December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month!

toysSafety tips to keep in mind this holiday season: For children younger than age three, avoid toys with small parts, which can cause choking. Keep deflated balloons away from young children and discard broken balloons immediately. Riding toys, skateboards and in-line skates go fast, and falls could be deadly. Helmets and safety gear should be sized to fit and worn properly. Magnets should be kept away from children. Read more at external link


Tips for Healthy Children and Families

healthy bananaYou can help your child develop healthy habits early in life that will bring lifelong benefits. As a parent, you can encourage your kids to evaluate their food choice and physical activity habits.

The American Heart Association has some tips and guidelines to get you started, such as being a good role model, keeping things positive, setting realistic goals rewarding well, and more.

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Holiday Safety Tips: On the Road and In the Home

kid with forkIt's Holiday Season! Family gatherings, holiday meals, special traditions, delicious treats — the holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, especially for kids. Unfortunately, for emergency room doctors it's also one of the busiest. Learn how to protect your little ones from some common holiday dangers, so you and your family can enjoy a season that's happy and healthy.  Read more at external link and at external link


Talking With Your Kids About Drinking

partyAs much as parents may not like to think about it, the truth is that many kids and teens try alcohol during their high school and college years, long before it's legal for them to drink it. Research has shown that nearly 80% of high school kids have tried alcohol.  It's important to start discussing alcohol use and abuse with your kids at an early age and keep talking about it as they grow up. Read more at external link


Choosing Safe Baby Products

baby products

From baby carriers to playpens, from infant seats to toys, it is important that parents keep their child's safety in mind when it comes to baby products.  But selecting safe products for your baby can be confusing, especially with all the new gadgets and features available (not to mention the many product recalls).  Nemours Foundation has several articles about choosing safe baby products that can help you make safe choices. Read More! external link


Teaching Your Child: Brushing Teeth

brushing teethIt goes without saying that your child's teeth are important in many ways. If you teach your child how take care of their teeth, their teeth will help take care of your child. Strong, healthy teeth help them chew the right foods to help them grow. Teeth help your child to speak clearly. When you're choosing a toothpaste, make sure it contains fluoride. Fluoride makes teeth strong and protects them from cavities.  Read More at external link



HPV and Cancer: HPV Vaccinations recommended for ages 11 and up

immunizationsAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an epidemic of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the United States. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection.  The American Cancer Society recommends that routine HPV vaccination for girls and boys should be started at age 11 or 12.  Boys and girls in this age group have the best response to the vaccine, which prevents most cases of cervical and anal cancer in females if the vaccine is given before a person is exposed to HPV.  Read more on the American Cancer Society's website. external link


Klamath Falls Snowflake Festival begins December 1st

snowmanEvery year since 1984, the holiday season has been ushered in by the Klamath Falls Snowflake Festival's two weeks of events. This year's Festival begins on December 1st and runs to December 16th, and offers great entertainment for the whole family. Check them out on their website at They are the "largest Winter Festival in the State of Oregon! external link


Youth Events at Klamath County Library

November 2018

Each month, Klamath County Library Youth Services presents many activities for families and young people of all ages.  These events are listed in a monthly information article published by the library with descriptions, dates and times of each activity.  We at The Children's Clinic encourage you to get your children involved in reading and fun, and are proud to provide links to each month's article as well as to the library's website:

December Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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