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    5 tips for traveling with kids

    Sponsored article by Diono Traveling opens doors to new experiences and quality family time and memories. However, with cranky kids, unpredictable schedules, and long packing lists, traveling with your baby is also challenging. Read on for five tips to make traveling with kids less stressful. Research your destination Before you start your trip, conduct in-depth research of your destination. You could determine the current weather conditions of the location you are visiting to enable you to pack appropriately. Researching your destination beforehand also helps you plan for either indoor or outdoor activities. If your baby is still breastfeeding, you also need to determine whether or not breastfeeding in public is allowed in the location you are headed. While some states do not prohibit breastfeeding in public, others demand that mothers find a private area to feed their young ones. Pick the right time to travel Determining the right time to travel is crucial, especially when traveling with younger children. Consider traveling at night when your babies are likely to be asleep to allow you more hours of peace in the plane and fewer distractions when driving. If night drives and flights are not ideal for you, consider scheduling your drive or flight thirty minutes before your baby’s nap time. Once the flight takes off, or you start driving, you could do a short story or a quick snack or bottle to help the baby drift off. Traveling at night in your car also means little or no traffic jams or roadworks so you will reach your destination faster. Beware of heatstroke Did you know that a kid dies from heatstroke in a car every 10 days? Heatstroke is a life-threatening condition characterized by high fever and hot, flushed skin. It is caused by prolonged exposure to direct sun, extreme heat, or high humidity with limited airflow, especially in a parked car. Avoid leaving your child alone in the car to prevent heatstroke. You could also invest in a portable stroller fan from Diono to give your child a cool, comfortable ride. Stock up enough snacks Even when you have meal arrangements at your destination, ensure that you have a few snacks available for your children. The food at the destination may differ from what your child usually eats, so they may only take a few bites. Your flight may also be delayed, get unexpected traffic jams, or the tour may take longer than anticipated, so taking a few snacks with you prevents you from dealing with a hungry, cranky child. Some travel-safe, healthy snacks you could stock up on include crackers, cheerios, granola bars, nuts, pretzels, string cheese, fruits, and vegetables. Pack wisely Be sure to pack enough essentials when traveling with kids. A few essentials include: Diapers, wipes, pull-ups, and sanitizers. To be safe, carry one diaper per hour of travel Comfort items such as pacifiers. Ensure that you carry more than one pacifier to prepare for emergencies like it getting flung on the floor A tablet or smartphone loaded with your baby’s favorite shows or movies Water Art supplies such as a blank paper and crayons A plastic bag for trash Proper preparation can make the difference between a fun and miserable family trip. Implement the above strategies to make traveling with your kids a breeze.
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    After a year of hybrid, remote, in-person, or some combination of all three, children and parents alike may be experiencing some anxiety about the return to school this year. Some children did okay while some others struggled. There are still many unanswered questions when it comes to school and the pandemic, but many parents wonder how do they best support their children through another year of uncertainty? At this webinar, Smart Love therapists and guest speakers will provide insight into how parents can evaluate how their children are adjusting back to school. They will discuss how parents can help children with the transition and provide tips to keep in mind as children navigate another complicated year and learn how to cope with challenging emotions when experiencing losses. RSVP required. Please go here to register. This is an external partner event. Please contact the organization directly with any questions or concerns: amber.guenther@smartlovefamily.org
  3. 2020 was truly a very difficult year with regards to the coronavirus pandemic. There is a lot we know now that we didn’t know at its start and still so much to learn. Scientists and medical researchers are working hard to develop therapeutic medications and vaccines to help protect us from the harms this virus can cause. Families everywhere have had to make sacrifices in their personal lives, work lives and the ways they enjoy sports and recreation, all the while trying to find new ways to stay healthy and active. While spectator sports are an exciting pastime in the fall and winter months, we have all heard over and over again about COVID infections and spread amongst professional athletes. These individuals have made personal decisions about participating in these sports as it is their job. Sports participation at the student level is clearly a different issue. The American Academy of Pediatrics values sports and physical fitness in their guidance of healthy living and good mental health during this pandemic. The safest sports last summer were noted to be golf, running, baseball and tennis — activities in which we’re able to maintain distance and minimize sharing equipment. Keep following the rules The underlying guidance across all activities is the ability to maintain social distancing, perform good hand hygiene, and wear a mask when you can’t maintain a 6-foot distance. For safety, masks may not be required in active elite level exercise, water sports, or where it poses a risk of getting caught on equipment, covering one’s eyes, or choking. Each athlete should have their own mask, access to hand sanitizer, and their own water bottles and towels. [Related: Free or cheap ways to entertain your kids on winter weekends] Recreational sports for young children can be challenging because mask-wearing may be difficult to enforce. Competitive or high school level sports for older children pose additional problems because the severity of coronavirus illness in children in their teen years may mimic that in adults. New information about the effects of COVID infection on the heart poses even more concern. Watch-outs: cardiac conditions The current recommendations by pediatricians and cardiologists include looking for signs of cardiac inflammation or myocarditis in athletes who had significant symptoms of COVID as part of clearing them to return to their sport. This can mean a minimum of a 2-3 week absence from their sport if they don’t have any cardiac concerns, or of course much longer if they have significant cardiac compromise. It is recommended to be in touch with your healthcare provider before making the decision to return to sports. What to avoid During sports practice or games, athletes need to avoid huddles, high fives, handshakes or fist bumps. They shouldn’t share any food or drinks with their teammates. Cheering each other on should be limited to when they are greater than 6-8 feet apart and they should always use a tissue when spitting or blowing their nose. [Related: Coat or no? Car seat safety during the cold winter months] Low-risk activities So the question remains, what can you and your children do to keep healthy and active and be as safe as possible? Here are some suggestions that allow social distancing, mask-wearing and minimal equipment sharing: Walking, hiking and running, fishing, golf, tennis, baseball, swimming and diving, dancing and yoga, and skating and cycling. Higher-risk activities The higher risk sports which involve more contact — soccer, football, basketball, gymnastics, cheerleading and hockey — should be undertaken only if you and your athletes, coaches and sports associations appreciate and follow the best guidance they can to minimize risk. There are no easy answers to the questions parents have about participation in sports. We know robust physical activity contributes to good mental and physical health. Knowing the risks may help you determine good options for your child. Of course, always consider discussing the health risks and benefits with your individual pediatrician. And while this may not be the ideal year for your athlete, we hope that there are good protective vaccines available in the near future which can help protect us all, and allow for a more active lifestyle again! Anita Chandra-Puri, MD, is a Chicago pediatrician with Northwestern Medical Group Pediatrics, as well as a mom and NPN board member. To ask Dr. Anita a question, email newsletter@npnparents.org with the subject line, “Ask a Doctor.”
  4. Children and teens interact with internet using a variety of social media and apps, and each presents its own safety concerns. In this 37-minute video Dr. Kortney Peagram of Bulldog Solutions discusses popular apps, the meaning behind emojis and how to keep kids safe online. This 37-minute video will help you better understand how to keep your child safe online. You’ll learn about the pros and cons of internet safety apps and monitoring systems, how to detect and prevent cyberbullying and cyberdrama, and the many online trends and how they may affect your child. We also discuss the latest social media apps and how kids use them. Visit Dr. Kortney Peagram's Parent Hub via GoogleDocs for additional resources and handouts on this topic: Parent Hub
  5. Childhood bullying a serious issue. According to the CDC's 2017 report Preventing Youth Violence, 1 out of 5 kids reported being bullied. NPN has teamed with Dr. Kortney Peagram, Bulldog Solutions to tackle the topic of childhood bullying and identify strategies for working with schools. Watch the video. Is your child experiencing bullying, or do you suspect bullying is happening? In this 48-minute video, you’ll learn the difference between bullying and drama, how to open a conversation with your child, and strategies to address and prevent bullying. Visit Dr. Kortney Peagram's Parent Hub via GoogleDocs for additional resources and handouts on this topic.
  6. Furniture and TV tip-over incidents are most likely to be deadly when a child is involved. A child dies every 10 days from a TV or furniture tip-over. In the U.S. there is an estimated annual average of 15,600 injuries that are associated with tip-overs. Most accidents happen when a child climbs on the furniture in order to reach a higher drawer or an object on top. Children ages 2-5 are at a higher risk for these incidents. These facts and figures illuminate the tragic stories of Camden, Conner, Shane, and Ted who have all fallen victim to furniture tip-overs. These incidents can be prevented. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has created the Anchor It! campaign to educate parents and caregivers about tip-overs. Anchor It! provides instructional videos on how to secure furniture and TVs to avoid tip-overs. In addition, KID provides some recommendations to prevent tip-overs: Buy furniture with a wider base, heavier back panel, and/or interlocking drawers, and that meets the ASTM F2057-14 or 17 standard, which is a voluntary standard regarding furniture stability Anchor furniture to the wall Do not put TVs on furniture that is not intended for that use, and anchor TVs to anchored furniture or mount on the wall Keep TV cables and cords out of reach of children Keep objects such as toys and remote controls off furniture to reduce the temptation to climb. Here at KID, we are working to prevent tip-overs with the CPSC and groups such as PAT (Parents Against Tip-Overs). KID started the Teach Early Safety Testing (TEST) program as a way to incorporate design safety into undergraduate engineering programs. Engineering students at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University have worked on projects to develop safer designs for dressers. KID is also fighting for a more robust standard for furniture at the federal level so no parent or child has to suffer from a furniture tip-over.

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