Dos and Don’ts: Hand Sanitizer Safety for Kids

little girl learning hand sanitizer safety

Hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs. Washing of hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but when that is not an option, using an authorized hand sanitizer that has an alcohol concentration of at least 60% is recommended by the CDC.

Due to the nature of the ingredients in hand sanitizer, you should always keep hand sanitizer away from very young children and supervise older childre...


Strain, Sprain or Break: What’s the Difference and How to Tell

child getting wrapped by doctor due to sprain or break

Taking part in sports and recreational activities is an important part of a healthy, physically active lifestyle for kids, but injuries such as sprains, strains or breaks can, and do, occur. As a parent, we know that you want to do everything in your power to keep your child safe, but sometimes that is not possible in these circumstances. What you can do is get educated on the different types of injuries which will help you feel more prepared.

Pain, swelling and inflammation are common among ...


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...