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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: Fainting

Fainting is a loss of consciousness that can be caused by many things. Here's what to do if your child faints or is about to faint.

First Aid: Falls

Although most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.

First Aid: Febrile Seizures

Febrile seizures are convulsions that happen in some children with fevers. They usually stop on their own after a few minutes and don't cause any other health problems.

First Aid: Fever

Fevers are usually not cause for alarm - they're the body's way of fighting infection. Here's what to do if your child has a fever.

First Aid: Frostbite

Exposure to extreme cold can cause frostbite, a serious condition that requires emergency care. Here's what to do if your child has frostbite.

First Aid: Head Injuries

Learn about the different types of head injuries, and find out what to do if your child is seriously injuried.

First Aid: Head Lice

Lice commonly spread from kid to kid. They're not dangerous - but they are creepy and annoying. Here's what to do about them.

First Aid: Headaches

Headaches are rarely a sign of something serious. Here's what to do if your child has a headache.

First Aid: Heat Illness

In hot weather, a child's internal temperature can rise and cause heat exhaustion, which can progress to heatstroke if not treated quickly.

First Aid: Insect Stings and Bites

Being stung by a bug is often just irritating and doesn't require medical treatment. But kids who are highly allergic to stings may need emergency medical care.