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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Printable Safety Guides

First Aid: Constipation

Constipation is when a child has fewer bowel movements than usual. Ease constipation with the three Fs: fluid, fiber, and fitness.

First Aid: Coughing

Coughing is a healthy reflex that helps clear the airways. A severe or lingering cough requires medical treatment, but many coughs are caused by viruses that just need to run their course.

First Aid: Croup

Croup is a viral infection that causes a telltake "barking" cough. Find out what to do if your child has croup and when to call the doctor.

First Aid: Cuts

Most cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts - or any wounds that won't stop bleeding - need emergency medical treatment.

First Aid: Dehydration

Kids can become dehydrated when their bodies lose very large amounts of fluids. It's important to replenish fluid losses as quickly as possible.

First Aid: Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a common skin condition in babies. In most cases, the condition clears up quickly with a few simple changes.

First Aid: Diarrhea

Diarrhea is common and usually not a sign of something serious. Find out what to do if your child has diarrhea.

First Aid: Dislocations

A dislocation happens when two connected bones are separated. These injuries require emergency medical care to avoid further damage.

First Aid: Earaches

An earache requires a visit to the doctor's office. Here's what to do if your child complains of ear pain.

First Aid: Eye Injuries

Some eye injuries can be treated at home, while others require a visit to the doctor or emergency room. Find out what to do if your child has eye pain.