Tag: safety

Fireworks Safety Tips for the 4th Of July

By A New England Nanny 20 0

Fireworks are a staple of many Fourth of July and other celebrations, but remember to take precautions to ensure your special event is safe and accident-free. Although they may be legal in many parts of the Capital Region, there are still risks. Here are some fireworks safety tips to help everyone enjoy their Independence Day. […]

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Furniture Safety Guide for Parents and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 24 0

A home might seem like one of the safest places for a child to play, but household furniture carries many unforeseen dangers, especially for young children. And now that kids are home for basically the entire day during the COVID-19 lockdown, the chances for unsafe behavior have increased. This furniture safety guide provides advice and […]

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10 Tips for Checking Your Kids’ Halloween Candy

By A New England Nanny 32 0

Ah, Halloween. It evokes many memories of sweaty costumes, running down the streets with friends, and of course, massive amounts of sugar in a variety of colored wrappers. While most families trust their neighbors are handing out perfectly safe candy, it never hurts to be cautious and delay the sugar gluttony for a few minutes […]

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What Parents Should Know About Digital Assistants

By A New England Nanny 31 0

Alexa, Echo, Google Home…chances are you or someone you know has one of these devices – known as digital assistants – in their house. And while they certainly have many beneficial features for children, as with any technology that kids can access, there are concerns that parents and nannies need to be aware of. Here […]

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Water Safety Rules for Parents and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 30 0

It’s hot out there! Perfect weather for jumping in the pool or a lake, leaping over waves at the beach, splashing in a river, or even just flopping into a plastic tub in the backyard. Whatever type of water activity you and your kids enjoy, staying safe has to be top of mind…including when the […]

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Hiring a Nanny Online? Know the Risks

By A New England Nanny 42 0

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently published the results of their investigation into the vetting and screening of caregivers on Care.com. The probe revealed that “in about nine instances over the past six years, caregivers in the U.S. who had police records were listed on Care.com and later were accused of committing crimes while caring for customers’ […]

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