Safety

for your child starts at home. Baby- and child-proofing your house can help prevent accidents and injury. Doing a check of chemicals at home—and making sure everything from pesticides to cleaning products are out of reach for little ones—helps protect your child. And of course, adult supervision and teaching a child about safety from the start can be the best defense against accidents.

A to Z Summer Safety Checklist

A to Z Summer Safety Checklist

A to Z Summer Safety Checklist How do you have a safe, healthy and fun summer? First 5 LA has it covered from A to Z! A is for Aloe: Buy an aloe vera plant and use gel from leaves, or use a product containing aloe vera skin gel specifically for mild sunburns. B is for...

Keeping Children Out of the ER

Keeping Children Out of the ER

Keeping Children Out of the ER On a warm July day, 2-year-old Reagan and her mother Jennifer attended a pool party. A relative agreed to watch Reagan while Jennifer took her 5-year-old son Josh to the bathroom. In those brief moments, attendees found Reagan at the...

Get Out & Play at the Park Safely!

Get Out & Play at the Park Safely!When you live in the city, there is really no better place to Get Out & Play with kids than the park. Not only is there open space to run, ride bikes and play ball or tag, but there are the structures for kids to climb, slide, swing...

Teaching Your Child About Strangers Without Causing Fear

Teaching Your Child About Strangers Without Causing FearThe safety of my kids is something I think about constantly, as I’m sure it’s certainly a topic on every parent’s mind. When I was growing up, you could play outside in the front yard without parental supervision...

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