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You’re Probably Endangering Your Child with Improper Car Seat Use

Do you have a young child? If you do, you should know that a shocking number of parents do not use car seats correctly to protect their children in the event of car accidents. Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and death for children in the United States. And while it is impossible to predict when you might be involved in a car accident, there are still certain steps you can take to ensure your own safety and the safety of your children if the unfortunate event of an accident occurs. For that reason, it is important to make sure your children are properly restrained in your vehicle, especially during the upcoming holidays. When it comes to car seats, improper usage can actually have the opposite of the intended effect, making your child more likely to suffer injury. Statistics Regarding Restraint Use by Children There is…
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3 Warning Signs for When a Dog May Bite

We hold this truth to be self-evident, that dogs are perfect in every way possible. Even “good-boys” can become aggressive, though. Most people think dog bite cases are frivolous, but they can be seriously disfiguring, particularly to children. There are usually signs for when a dog may bite, though, and knowing these signs can help you to prevent dog bites. Here’s what to look out for if you think a dog may bite you or your child. Signs for When a Dog May Bite Growling and showing teeth – We can all intuitively interpret this as threatening behavior. Children aren’t known to run towards growling dogs. Thus, a dog’s growl can actually make it safer. It’s their direct way of saying “stay away, you’re upsetting me.” If a dog is feeling uncomfortable but fails to growl, their perceived threat is likely to continue agitating them. That’s when it can get…
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This Mom Has One Warning for Parents After Nearly Losing Her Daughter

After this mother nearly lost her 6-year-old daughter in a car accident, she has a safety warning for parents everywhere. The message is simple: make sure your child is strapped into a booster seat, and make sure it fits. “It takes two seconds to put a booster seat in the car and to strap your child in,” she said in a recent interview with TODAY. “It is going to save somebody.” Her daughter was sitting in her father’s car behind an ordinary seatbelt when the accident happened. The dad had forgotten the seat, and was doing his best to make due. Later, when the car veered off the road and crashed into a tree, the seatbelt dug into the girl’s torso and seriously injured her. Fortunately, after weeks in the hospital and a major surgery, this young girl could return to her family safely, but not all families are so…
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