Car Seat Safety

Nebraska Child Safety Restraint Law (effective January 1, 2019) For more information and handout items click on the following: Car Seat Check Events Check events are set up in public areas such as shopping center parking lots. Checks are conducted for a set period of time (usually 3-4 hours). Parents and caregivers bring their child’s […]

Fire Prevention Preparedness Tips

Install a smoke alarm on every level of your home and outside of sleeping areas. Make sure everyone in your family knows at least two ways to escape from every room of your home. Plan regular fire drills and practice your fire escape plan at least twice a year.  Make them at different times of […]

Sniffle or Snort – No antibiotic, please?

Nothing we say here replaces advice from your doctor. This is GENERAL advice from the CDC (Center for Disease Control). CDC advises parents about colds, flu, and antibioticsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has news for parents this cold and flu season: antibiotics don’t work for a cold or the flu. Antibiotics kill […]

Fact Sheet About Fires

Children under five and adults over 65 are more than twice as likely to die in a home fire than the rest of the US population. Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.  Two out of three cooking fires start with the range or stove. Heating fires are the […]

Cooking Safety

Keep kids away from cooking areas by enforcing a “kid-free zone” of three feet around the stove. Keep anything that can catch on fire – pot holders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, food packaging, and towels or curtains – away from your stovetop and oven or any other appliances in the kitchen […]

Candle Safety

Candles are pretty and very inviting to small children. Here are a few tips to keep your toddler safe. Use candle holders that are sturdy, won’t tip over easily, and are made from a material that cannot burn and are large enough to collect dripping wax. Place candles where they cannot be reached or tipped […]

Coin Lithium Batteries and Children

Did you know that each year, more than 3,500 swallowing cases of all sizes and types of button batteries are reported to the US poison control centers? When a coin lithium battery gets stuck in a child’s throat, the saliva triggers an electrical current.  This causes a chemical reaction that can severely burn the esophagus […]

Poison Precautions and Preventions

More than 2 million poisonings are reported each year across the country. The Red Cross urges people to follow these steps to help prevent, treat, and respond to poisoning: Poisons can be swallowed, inhaled, absorbed, or injected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning  This is taken from the Red Cross website.  Check their website for many more interesting […]

The Flu – What to do if you get sick

The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick How do I know if I have the flu? You may have the flu if you have some or all of these symptoms: *It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever. What should I do if I get sick? Most people […]

Diabetes in Children

It is not common for babies and toddlers to have diabetes so it isn’t the first thing parents think of when a child is acting ‘off’.  But, it can be deadly.  Check out these signs so you can be aware! Explanation of Type 1 diabetes: Type 1 diabetes is a serious autoimmune disease in which […]