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Get the Lead Out! Tips to help parents and children

Tips from Get the Lead Out! Program

Prevention Tip #1: Monitor Hand to Mouth Behaviors

One way to ensure that lead is not ingested by children is to monitor their hand to mouth behaviors. Most children (before the age of three) frequently try to put anything they see in their mouths; this behavior could be a route to lead poisoning. The hand-mouth behavior of children should be diverted or stopped to ensure that no lead contaminated toys, imported pottery, paint or other items get into their systems.

Prevention Tip #2: Frequent Washing of Hands and Toys

Parents Without Partners

What Is Parents Without Partners?

Mission Statement

Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.

History of the Organization

Lamaze International

Founded upon six care practices that support normal birth, the Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth is an evidence-based resource for new and expectant parents and childbirth professionals. Use this site to find credible, relevant and useful information and discover how to come together with normal birth advocates in your community.

Stuttering

What is stuttering? Stuttering is a communication problem in which spoken words or sounds are involuntarily repeated, drawn out, not completed, or skipped. Stuttering is not unusual in young children between ages 2 and 7 years. Stuttering that begins during a child's intensive language-learning years and resolves on its own sometime before puberty is called normal disfluency. It is considered a normal phase of language development. Developmental stuttering is a speech problem that persists, gets worse over time, and causes embarrassment or discomfort. What causes stuttering?

Warning - shopping cart dangers

SAFETY NEWS FROM THE.......

U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20207

Remember...to report an unsafe consumer product or a product-related injury, consumers may call the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's toll-free hotline at 1-800-638-2772.  A teletypewriter for hearing impaired is available at 1-800-638-8270;  the Maryland TTY number is 1-800-492-8104.

FALLS FROM SHOPPING CARTS CAUSE HEAD INJURIES TO CHILDREN