Boys and girls often seek to earn extra money by babysitting. But as a parent, how can you be sure your local pre-teen or teenager is a good babysitter? And what responsibilities do you have as a parent?
Your child needs a booster seat when he or she has grown too big for the forward-facing car seat. Your child will be too big when he or she reaches the height or weight limit for your car seat. Check your car seat instructions. Don’t be surprised to find your child might be 7, 8 or older before they outgrow a booster seat. It’s about height and weight not age so don’t be in a rush to move to the seat belt!
Unusually warm temperatures have caused many bodies of water that normally would be frozen, to be displaying thin ice or even in some cases visible open water. This is normally not seen February throughout much of Saskatchewan. That might be a good sign that spring is arriving early, but it does create hazards for people who might venture out onto the ice.
Mother always said eat your vegetables, don’t forget to wear your toque outside and make sure you get plenty of rest. While we might consider those reminders a bit of mom’s nagging, her prevention tips have probably been reasonable for a lot of our success. How often we here the phrase “gee if I would have know better” or “that’s really stupid.” Everyday and in every action we need to look at what we do and ensure that prevention of injury is of utmost importance.
Suddenly the whole house erupts in confusion. Someone banging on the front door has aroused you and your family from their sleep. The dog is barking, the kids are crying and in your half awake state you trudge downstairs to the front door. Through the front window you see the red and blue flashing lights of a police car and wonder what’s going on.
With Christmas upon us and hundreds of last minute details yet to be handled before the house fills with relatives or we travel to visit them, the last thing on our mind is safety. Think about “child proofing” your home before the little ones arrive, especially if you don’t have small children in the home regularly:
While last week the weather went for winter snow shoveling to spring in a matter of days, sure as the calendar says November we can expect more snow and colder temperatures. If you have not already done so make plans for safe winter travel now.
Here’s just a small list of items that you should have packed into the truck of your car or secured safely in a cargo container in your SUV:
Many of us have started baking, decorating, writing and wrapping. Christmas concerts will soon happen in our area schools and the Christmas party invitations are already in our mail boxes. It is one of the busiest times of the year and not just for retailers.