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First-Aid Kit: DIY

Now that school is back in session fall is almost here. That means fall sports, fall activities, and fall illnesses. We want you to be prepared for all of the busy activities you and your kids will be involved with this season.

We all worry about the kids getting sick when they return to school. With so many children from so many different homes and backgrounds there tends to be an influx of germs. How do we combat this? HAND WASHING. Lots of hand washing. ¬†While we cannot control how often our kids wash at school, we can give them the tools to do what needs to be done. Teach them how to wash properly, and remind them how important it is to wash. Washing leads to less germs. Which means they have more time to play, run, and learn without getting sick. Try teaching them to sing their Abc’s while they wash. And wash with soap (about a dime-size) and warm water. It doesn’t have to be hot, just warm. Makes sure they understand to scrub the front, backs, between the fingers, and around the finger nails (including underneath the nails).

One way I have found to help keep germs at bay is to keep a first-aid/hand washing kit in the car with me. When I pick the kids up from school they put their backpacks in the back of the car and they use some hand-sanitizer to cleanse their hands from school.

I have also found it useful to keep a first-aid kit with me in the car. It is simple to keep in the back, and I will never worry that I need something.

The best part about keeping a kit like this with you in the car is you always have it with you. SO if your kids get hurt at soccer practice? Playing at the park? All you need to do is break out the kit and bandage them up.

First Aid Kit

Check out this simple DIY kit. You can even add more customized items if you know what types of things your kids might need for other health or injury issues. Many stores even sell ready-pack ice packs that do not need to be frozen and can be activated on site. These make perfect additions to any first-aid kit.

Now enjoy your season with a little more peace of mind.

Pokemon Go: Pokemon Playing Tips

Have your boys become sucked in to the latest Pokemon craze Pokemon Go? Pokemon is a long standing love of little boys (and girls) everywhere. Many parents have even begun to play along, wisking themselves back to their own childhoods with the old and familiar characters. Pokemon Go has become such a fun activity to share with your family. However it has become very popular very quickly and there have been some incidents of people not paying attention when playing. So we have come up with a few rules to make it easier and safer to play.

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  1. Be aware of your surroundings!! DO not let the fun world of make-believe keep you from paying attention to the world around you. Follow the rules of the road and community when playing. Use this time to teach your kids about safety. Look both ways before crossing a street. Do not cross when you do not have a signal telling you it is safe to do so.
  2. DO not go in to a place you do not know, or that looks unsafe or isolated. Stay clear of condemned buildings, gated areas, and wooded or isolated areas.
  3. Stay off of private property.
  4. Do not wander farther than your parents would want you to go.
  5. DO not walk staring at your phone. Look up, be aware of the people and places around you.

We want you and your family to have fun and enjoy your time playing this fun new game, but we always want you to do it safely. So be on the lookout, watch, and listen, and most of all, have fun!

Safe Kids: Phone Number Temporary Tattoos DIY

Spring is certainly on its way, if not here already, and that means that we are traveling more. We are out at parks, amusement parks, zoos, museums, and other fun large places with lots of other people. But while we are there we want our kids to be safe, even if we end up separated. Sometimes it is hard to prepare your kids in the case of separation, or they are so distressed at being separated they forget what they have learned to do. That is why we were excited to see this unique way to make sure your kids have your number and name in case they get lost. Phone number tattoos.

This fun idea allows you to write on your kids arms your name and phone number. But you could also add any medical info if necessary. Do you have a child that has diabetes? Asthma? Allergies? Epilepsy? You can add that on their arm so that if medical issues occur when they are separated their history is known.

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What You Will Need:

Permanent marker
Liquid bandaid

What You Will Do:

Simply write your name and phone number, and if lost please call, on your child’s arm with the permanent marker. After it has dried paint over it with the liquid bandage. Let dry. Now your child has this little lost tattoo for their day out.