National Poison Prevention Week is March 16 – 22, 2014.
An estimated 90,000 children are treated in emergency rooms nationwide and about 30 die each year due to poison-related incidents. The good news, many of these poison-related incidents are preventable.
The first step in prevention is identifying poison danger. Nine out of ten times unintentional poisoning incidents occure in the home, and many involve commonly used medicines and household chemicals. Simple steps such as keeping products in original containers, properly sealed after each use and stored up and away and out of child’s reach and sight can go a long way in preventing unintentional exposure. It is also important to know what to do in case of exposure.
For more information about poison awareness, download 50+ Poisoning Prevention Tips.Read More
CareZone makes it easier to stay organized and effective when caring for a parent, child, or someone in need. From your computer, smartphone or tablet you can safely organize files, contacts, and medications, and coordinate with family and other caregivers using a shared calendar and journal.
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You can also keep your family’s info with you whenever you go with the CareZone App.
CareZone and the CareZone apps are currently free and comes with no advertisement. To read their FAQs, click here.
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Did you know The Children’s Clinic offers Lactation Services? Amber Sloan, one of our APRN’s is a Certified Lactation Consultant who is scheduling appointments to assist in all your breastfeeding needs! Whether you are a first-time mom or an experienced one, breastfeeding sometimes can pose unique challenges. We can help no matter what stage of breastfeeding you are in, newborn or even going back to work.
Call our office to schedule your lactation appointment. Lactation clinic is offered most Thursday mornings or on alternate days if needed.Read More
Harness Buckle Recall – 2014 Announcement
As part of our continuous product testing and improvement process, Graco identified that food and dried liquids that can make some harness buckles progressively more difficult to open over time or become stuck in the latched position. Therefore, Graco has decided to conduct a voluntary recall on the harness buckles used on all toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats manufactured from 2009 to July 2013. Graco would like to stress this does not in any way affect the performance of the car seat or the effectiveness of the buckle to restrain the child. And a car seat is always the safest way to transport your child.
Injuries Reported: 0
Number of Units Affected: 3.7 million
Dates Produced: 2009 through July 2013
Models Affected: Toddler Convertible Car Seats: Cozy Cline, Comfort Sport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride 70, My Ride 65 with Safety Surround, Size4Me 70, My Size 70, Head Wise 70, Smart Seat. Harnessed Booster Seats: Nautilus 3-in-1, Nautilus Elite and Argos.
Graco offers a new and improved replacement harness buckle to affected consumers at no cost. If you are experiencing difficulty with your harness buckle and cleaning has not improved its performance, please contact our Graco customer service team at 800-345-4109 (Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleaning Tips for Harness Buckles:
- To clean your buckle, turn the restraint over and push the retainer through the harness strap slot. Place the buckle in a cup of warm water and gently agitate the buckle, pressing the red button several times while it is in the water.
- Do not submerge the harness webbing and do not use soaps or lubricants, only rinse the harness buckle with warm water.
- Shake out the excess water and allow the harness buckle to air dry.
- Reattach the harness buckle into the same slot and re-check harness for correct installation according to the car seat manual before use.
Download instructions for replacing buckles:
Folic acid is a B vitamin. If a woman has enough folic acid in her body before and during pregnancy, it can help prevent major birth defects of the baby’s brain and spine. Women need 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid every day.
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January is Birth Defects Prevention Month. While not all birth defects can be prevented, women can increase her chances of having a healthy baby by managing heath conditions and adopting healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant. This is important because many birth defects happen very early during pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant.
We will be passing along tips and information through the month for future parents.Read More
The Children’s Clinic will be open until noon on December 31, 2013. Our offices will be closed New Year’s Day.
During this time, calls are answered by our answering service and forwarded to a pediatric RN at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. If our physician is needed, they will contact them.
All refill requests need to be made during normal office hours.Read More