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Ask Dr. Marla: Protection From Mosquitos

Q. My family has been invited to spend time at a relatives cottage north of Toronto. Im worried about West Nile since Im pregnant and have two preschoolers. How can I protect us from mosquitoes or should we just stay home? A. Be aware of what you can do to...

Bicycle Safety

Bicycle Safety Children under five should only ride a tricycle. They don't have the strength and co-ordination to ride a bike yet. Toddlers and preschoolers should be supervised by an adult when they ride their tricycles. Do not allow your preschooler to ride a tricycle on...

Water Safety

How Can I Prevent Hot Tap Water Burns (Scalding)? Most hot water heaters are set at 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit). This is too hot! Your child's skin can burn in just one second at this temperature. Lower the temperature of your hot water heater...

Sun Safety: Protect Your Child From the Sun

The sun is more dangerous than it was 20 years ago. Thats why its important to protect your child from the sun. How Can I Prevent Sunburn? Dress for the sun! Have your children wear broad-brimmed hats and loose-fitting clothing that covers their arms and legs. Make sure they wear...

Safety in the Home

How Can I Prevent Poisoning? Lots of ordinary things in our homes can poison a child. Medicines, vitamins, plants, cosmetics, home cleaning products, pesticides, paints and paint thinners, gasoline, antifreeze, alcohol and cigarettes can all cause poisoning. Medicine is the most common cause of poisoning in children....

Fire Safety

Follow These Tips for Fire Safety: Most fire deaths happen in homes without smoke alarms. Install smoke alarms on each floor of your home, especially near bedrooms. Check your smoke alarms every month to make sure that they are working. Change the batteries twice a year. A good way...

Child Equipment & Toys

New toys and equipment such as cribs, strollers, car seats and high chairs must meet Canadian safety standards. Check the labels for safety information. Make sure second-hand toys and baby equipment meet safety standards, especially if they are old. Baby walkers with...

First Aid

Extracts from the ChildSafe Program of The Canadian Red Cross Society. Children are curious - and this curiosity often leads to injury. Parents can help protect their child by creating a safe environment. They can teach their children to take responsibility for themselves so that a child develops his or...

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