grow in popularity, we have to think about how to protect our children from potentially dangerous encounters with these substances. While there are safe uses for these oils, such as in diffusers or for aromatherapy, it’s important to know what is safe and what is not. 3 Things You Might […]

Teaching Kids to Call 9-1-1

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They learn it in school, we teach it to them at home, but when a real emergency happens, does your child really know how to call for help? Calling 9-1-1 can seem simple because it’s only three numbers, but teaching kids how to dial can only take them so far. There are several other things […]

Can You Save 63,000 Children? The Answer May Surprise You

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Last year in Louisiana, there were more than 63,000 reported cases of child abuse and neglect. That’s 63,000 of our kids living in unsafe environments, facing uncertainty about the adults in their life, and often living in fear. A majority of these children are under five years old, which means they often can’t speak up […]

Here’s a Tip: No Q Tips

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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

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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 […]