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A Booster Seat: How to Know if Your Child Is Ready

A Booster Seat: How to Know if Your Child Is Ready

Determining whether your child is ready to transition from a forward-facing car seat to a big-kid booster seat involves more than simply looking at the child’s age, height and weight. Allana Pinkerton, child passenger safety advocate for car seat manufacturer Diono, says parents often don’t consider a key question: Is the child mature enough to sit in a booster? Read more

5 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Getting Lost

5 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Getting Lost

June is National Safety Month, and considering that seven out of ten kids get lost at some point in their lives, talking to them about this common (and traumatic) childhood event should be high on our to-do list this month.

The talk is sometimes difficult (especially if we’re repeating the misinformation we were given as kids like “find a police officer” which is usually impossible). So, to make it easier, here are the top 5 things your kids need to know now, should they get lost: Read more

How to Keep Your Kids Calm if a Tornado Comes

How to Keep Your Kids Calm if a Tornado Comes

It’s spring, and that means that it’s tornado season. If you live in Tornado Alley (and even if you don’t), you’ll want to keep these tips in mind to help your child feel safe and calm if disaster strikes.

Natural disasters are scary enough, but when you have kids, you have to worry even more if the unthinkable happens. Well before a funnel cloud drops out of the sky, make sure you have identified (and have easy access to) a safe place in your residence. If a tornado warning is issued for your area, head there immediately, even if you don’t think that it can happen. Read more

Should Children Sleep in Your Bed

Should Children Sleep in Your Bed

Co-sleeping means keeping your baby close to you at bedtime. This can mean simple room-sharing, where you place your baby to sleep in a cot, bassinet or bed extension, or it can refer to bed-sharing, where your baby joins you in your bed at sleep time. Most parents would agree that room-sharing is safe enough but when it comes to snuggling up in bed with Mum and Dad, opinions tend to be divided. Read more