New York Car Seat Laws Are Changing: Here's What You Need to Know

New York Car Seat Laws Are Changing: Here's What You Need to Know

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a law that requires children younger than 2 to ride in a rear-facing car seat as a safety measure. The law will take effect on Nov. 1, 2019.

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How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween

How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween

Tips to be safe while trick-or-treating on Halloween

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American Academy of Pediatrics Announces First Recommendations on Body Modification in Youth

American Academy of Pediatrics Announces First Recommendations on Body Modification in Youth

The American Academy of Pediatrics announced its first-ever recommendations on tattoos, piercings, and body modification in youth in response to the rise in popularity of such modifications.

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YMCA of Long Island Launches New Swim Program

YMCA of Long Island Launches New Swim Program

YMCA of Long Island's new swim lessons program is focused on safety, swim basics, and drowning prevention.

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New Technology Aims to Alert Parents to Children Left in Cars

New Technology Aims to Alert Parents to Children Left in Cars

The carmaker Nissan introduced new technology aimed at preventing kids from being left behind in hot cars, which leads to dozen of child deaths every year.

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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

The signs, symptoms, and treatment of Lyme disease, plus how to prevent it

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Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

It's possible to drown hours or even days after leaving the pool. Here's what to watch out forl

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Teaching Kids Consent

Teaching Kids Consent

How to talk to children, tweens, and teens about consent and establishing their own boundaries

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Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

The importance of teaching toddlers and preschoolers how to handle emergencies.

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A Guide to When Your Kids May Be Old Enough to Do Things on Their Own

A Guide to When Your Kids May Be Old Enough to Do Things on Their Own

Riding the bus, walking to school, and more milestones of growing up: a guide to when your kids are old enough to do activities on their own

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Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

As our understanding of concussions grows, new policies are being put into place to keep young athletes safe. But some still wonder whether certain sports can ever be considered safe for kids.

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The Best Way to Prevent Mosquito Bites

The Best Way to Prevent Mosquito Bites

A pediatric infectious diseases specialist shares the best way to prevent mosquito bites and spreading Zika.

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The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes

The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes

Why kids should learn to swim at a young age.

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New Study: Car Seat Misuse Rampant

New Study: Car Seat Misuse Rampant

Protecting your child on the road comes down to proper car seat use. But that doesn't happen nearly half the time, says a new study. Here's what you need to know.

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7 Home Safety Hazards to Avoid

7 Home Safety Hazards to Avoid

Renown home safety expert and how-to guru, Alvin Ubell, Founder of Accurate Building Inspectors of Brooklyn (Accuratebuilding.com), has seen it all. Here, he shares the worst safety slips he's seen in homes where children live. The good news: they're all easy to fix.

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