Safety & Fun On Halloween (2)

  Depending on the straw you draw — will it be Mom who stays home doling out the sweet treats while Dad makes the neighborhood rounds with the kids, or vice versa? — parents play the biggest role in making sure the Halloween experience is safe and fun...

Teal Pumpkin Fun For All

  Last year on The PediaBlog, we learned about a special program that makes Halloween a more inclusive and fun holiday for a lot of children. Pediatric Alliance allergists Sergei Belenky and Deborah Gentile explained it: Born out of one mom’s desire to help...

Safety & Fun On Halloween (1)

  With Halloween nearly upon us, careful planning for the big event is crucial for ensuring a safe and fun excursion around the neighborhood, especially for the youngest of trick-or-treaters, says pediatrician Dina DiMaggio, M.D.: Allow for plenty of time to...

Is A “Safe Dose” Really Safe?

  In May of this year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a recall of crayons because of a “laceration hazard”. The reason: Two reports of glass found in red crayons made by Discount School Supply. Last week, as millions of...

Ask Us Anything – Water Safety

  A mother writes: Thank you for writing about water safety this week. We own a pool and I notice that when my kids have their friends over to swim, some of them haven’t had much formal swim lessons and so they aren’t very good swimmers. Others who...