Safety Tips

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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5 Winter Activity Safety Tips

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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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Introducing Miss Hap

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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.

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Practice Safe Snow Days with These Tips

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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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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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Best Sunscreen for Kids & Babies

Summer is here, and you and the family are likely to get out and catch some rays. However, you need to be sure to protect your kids and babies delicate skin from sunburn. If you’re planning on spending time outside, it’s important to always be prepared with sunscreen.

How to choose a sunscreen for your kids and babies

First, we want to remind parents that children under 6 months of age should avoid direct sunlight altogether. If they are out and about with you, be sure to dress th...

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Baby Proofing Checklist

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 checklist of items for your house that you should do while baby proofing.

The Baby’s Room

Keep diapering supplies out of reach of baby and toddlers.
Keep loose blankets out of the crib. If you are worried about baby staying warm at night, dress them appropriately and consider ...

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Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries

Young athletes today, inspired by their favorite professional athletes, are pushing themselves harder than ever before. While this is fun for parents to watch, an increase an athleticism brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries. At Pediatric Urgent Care, we prefer to see your athlete out on the field rather than sitting on the sidelines. To make sure your athlete can keep doing what he/she loves, follow these guidelines for preventing sports injuries:

Talk to your y...

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