Category Archives: Child Safety

August.16.2017
Miracle Child Gives Hope for Treating Brain Injuries
brain injury damage recovery treatment
A young girl from Arkansas is proving to be a miracle of modern science. The toddler has twice defied the odds and is now giving new hope for treatment and recovery from severe brain injuries. In January of 2016, Eden Carlson nearly drowned in her family’s swimming pool. After close to 15 minutes in the…
July.26.2017
Proposed Regulations to Reduce Risk of Strangulation
New laws on window blind cords Canada
On June 16, 2017, the Government of Canada announced its proposal to amend the Corded Window Covering Products Regulations, SOR/2016-172 (the “Regulations”), to include new measures to reduce the risk of child strangulation (the “Proposed Regulations”). Ordinary household objects can cause serious injuries to children. In particular, corded window covers create a risk of child…
May.16.2017
Health Canada’s Proposed Regulations on Playpen Safety
Child Playpen Safety Regulations
Many parents regard playpens as a safe playing environment for their children. Yet playpens can pose a safety risk. Since 1990, Health Canada received 156 reports of incidents associated with playpens and their accessories. These included 10 deaths, 1 serious injury, 31 minor injuries, and 114 incidents without injury. Parents should be mindful of the…
April.11.2017
Helping Kids Recover from Sports Concussions
preventing sport concussions in kids
You’re in the stands cheering on your kid as he or she is playing their favourite sport, when suddenly, they take a hard hit to the head. You panic, rush to the sidelines, and make sure they are alright. Checking for signs of a possible concussion, you and the coach agree to remove your child…
March.21.2017
Body Check Ban Saves Young Hockey Players
peewee hockey injuries
They shoot. They score! There’s good news for hockey families across the country. Hockey Canada’s decision to ban body checking at the Peewee level (players ages 11 and 12) is working. Researchers at the University of Calgary have found that since the ban took effect in 2013, the number of on-ice injuries, especially concussions, has…
February.7.2017
Steps for Childproofing Stairways
safe children on stairs
It may be a few small steps for you, but to a little child a staircase could be a giant leap or tumble to a serious injury. Each year, thousands of children are hurt on stairs and most of these are completely preventable falls. Whether it’s up to bedrooms, down to the basement, or to…
December.28.2016
Childproof Your Kitchen
safer kitchen for kids
Parents have a lot of worries when it comes to home safety for their kids. But there’s one room in the house that provides both nourishment and danger – the kitchen. It’s full of knives, burners, and interesting places for kids to climb around and explore. We continue our series of helpful tips for childproofing…
November.17.2016
Childproof Your Living Room
living room safety for kids
As a parent, you worry endlessly about protecting your kids but you may be overlooking a major problem area. Your living room is a kid hazardous zone. That glass coffee table or that ultra-modern media centre with the slick TV and sharp corners may look great to you, but to a toddler they represent danger…