Blog posts by Nicole Vesely

Back to School Safety Tips

For many children in our area, next Tuesday marks the first day back to school! Although this is a very exciting time of year for all, there are a few things that we all need to be reminded about to help ensure that heading back to school is safe for all.

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Gun Safety

Gun SafetyOur homes are wonderful places where we get to watch our children take their first steps, learn to ride their bikes and spend many days making memories as they grow. Unfortunately, many of our homes today are also full of dangers, one of these being guns.

Here are some gun safety tips that can help make your home a safer place:
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Car Seat Expiration Dates

Car Seat ExpirationParents know that car seats present the best way for children of certain ages and sizes to avoid injury during car accidents.

But car seats don’t last forever. How can you determine when car seats have outlived their purpose? And if you’re in the used car seat market, how can you be sure the seat you have your eye on is sound. Parents and caregivers should focus on two things with car seats – the expiration date and the seat history.

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Booster seat is best until 4’9″!

Booster SeatsDid you know that motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of death for children 4 to 10 years old? 340 children this age died in 2012 alone, with 1/3 of these children riding without a restraint that could have saved their lives.

Booster seats protect children who are too big for a car seat but too small for a seat belt. Wisconsin law requires children to ride in a booster seat until they reach 4’9″, 80 pounds, or 8 years old, but only a child’s height determines correct seat belt fit – regardless of age or weight. Read more

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