Baby Safety this Summer: 2017

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 Baby Safety this Summer: 2017

Our daughter, May 2017.
Summertime is here! As parents know, there are different safety concerns during the summer months and with the 90+ degree temperatures that we are having this month, the children will want to spend more time outdoors in pools, spray pools and beaches. Therefore, once again, I am re-posting for my buddies the following news articles and links in regard to baby safety issues, food safety and parenting.

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Grandparents flunk baby safety quiz:

Overprotective parents and teachers 'ruining children's play' because of risk-averse lifestyles: Adults are 'over-supervising' and 'over-scheduling' children; Cambridge lecturer says a lack of play stops normal development:

Dry Drowning: Water in the lungs during swimming can cause 'drowning' within 24 hours, see this important article about Dry Drowning:

Water Safety: Time to worry about water safety as summer approaches: Pools, swimming lessons, etc. Swimming can also help people with arthritis.

Sunscreen for Babies and Children:  The Mayo Clinic offers guidelines for sunscreen use on children:

Finger/Toe Tourniquet: Be aware that hair can wrap around your baby's toes and fingers when wearing mittens or socks, cutting off circulation and causing pain to that digit. Here is an article about Toe Tourniquet Syndrome accidents:

Child Safety Warning: Teething Gels May Be Dangerous: Check out the Orajel Lawsuit:
Here is another article regarding the lawsuit against Orajel Teething gels:

Read about how Red Food Dye affects children:

Paint your child's room in one coat:

Senators Call for Closer Look at Flame Retardants:
**Update: June 7, 2016, U.S. Congress approves bill updating chemical safety oversight:

Educational Benefits of Children's Toys:

CCEI recommends child care safety training in support of safe toys and gifts month:

'Snow Plow' Parenting becoming new trend: or try the old link:

Controlling parents harm future mental health:

Our daughter in her NFM t-shirt!

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For more information and links in regard to baby safety, click on the 'Baby Safety' tab above. Also, for a useful list of baby care tidbits, click on the '*Tidbits*' tab above.

I wanted to inform residents of Massachusetts that all children between the ages of 0 - 3 years old who qualify for the Massachusetts Early Intervention Program will receive services at no charge. The income-based fee was waived in 2013 for every income bracket (the fee was between $0 -$1500 per child based on income!).

Anyone can make an appointment with Early Intervention and they will send a team of professionals to your home to examine your baby or young child for any developmental delays (speech, motor, etc.).  This meeting is at no cost to the family as well. If it is determined that your child needs services, they will send professionals once a week to your home and provide whatever necessary services your child requires.  For more information, here is the link:

If you want to check the Early Intervention services in your state, here is the link:

Also, below are very useful articles for new moms and moms-to-be:
My husband, Frank, feeding our 5-day-old daughter. Yum!

1. During Pregnancy: Let Me Suggest (March, 2017):
2. Lost the Weight, but not the Waistline?:

3. The Lack of Sleep and Stress that New Moms Experience: 

4. Toys for Babies and Children:

I hope everyone finds these articles useful this summer as well as the other tabs above.

As for our family news: our sweet little girl will graduate from Kindergarten this month, 
Class of 2017!  She will start first grade in the fall with her new friends! Hooray!
My happy daughter playing with her stickers (10 months old).

I hope my friends              and adoring buddies enjoy your summertime fun with your families and have a relaxing 4th of July!

Happy summertime everyone!

-Joy E. 
Posted June 11, 2017                                                                         


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