Blog posts by Nicole Vesely

Know Before You Mow: What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Safety

With the snow finally melted away, and the weather officially beginning to feel like spring, we know that the day is nearing when we be starting the lawn mower for our first official mow of the season! Although this is something many of us look forward to after a very long winter, there are also many dangers that we need to be aware of regarding lawn mowers to keep our kids safe.

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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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