Many families look forward to visiting the water park in the summer. Nothing cools you down better on a stifling summer day than a dip in the pool or a run down a water slide. Obviously, this kind of environment poses a risk to toddlers and young children, but they can have fun too with [...]
With the summer heat upon us, it is important to remind ourselves of the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Infants and toddlers cannot always communicate everything they’re feeling. Knowing what to look for and how and when to get treatment can make the difference between life and death. Every year about 50 percent [...]
As we end May, which is National Water Safety Month, and head into the summer months of June, July, and August, I wonder how many of us are ready for the increased risk pools and water pose to our babies, toddlers and young children. Let’s review some statistics. Water-Related Statistics (Compiled from Safekids.org unless otherwise [...]
Sun Facts NASA reports that the amount of ultraviolet radiation reaching the Earth’s surface has increased over the last 30 years. Most of that increase has been in the mid- and high-latitudinal areas. Central Texas, for example, has shown a 6 percent increase in UV levels on average since 1979. In Washington, D.C., levels have [...]
There are many things about warmer weather that can make getting your baby or toddler to sleep more of a challenge than normal. Your child may have reached the “No, I’m not sleepy” stage. The days are longer with bright sunlight early in the morning and later into the night. And, in many places, summer [...]
Robin Kramer teaches college public speaking and is the author of Then I Became a Mother, slated to be published this fall.
She talks to us about when she started Pink Dryer Lint, her top three lessons learned as a mother, and her family’s motto.
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In yet another tale of shockingly bad parenting, a Phoenix, Arizona woman set her 5-week-old baby in his car seat on the roof of her car and then drove away, forgetting the child was on the roof, and apparently not noticing when the car seat fell off the car and into the middle of an [...]