Young children are irresistibly drawn to water, and tragically, about 350 children under age 5 drown in swimming pools each year.
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Halloween-related injuries may involve
(1) eye abrasions from sharp objects attached to masks or costumes,
(2) skin irritations or rashes from decorative face paints or creams, and
(3) burns from flammable costumes ignited by open flames from items such as candles andjack-o'-lanterns. CPSC is releasing safety suggestions for consumers to ward off injury-demons by making this ghoulish holiday a safe and happy one.
Toll free number to report abuse and information to recognize the warning signs: 1-800-4-A-CHILD.
A recorded message will tell you to press or say "one" to talk to a hotline crisis counselor. This is the option to choose if you:
* need help and want to talk to a counselor
* have questions about child abuse
* want to know where to report suspected or known abuse in your community, or
* want a referral to an agency near you
The recording will give you two other options:
National Children's Advocacy Center's Tips for Parents
Safety Tips for Parents
Provided by SCAN (Stop Child Abuse & Neglect) a program of the National Children's Advocacy Center Huntsville, Alabama
The best source of information on the registered sex offenders in your community is quite often your local sheriff's office police department. If a Website does not represent your community, you should check with local law enforcement. Click on the link to find a list of the most recent updated online information regarding registered sex offenders.
Spanking is counterproductive and dangerous!
Why are spankings, slaps, and even apparently harmless blows like pats on the hand dangerous for a baby or toddler?
Knowing the Warning Signs for Type 1 Diabetes Could Save A Child's Life:
Warning Signs of Type 1 Diabetes (these may occur suddenly)
* Extreme thirst
* Increased appetite
* Frequent urination
* Sudden weight loss
* Sudden vision changes
* Drowsiness, lethargy
* Sugar in urine
* Heavy, labored breathing
* Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath
* Stupor, unconsciousness
If your child exhibits one or more of these symptoms, call a doctor immediately.
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports child survival, protection and development worldwide through education, advocacy and fundraising .
Find information on treating insect bites, vision problems, dehydration and more.
The March of Dimes has an incredible amount of information to help new parents with their newborn.