Are you overwhelmed at the constant recalls of children’s toys and baby products? And are you worried about the increasing amount of chemicals your baby may be exposed to daily?
Then you may be interested in Peter Chin’s new company, “Kai Kids.” Chin and his wife Nancy DeHart started this company in order to provide safe and organic products to families like yours and mine.
Kai Kids researches a wide variety of products for both safety and earth friendliness. They offer products from many different suppliers, giving you a wide range of choices.
Some examples of safe and green items on their site? Try organic cotton “bum” wipes, bisphenol-A free glass baby bottles or naturally antimicrobial and hypoallergenic bamboo fitted crib sheets.
As a parent, there is nothing like knowing you can provide a safer (and greener) environment for your children. Kai Kids is trying to help you do just that. To visit them, go to www.kaikids.com.
In the United States, tip-over accidents are increasing at an alarming rate. And when they involve toddlers, there is a greater risk for serious injury – and even death.
We all know it is important to make your house safe for toddlers. But you will be surprised at the potential dangers that may still lurk in each of your rooms.
For instance, take a good look around the room you are sitting in now. Look at each item as a step your toddler can reach. Are there drawers that can be opened and used as stairs? What about shelves that can be climbed with the help of a stepping stool? Notice everything your little one’s hands can potentially pull down.
TV’s, bookshelves, shelving… they are all potential tip-over dangers. Be sure your television is far back on a sturdy shelf. Even large computer monitors can crush a toddler. Look at power cords too, since these can be pulled on, causing large appliances to topple. Use wall brackets, toggles and screws to secure bookshelves and more.
Also, keep a watchful eye on your toddler while shopping. Stores are jam-packed with unsecured shelving and large, wobbly pieces of furniture. It only takes a minute for your child to pull on something that can come crashing down, causing serious injury.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning against both Botox and Myobloc, drugs used to block nerve impulses, thereby relaxing them. These drugs may be linked to the deaths of children.
Botox is a well known drug containing the botulinum toxin, used cosmetically to reduce lines and wrinkles. It is also used for some patients who experience muscle spasms due to various health conditions such as cerebral palsy.
The FDA is issuing a warning for all ages, although the deaths being investigated are currently specific to children. However, even women and men who undergo injections for cosmetic purposes may be putting themselves at risk for botulism, weakness in the muscles used for breathing and possibly more.
If your child currently takes Botox or Myobloc, speak to your physician about the possible risks in taking this medication. Furthermore, if you are considering Botox injections, be sure you are fully informed about the risks vs. the benefits of this treatment.