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Fireworks, Flags and Fanfare – keep the sparkle in your celebrations


It’s time to hoist the flag and celebrate our independence from the British Empire and the birth of a nation. And what would Independence Day be without fireworks?  But before you break out the sparklers and the Roman Candles here are some important considerations to make sure you keep it safe for everyone in your family. They’re spectacular, but fireworks are…

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5 Tips for a Safe Halloween


The countdown to Halloween in our home actually started when the stores began to deck everything in orange and black. Pumpkin decoration, costumes, candy and staying up late, what is there not to love about Halloween from a child’s perspective? This year, our family is actually venturing out into the neighborhood to trick or treat, but from a parent and…

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A Practical Baby Shower Gift List for the safety and budget-minded


Are you a practical gift giver? You appreciate the cute onesies and the stuffed animals, but you can’t help but think about the longevity and practical nature of a gift? We have a suggestion list for you and there is something for everyone no matter how limited your budget. “A new car seat and locks for various items around the house such as…

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Is your child in a safe booster seat? Which booster seats received top ratings for safety belt fit


If you’re like most parents, you probably found the world of child passenger safety to be a bit like walking into a big box baby store for the first time: completely overwhelming. You did research on which infant car seat to buy, consulted parents who had been down that road before, and even read the manual front to back.  But…

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Keeping Them Safe – National Poison Prevention Week

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As National Poison Prevention Week (March 18-24) approaches, Safe Kids Tucson reminds us to make sure we store hazardous materials – such as medication – out of children’s reach. Each year, unintentional poisoning is the cause of death for approximately 100 children ages 14 years and under. Poison control centers in the United States receive 1.2 million calls as a result of…

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Buckle Up with Safe Kids

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Proper use of car seats for all passengers, both young and old, saves lives, but being buckled in isn’t enough. Proper use and installation of restraints is essential. Recent statistics from Safe Kids USA tell a horrifying story, 85% of child car seats are improperly installed. Earlier this year, with the addition to our family of another child, and after…

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Countdown to a Safe Halloween

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Like many households with young children the countdown to Halloween in our home actually started when the stores began to deck everything in orange and black. Pumpkin decoration, costumes, candy and staying up late, what is there not to love about Halloween from a child’s perspective? This year, our family is actually venturing out into the neighborhood to trick or…

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