Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Many moms and dads find themselves at the grocery store at least once a week getting the food their family needs to eat. Besides a child wandering off and making it necessary to use a child locator device to find them there are other dangers inside the store parents should be aware of. The grocery cart itself, though being a very handy item for placing your items and getting them from the shelf to eventually your car, can be dangerous for your child.
The odds are actually shocking to many parents in most years there are over 20,000 accidents involving a child and a shopping cart. Of these most of them involve children under the age of five, mostly because these children are not as coordinated and are top heavy making a fall out of the cart fairly easy. But also many kids are injured as they try and stand on the carts sides setting them off balance and causing them to fall over on the child. Many others are also injured when carts are on parking lots and get away from the parents and roll away with the child still inside. As parents we need to be extra cautious with our children when they are in and around shopping carts in order to keep them safe while we are shopping.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Many parents are opting to feed their children more locally grown food in order to help avoid recalls from the large plants that produce our goods. With the spinach, tomato, and peanut butter recalls that made many sick and even killed a few individuals shopping locally gives a better control on the quality of food.
The lead paint issue that caused massive toy recalls not long ago also changed the way parents purchased toys for their kids. Now smaller US based companies that make educational toys for kids are in higher demand than the plastic cheap toys that fill the mass-market toy chains. These toys may cost a little more but many parents are finding they are well worth the cost.
Safety seats, cribs and other bedding are other items that frequently are recalled by manufacturers. Many times they do not meet safety standards or workmanship is not up to par and accidents can occur. Parents should select these items carefully to ensure that they are totally safe for their children. Those at Amber Alert GPS child locator want parents to remember that more often than not when a recall occurs at least one tragedy has already occurred. Parents should ultimately take responsibility for checking the items they allow their children to use and not wait for a recall to occur.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Of course not all children who succumb to the heat in cars were left there by their parents. Too many times a car is left unlocked and a child crawls inside on their own only to end up being stuck inside possibly the trunk. Whenever a child is missing one of the first place an adult should look is inside any nearby cars. This can possibly save a life and if a child locator device is used parents can find them much quicker in order to avoid this terrible tragedy that has happened to so many other families.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Many towns across the country are passing Child Safety Zone Laws for the areas in within the city limits in which children are known to frequent. Of course there is much debate regarding these laws and just how effective they can be to keep our children safe from sexual predators.
These safe zones generally consist of places where children are often found such as parks, playgrounds, pools, and more. Many give a sexual offender found within them a warning for the first violation and a fine for any subsequent violations of the law. Of course many law enforcement officers do admit that these laws will be tough to enforce but the communities feel that having an ordinance on the books is better than just sitting on their hands on the issue.
Of course those that defend the individuals who find themselves on the sexual predator lists that feel these people have in many cases paid their debt to society feel this only compounds to the unfair treatment this group receives. While many offenders have not harmed a child in any way they are still being scrutinized with an ever more vigilant eye. Such laws only end up creating more areas where these people cannot go.
But for parents, child safety zone laws partnered with a child locator device and vigilance is the key they feel to keeping their children safe in the modern world.