Your little ones are probably as crafty as a magician. Before you know it, they’ve maneuvered themselves into o-limits places or their tiny hands are clutching items that you’re sure were out of their reach. That’s why childproofing is so important, and we’ve got some tips to help you keep your kids safe and sound. ...

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It’s not necessarily a pleasant topic to think about, but making sure that your infant’s sleeping environment is free from hidden hazards is key to keeping them safe at night. Extra-plush bedding, fluffy pillows and large openings in the guardrails of your crib aren’t things that you typically associate with danger, but to an infant, they can be very harmful. In the United States, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) is the leading cause of infant death due to injury. But with a few small adjustments to your baby’s crib and bedding, you can make sure that your little bundle of joy slumbers safely. ...

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Everyone here knows the truth of the matter: You couldn’t be happier about your kids getting out of your hair and going back to school, right? We understand completely....

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Like most issues related to the home, the topic of security has fallen victim to a number of myths. From the overall effectiveness of home security systems to the role that police play in catching perpetrators, every aspect of this critical subject has been dissected and discussed ad nauseam. But the endless conversations have yielded a few tall tales that we’d like to set straight....

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Nationally, when temperatures rise, so does the crime rate. For every 1°C, expect a 1% increase in crime....

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Summer is always a welcome break from the treacherous winter, but it brings its own set of safety pitfalls — namely the extremely hot temperatures that can create a dangerous situation for the entire family — including your dog. Here are a few common pet hazards and our advice for avoiding them this season....

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Moving cross-country can be one of the biggest undertakings of your life. There are a million variables to consider — some of which you have very little control over. But with a meticulously crafted plan and careful execution, you can cut this mammoth project down to size. We’ve got a few helpful tips that’ll get you from New York to LA and everywhere in between — safely and easily. ...

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For almost all preteens and teens, social media is an integral part of daily life. With Facebook, Instagram and Twitter only a tap away, today’s young people are living their lives online. While some experts argue that some social media usage can be good because it enhances communication skills, access to knowledge and helps in improving self-awareness, it’s critical to ensure that your child is monitored and protected online. Here are some quick tips to make sure your child’s online experience is not only social, but also safe....

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26% of Americans put on their own fireworks shows at home on the Fourth of July, but a significant number end up injuring themselves in the process. ...

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Used as party rooms, play rooms and storage rooms, your basement is probably your home’s most versatile space. And if you’re not careful about fire safety, it can easily become you home’s most dangerous....

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