Topic: child safety

5 Million Graco Strollers Recalled And You Should Probably Pay Attention To This One

5 Million Graco Strollers Recalled And You Should Probably Pay Attention To This One

CPSC confirms that Graco has received 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration. Clearly, with that many strollers out there – this isn’t something to panic about. But I’d kind of like my children to keep all their digits if they can, and I’m sure you would, too. More »

8 Childproofing Hacks To Keep Your Little Monsters Alive In Spite Of Their Best Efforts

8 Childproofing Hacks To Keep Your Little Monsters Alive In Spite Of Their Best Efforts

s has been the case the past few months, I’m still staying barely ahead of the kids when it comes to childproofing and safety: they keep finding new ways to outwit me. I am outnumbered and outmatched, but at least everyone else can benefit from my struggles to find the childproofing hacks that will work best to keep your little hellbeasts darlings alive. More »

Dad Open Carries In Kid’s School, Because Second Amendment Trumps Kids’ Safety

Dad Open Carries In Kid's School, Because Second Amendment Trumps Kids' Safety

The school says it is trying to find a way to respect the parent’s Second Amendment rights while keeping the children at school safe — and plan on discussing how to do this moving forward at a district meeting on Monday. In the meantime, a spokesman for the school says they will put the school on lockdown every time some idiot insists on open carrying on school grounds. What a colossal waste of time and resources. How about just, “no.” You cannot bring your gun on to school property. Period. More »

It Is Heartbreaking That Afghan Girls Have To Pose As Boys To Have A Better Life

It Is Heartbreaking That Afghan Girls Have To Pose As Boys To Have A Better Life

I know we all tend to joke around about having “first world problems” and sometimes, I read something about life in another part of the world that makes me realize how incredibly lucky we all are that our kids are relatively safe at all times. The fact that we are free to be happy about our child’s gender no matter what is a privilege I’m sure we all take for granted. More »

It Should Disturb Us All That Schools Are Acquiring Military Tanks

It Should Disturb Us All That Schools Are Acquiring Military Tanks

The entryway at my children’s school underwent a complete renovation this year to relocate the office and make it so that no one can get through the heavy doors without being buzzed in. This measure does make me feel safer and I am grateful they funded it but finding out that in other areas, schools are acquiring military tanks to help protect the students just makes me feel sad. More »

We Need Laws Protecting Children On Dirtbikes Because Idiots Like This Father Exist

We Need Laws Protecting Children On Dirtbikes Because Idiots Like This Father Exist

Kids are required to be in appropriate car seats or boosters just about until they’re in college. So why is it that 90% of states have no laws on the books about minimum age requirements for passengers of ATVs and off-highway vehicles? All that most states are willing to say is that passengers have to wear helmets and that they need a foot peg or rest to rest their feet on. Legally speaking, a five-year-old who is legally required to sit in a booster seat in Mom’s minivan is totally fine clinging to the back of an off-road motor vehicle with nothing more than a footrest and a helmet for safety. Guess how well that plays out in practice? More »

Connecticut Parents Are Totally Overreacting About Their Kids Walking To School

Connecticut Parents Are Totally Overreacting About Their Kids Walking To School

Parents in Milford, Connecticut are up in arms after their school board decided that 200 students in the district would now have to walk to school rather than take the bus. Not uphill both ways, not past Mr. Jolly’s Home For Repeat Sex Offenders, just walking through their neighborhood on sidewalks and such.

All of our grandparents are turning in their graves. All of them. More »

It’s Never Ok To Leave Look-Alike Dolls On Kid’s Porches

It's Never Ok To Leave Look-Alike Dolls On Kid's Porches

When I was a kid, for whatever reason, my mother and grandmothers started giving me porcelain dolls as gifts for Christmas or my birthday. I was maybe five years old at the time and I remember being a little confused- it’s a doll, but I can’t play with it? Those creepy effing dolls numbered maybe seven or eight total by the time I was 10 years old and just stood atop my tall dresser on display. This dresser was right next to my bed so those unholy, deadened eyes were staring at me all night as I slept. More »

If You’re Wondering When It’s Okay To Leave A Baby Alone In A Car, The Answer Is Never

If You're Wondering When It's Okay To Leave A Baby Alone In A Car, The Answer Is Never

When you become a parent, there are several annoying things you need to deal with – one is constantly carrying a little human when you are out. It’s not that hard to take an infant out of a carseat. Take him out, bring him into the store with you. It’s not rocket science. When you become a parent, you have to choose safety over convenience. More »

Your Disgusting Pig-Car May Be To Blame For This Evenflo Buckle Recall

Your Disgusting Pig-Car May Be To Blame For This Evenflo Buckle Recall

Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. This may sound familiar, Graco had a similar recall recently – the largest one ever. They recalled over four million seats. Both companies are willingly sending out replacement buckles – as they should. My only question is – how do you make a buckle that is resistant to grime and food particles? Is it even possible? Do you think we need to tell parents to occasionally take apart the seats and rinse the buckles out if they are allowing kids to eat in the backseat? More »

The Arrests Of 26 Men Expecting To Meet Young Girls Is Another Reason To Keep Your Kid Off Social Media

The Arrests Of 26 Men Expecting To Meet Young Girls Is Another Reason To Keep Your Kid Off Social Media

A Florida sheriff’s office announced the arrest of 26 men today, accused of using the Internet to line up dates for sex with children. The men – whose ages ranged from 19 to 51 – all showed up at a house expecting to be meeting children. One of the most shocking parts of the story? The 26 arrests took place in the last five days. That it is so easy to round up that many predators in such a small amount of time makes my head spin. More »