Starting today, you can no longer sell or give away a traditional drop-side rail crib in Michigan or in the rest of the country. Drop-side cribs are one of the most popular crib designs. They have a side rail that can be raised and lowered for easier access to the child. Drop-side cribs have caused more than 30 deaths since 2000. Crystal Phillips is the Safety Center coordinator at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. She says she is telling parents to stop using the drop-side cribs immediately.
Over 8,500 injuries due to fireworks were reported in the US in 2010. Forty percent of those injuries occurred to children under the age of 15. Remember to keep kids safe this Independence Day. And even though sparklers seem less dangerous than fireworks, they aren't--Those sparklers can reach a temperature of more than 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. Give young children (the under-12 crowd) glow sticks instead--they're just as fun and won't light their hair on fire or cause serious burns.
Lenawee County communities will be celebrating Memorial Day with various activities and parades. Here is a list. Adrian: Under the direction of American Legion Post 97, the Memorial Day parade will form at the National Guard armory on West Maumee Street starting at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m. the procession will move east on Maumee to Monument Park for a ceremony. The guest speaker will be James Van Doren, chairman of the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners.
Join Lenawee Great Start and WLEN's live broadcast from the Raisin Township Hall as we gather local agencies to talk about safety for kids of all ages and perform free car seat safety checks. The event is on May 26 from 2-6 PM at Raisin Township Hall, located at the corner of Occidental Hwy and Gady Road. View the Informational Flier.
Lansing— Gov. Rick Snyder announced a new state office last week to coordinate Michigan programs related to early childhood education, six years after Gov. Jennifer Granholm created a nonprofit corporation to play a similar role. But Snyder gave no indication his Michigan Office of Great Start — Early Childhood will replace the Early Childhood Investment Corp., which has a budget of about $27 million.
Health Specialists of Lenawee has been selected to join Reach Out and Read, a national non-profit program that promotes literacy through child well-visits. "We are thrilled!," said Doris Goodlock, CEO at Health Specialists of Lenawee. "Sharing books is as much of our practice as giving immunizations." Through the Reach Out and Read (ROR) program every child between the ages of six months and five years is given a book to keep.