Safety Tips

Childproof Your Home with These Five Tools

baby trying to get into kitchen cabinet

Whether you are a first-time parent or a seasoned professional, it’s always a good idea to brush up on your baby proofing knowledge. We want you and your children to be safe, so we put together a list of tools that make childproofing your home easy.

Child Safety Latches

Safety latches allow you to keep drawers, cupboards, and doors shut that are within reach of your child. This will help keep them from getting hurt or getting into things you don’t want them to such as cleaning sol...

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Bathtub Safety Tips for Infants & Young Children

baby in bath

Bathing your child regularly is an important part of routine health and cleanliness. Unfortunately, every year, more than 43,000 children receive emergency treatment for bathtub- and shower-related injuries. We know this is a scary number! Fortunately, many of these injuries can be prevented by following the safety tips we have listed below.

Supervise

You should not leave your child unattended in the bathtub at any time. Walking away for “just a moment” may seem safe, but it is be...

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How to Perform Child & Baby CPR

performing CPR on a baby doll

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can help save a life during a cardiac or breathing emergency no matter one’s age, so we encourage all parents to take a CPR class to make sure they are prepared in case of an emergency. Click here to find a CPR class near you and use this step-by-step guide from The American Red Cross for performing CPR on a child or an infant.

Print this guide here.

Step One

Kneel beside the child or baby.

Step Two

Push hard, push fast.

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What You Should Have At Home for First Aid

first aid kit in use

No matter what we do to protect our children, accidents happen. They fall, scrape their knees and bonk their heads. It’s important for parents and caregivers to know how to handle minor injuries at home. You should always have a few things on hand for emergencies. Here are the items we recommend keeping handy.

Thermometer

If you sense that your child may be getting sick, the most important tool you will have is the thermometer. This will help you determine the severity of the sickne...

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5 Autumn Health and Safety Tips

family carving a pumpkin in the kitchen

Now that autumn is on its way, it is important to refresh on seasonal health and safety tips for you and your family. From changes in the weather to fireplace safety, here are five tips for this season!

Be Prepared for Changing Weather

In Colorado, you should be prepared for unexpected drops in temperature in the fall. Even if it is warm during the day, you will want to be sure to bring a warm coat for yourself and your children for the evening hours.

Practice Fire Safety

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5 Winter Activity Safety Tips

youth hockey players fighting for the puck

Before participating in outdoor winter activities, keep in mind these tips to help keep you safe and ready to take on the elements!

Warm-Up

Cold muscles are more prone to injury, so make sure that you are properly stretching and that you are performing light warm-up exercises before you begin any outdoor winter activity!

Check Your Equipment

Be sure to check all of your equipment to ensure it is in good condition and fits properly. This includes skis, ski poles, snowboards,...

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Fireplace Safety Tips

Lighting a fire on a snowy winter night is a great way to stay cozy. It's an indulgence for many families, but it poses risks if there is little to no awareness of the hazards or ways to prevent them. Before cuddling up next to your crackling fire, brush up on these fireplace safety tips.

Clear the Area

Look above, below and next to your fireplace for objects that could catch fire, especially flammable ones. Keep all items at least two feet away to keep them from catching.

 
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Outdoor Safety Tips for Spring

Now that warmer weather is on its way, you and your kiddos may choose to spend more time outdoors. However, before you do, we want to remind you of some outdoor spring safety tips to keep your kids safe and healthy this spring.

Remember the bug spray

Nice weather means those pesky bugs are also ready to get out and play. Whether your kids are spending time out at the local park or you are on a family hike in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, bug spray will be essential. The American ...

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Introducing Miss Hap

little girl in red shirt decorating valentines day cupcakes

As parents, we know that there will always be little mishaps in life. Whether it is taking a tumble or scraping a knee, our little ones can always find their way into less than happy situations.

Meet Miss Hap! This little ball of energy is here to walk you through the various mishaps you might experience with your own little ones. In the coming months, we are going to follow Miss Hap around through her adventures and remind parents how to keep their kiddos safe and healthy.

Topics we wil...

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Practice Safe Snow Days with These Tips

little girl holding a snowball

Snow angels, snowmen and snowball fights are the ingredients for the perfect snow day! Prepare your little ones for fun and safe outdoor play this winter with these tips:

Layering

Layering is tricky. Too many and they’ll overheat; too few and they’ll freeze. The rule of thumb: Dress your kids in one more layer of clothing than you (an adult) would wear in the same weather.

Protect Hands

With all the snow-fort building and snowball throwing, little hands will get cold an...

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