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Mar 26
2020

These Risky Items for TX Child Climbing Accidents Might Surprise You!

Child Climbing Accidents | Child Injury and Accidents

If you’ve ever spent much time around toddlers, you’re well aware that they love to climb, especially where they don’t belong! They’re are known to scale kitchen cabinets, furniture – any other household objects bigger than them, really.

Most of these pursuits (thankfully) end in a harmless fall, with perhaps a few bumps and bruises. However, climbing can also result in serious injury or even death, and fall accidents are a leading cause of serious child injuries.

To help Texas parents avoid this tragic occurrence, we’ve put together a guide covering common objects toddlers climb, as well as manufacturers’ product safety responsibilities to consumers, which are in place to help prevent injuries.

Texas Parents: Why Your Toddler Climbs and

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Nov 3
2019

Texas Drivers: Watch Out for Kids This Halloween

Child Injury and Accidents | Halloween

What are your Halloween plans?

Maybe you’re staying in and giving out candy to the neighborhood kids. Or you’re in charge of taking your kids and their friends around to get some candy. Perhaps you’re heading out on the town for some kid-free fun at the bars.

Whatever you do, try not to drive. If for some reason you do have to drive on Halloween night, practice extra caution.

Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights for children in Texas. Watch out and know how to stay safe.

Stats on Traffic Fatalities on Halloween in Texas and Beyond

There are many nights associated with drunk driving and traffic fatalities: the night before Thanksgiving. New Year’s Eve. July 4th. Only [...]

Oct 12
2019

Halloween in Texas: Delicious Fun for Kids – If You Know the Dangers

Child Injury and Accidents | Halloween

Halloween is a magical time for kids. Along with costumed fun, there are tricks and treats and festive parties – and did we mention treats?

Usually, this spine-chilling holiday is full of good surprises. However, when kids are involved, care needs to be taken so you aren’t involved in an unexpected accident during Halloween activities. Most commonly, injuries occur from your own costume and drivers who aren’t paying as much attention as they should while kids are excitedly racing from home to home.

Specific injuries to watch out for include:

  • Car accidents that involve treat-or-treaters – or even adults leaving parties.
  • Burn injuries that take place when costumes come into contact with open flames.
  • Eye injuries that occur from costume
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Sep 22
2019

What All Texas Parents Need to Know About Picking a Car Seat

Car Seats | Child Injury and Accidents

The safety of your child should be your top priority no matter where you are or where you are going. This means putting them in the right safety seat as they grow.

The car seat that you get from a hand-me-down or storage may not be the right choice for your child’s safety.

Texas has specific laws about when children should be in different types of safety seats. Know what seats are most appropriate and when it’s time to transition your child into a different seat.

Why It’s Important for Texans to Choose the Right Safety Seat

Motor vehicle accidents kill over one million people each year. You can reduce the chance of your child being a statistic by choosing [...]

Aug 15
2019

Texas Parents: Common Back-to-School Injuries You Need to Know About

Child Injury and Accidents | School Accidents

It may still feel like the dead of summer in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, but autumn is approaching fast. For Texas parents and their youngsters, that means vacation is nearing its end and back-to-school season is upon us.

Whether you are feeling blue that summer fun is over or slightly relieved to have the kids back in class — or a mixture of the two sentiments — there are steps parents should take to get their family ready for the new school session.

In addition to stocking up on school supplies and shopping for school clothes, Texas families need to be aware of common back-to-school injuries and illnesses and how to prevent them.

To set your young scholar up for [...]

May 31
2019

Texas Summer Camp Checklist: How to Protect Your Kid

Camp Injuries | Child Injury and Accidents | Summer Camp Accidents

It’s been a long academic year, and Spring Fever probably has your favorite tiny Texans itching to get out of their seats and into our wide open spaces. Well, summer camp season is finally here!

Before you unhitch your ponies, though, a quick reminder: while Texas summer camps can be an amazing way for your kids to stretch their legs and try something new, be aware that injuries while in the wild are incredibly common.

However, a few simple measures that you can – and should – take will go a long way to helping your kids avoid common camp injuries.

What are they?

Choose Your Child’s Camp Wisely

Do your homework. Research the camp… and its counselors. Make [...]

Feb 8
2019

Texas Bounce House Injuries: Who’s Liable?

Bounce House Injuries | Child Injury and Accidents

Your child has likely enjoyed jumping in a bounce house at a party, event, or business grand opening. You may have even taken them to one of the many indoor inflatable play areas that have been sprouting like weeds for the past decade or so.

Because they’re fun. Kids love them, and you get to have a few hard-earned moments to yourself without worrying because they’re basically bouncing themselves silly on big balloons.

Except there’s an increasing amount of evidence that says you probably should be a bit more worried. Why? Because bounce houses can cause serious injury to your child – just as they’ve done to countless others over the years.

In this post, we’re going to detail the [...]

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