Trampolines seem so great, especially now as families hunker down at home to stay safe from the coronavirus. It gets the kids off the screens, outdoors and exercising, all in the quarantined comfort of your own backyard. How could something that makes them so happy and active be bad? But there’s a dark side to […]
With schools and daycare centers closed for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids are spending more time at home than ever. Staying home is the best way to flatten the curve, but is your home safely prepared for having kids around 24/7? Heather Trnka, coordinator of the Safe Kids Coalition at Akron Children’s Hospital, […]
As the Solley family grew in numbers – from 1 baby to 4 – so did their car seats. From rear-facing infant seats to boosters, their minivan has become a perfect example of how one size car seat doesn’t fit all. “My husband, Charlie, has always been really good about getting our car seats checked […]
Halloween is the one time of year when it’s necessary – even fashionable – for parents to have eyes in the back of their heads. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, EMT-P, EMS-I, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Summit County, discusses ways to keep little boys and ghouls from […]
Nearly 3.3 million American children live in households with firearms that are, at times, kept loaded and unlocked, according to Safe Kids USA. In this video, injury prevention coordinator Gia Ramsey emphasizes the importance of education and common sense when keeping kids safe in households with guns.
From a well-worn, hand-me-down teddy bear to the latest building blocks set, parents should carefully inspect toys before they make it into the playroom. In this video, Gia Ramsey, injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, offers this and several other tips to help ensure a child’s safety at playtime.