child safety

Identity Theft’s Newest Victims? Kids
If you think protecting your credit is something only adults need to worry about, think again. Experts say one in 10 children is now the victim of identity theft. Identity thieves ferret out kids’ social security numbers on tax forms accessed by hacking home computers, and they also target ho…
Parents Warned Against Using Bumper Pads in Cribs
In its latest guidelines for doctors, the American Academy of Pediatrics is advising against the usage of bumper pads in cribs, saying they may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. Because infants lack the strength and motor skills to turn their heads when their breathing is b…
Kids Are More Likely to Get Hit by Cars on Halloween, Says Study
Kids always look forward to trick-or-treating on Halloween, but a new study from the Centers for Disease and Prevention may give some parents pause. The CDC reports children are four times more likely to be hit by cars on October 31 than on any other day of the year — probably not terribly su…