How to Care for Stitches

child needing care for stitches

If your child recently got stitches, you will want to be sure you know how to care for stitches properly before they are removed.

In most cases, you’ll receive aftercare instructions when your child has stitches but we recommend referring to the general guidelines we have outlined below.

Keep the wound bandaged.
Keep dry for 24 hours.
Wash around the wound twice daily until sutures are removed.
Avoid using peroxide or alcohol to clean the wound.
Cover with petroleum jelly t...


Outdoor Spring Safety Tips for Kids

children on bike wearing helmet for outdoor spring safety

As Spring approaches, 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!

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 Academy of Pediatrics recommends ...


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...


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.


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...


How to Prevent Headaches from Online Learning

child doing online learning

Now more than ever, children are spending the majority of their day looking at a screen. In fact, 44% are using screens for more than 6 hours a day. As a result, many children are experiencing headaches. To help prevent this, here are a few ways that can help with headaches from online learning.

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can cause headaches no matter what your child is working on or playing with, so make sure your child has a water bottle nearby when they’re on the computer. Hydrati...