November is Child Safety and Protection Month!

child safetyThe safety of our children is something that we should always be vigilant about. As children grow and change, they require different levels of protection and November, Child Safety and Protection Month, is a good reminder for us to check the safety and protection devices and plans we have in place for our children.

Make sure you have safety caps on all medication bottles and keep them out of your children's reach, keep all cleaning products safely locked away so that curious tykes don't accidentally get into them, and read more ideas at ladibugsinc.com! external link

 

Cold and Flu Season is Here

fluFlu vaccinations and practicing good hygiene is the best way to avoid getting sick. Wash your hands often, use a waterless hand sanitizer every time you touch a doorknob or any shared items, and always before eating or drinking anything. If you are coughing or sneezing, please wear a mask whenever in public. Stay hydrated by drinking a lot of fluids, especially water, and by avoiding caffeinated drinks. Rest is also important to help you recover - getting enough sleep is essential for healthy immune function!

 

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 KidsHealth.org external link and at SafeKids.org external link

 

Winter Weather Health and Safety

snowmobile by Daniel SinocaChildren's Clinic of Klamath would like to provide you with information from various Centers for Disease Control (CDC) programs related to winter weather hazards.  We have compiled a list of content links to various subjects including Emergency Preparedness and Response, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Power Outages and more.  Click here for our winter health and safety information page.

Snowmobile image by Daniel Sinoca, used under Morguefile license

 

12 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

gratitudeTired of bickering, jealousy, and selfishness? Kids are naturally materialistic and self-serving– but the good news is that gratitude can be taught. And from gratitude flows joy.  Kathleen Berchelmann M.D., FAAP, a pediatrician at St. Louis Children's Hospital, has 12 tips that can help parents teach their children gratitude; read more at healthychildren.org! external link

 

 

Stressing Out During the Holidays

Pie crustThe holiday season is upon us, which is a lot of fun for you and your kids. However, it can also be stressful, due to unusual schedules, demanding high expectations, and all the high energy events happening all at once. It’s important to have a good time, but make sure to take everything in moderation, even if it means missing out on a few things. After all, if your not having a good time, it’s likely your kids aren’t having a good time either. For more tips on emotional wellness over the holidays, click here! external link

 

 

Food pitfalls

anise aroma art 277253When we try to eat healthy, and have our kids eat healthy, there are lots of pitfalls we can fall into. Theses include family vacations, having little time to prepare healthy food, and after school boredom. The key to avoiding these pitfalls is careful planning, by making sure you have healthy food prepared ahead of time. For information about avoiding common food traps, click here. external link

 

Keeping Medicine Out of the Reach of Children

capsules cure drug 415825It seems common sense that you should keep medicine out of the reach of children. However, there a lot of situations where you may not think about it. For instance, if you keep medicine in your purse, you should have your entire purse out of the reach of children. There also lots of things that we don’t consider medicine, such as daily vitamins or medical creams, that we should keep out of children’s reach. For tips on Medication safety, click here. external link

 

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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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:

November Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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