Latest in Kid Safety
Latest in Kid Safety
As an emergency room nurse, I have witnessed first-hand plenty of accidents involving children that could have been prevented- including the ingestion of household items. It only takes a second for those tiny, delicate hands to get into trouble when a home isn’t properly child-proofed. So in honor of emergency nurses week this October and my desire to encourage other parents to take an active stance in child-proofing their homes, my #1 safety message this year is to encourage parents to put their packets up!
Going back to work is hard, but leaving your baby in the hands of other is so much harder. The only thing you can do is prepare the best that you can (and remember, its probably way harder for you then it is for them!). Here is a list of essential items your nanny needs from you so you go back to work without worry.
In the spirit of being overly prepared, I made this comprehensive list of important information to leave with our nanny and sitter- and it is on our refrigerator for easy finding. Here is a list of information that you should leave with your nanny and sitter so they are prepared in case of an emergency.
To all new parents: you gotta baby proof your house! It all happens so fast. First, baby starts to roll and crawl. Then they start “cruising.” And finally, your sweet little bundle of joy takes his or her first Frankenstein steps. And just like that, you have a walker! Now, I may be just a tad over zealous when it comes to baby proofing our house. I am an ER nurse and I have seen what can happen when a house isn’t baby proofed. I wrote this baby proofing checklist with the hope of encouraging other parents to take an active stance in baby proofing their homes and creating a safer environment for loved ones. Please read to learn more.
As I wrote this, I took inventory of the homemade emergency survival kit I made last September and I’m asking my self the same question as I did then: is my family prepared if we had a major emergency such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack? Read more to learn how to make a homemade emergency survival kit!