STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Swimming pool season is starting up, and while it’s time to make a splash, it’s also time to play it safe. Some 300 drowning deaths of children under age 5 occur in swimming pools each year, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). In most of these deaths, the children had […]
“As the weather warms up, a lot of families are going to be hitting the pool, but would you know what to do in case of an emergency?” asked Today Show host Matt Lauer during a recent segment. In this video clip, reporter Savannah Guthrie features a family who faced such an emergency, and a near […]
When a dog bites a kid, it’s usually one the pup knows. The best prevention: supervision. Even the most sweet-natured pooch can be provoked. Beyond that, there’s plenty you can teach your child about staying safe around Spot. Here are some basics, from dog trainer Karen Peak, creator of Safekidssafedogs.com: Click here to read entire article.
Blow out your first candle. Take your first steps. Look out the front windshield. It used to be a rite of passage for children. When they hit their first birthday, their parents could turn their car seats around, from the rear-facing to the forward-facing position. But a new recommendation urges parents to wait another year, until […]
NEW YORK — If you’ve attended children’s celebrations in Staten Island, N.Y., over the past two decades, it’s likely you’ve come face-to-face with Tina Bellino; but you may not have a clue as to what she looks like. Ms. Bellino, a highly regarded community activist and South Shore Rotarian, is better recognized as Bubbles the Clown. […]