Tag Archives: safety

Is it safe to let my kids play outside?

As a public health nurse and parent, I sometimes feel like I am pulled in opposing directions when trying to balance safety and physical activity. In public health, our priority is prevention. If we spend our limited time, energy and resources on … Continue reading

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Staying safe and staying healthy at the splash pad

In my opinion, nothing beats a splash pad for free neighbourhood summer fun! I especially love how kids, families, friends and neighbours of all ages come together to play and enjoy the cooling water jets and wafting mist. My girls really loved going to the splash pad, … Continue reading

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Did you know Halton Region is testing and monitoring beach water?

The beaches of Halton Region are the perfect summer destination to relax, play and spend quality time together. I feel so fortunate to live in a region that boasts so many spots for family fun in the water.

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The pool is NOT a toilet! Tips for staying safe this summer!

Summer is finally here!  Time for some fun in the sun and a splash in the swimming pool. But as the saying goes, it’s all fun and games until someone poops in the pool. While this may sound funny, pool … Continue reading

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Burns: Painful and Preventable

Before shifting my focus to becoming a Public Health Nurse, I had the privilege of working as a pediatric nurse in children’s hospitals in Toronto and London, Ontario.   What I enjoyed most about working in a hospital setting was being in the children’s … Continue reading

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A trip to the playground turned out to not be the “break” I was hoping for!

One day several years ago now, this frazzled mom headed to a local playground with my two-year-old and 3-month-old in tow to let my toddler burn off some energy.  I was feeling like Zombie-Mom, existing on just a few hours of sleep most … Continue reading

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Why babies and toddlers should stay in a rear-facing car seat as long as possible

I remember a number of years ago (okay, full confession – about 18 years ago) when I couldn’t wait to move my baby out of her infant-only car seat and into her new forward-facing car seat.  I was anxious to … Continue reading

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