Childhood Hazards Directory
An emergency situation with children can be terrifying. There seem to be a thousand hazardous things lurking around your home or your child's school. From choking and burns to head injuries and drowning, as a parent you need to be prepared. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how to handle childhood emergencies, tips for prevention, and much more.
WebMD walks you through the steps for emergency treatment of choking
Sports Safety for Kids
Let your child compete, but practice these six safety tips to prevent sports injuries.
Make Your Backyard Safe for Children
Home safety doesn't stop at your back door. Get tips from WebMD on making your backyard safe for children.
What Can I Do to Help Prevent Burns?
It’s not only fire that can burn you, but many everyday items. Here’s what you can do to stay safe.
Young Skin Care: Natural Makeup and Cosmetic Ingredients That Matter
Tips for healthy skin care for your teen.
What Chemicals Are in Your Personal Care Products?
Many personal care products contain controversial chemicals. What do experts say about making healthy choices?
What's Irritating Your Child's Eyes?
Avoiding irritating fumes that can make eyes red and watery.
Cleaning Your Home Without Harsh Chemicals
Tips on keeping your house germ-free.
Household Hazards for Babies
You’ve baby-proofed your home, but there still may be dangers within reach of your child.
Kids and Toxic Chemicals
Young children can easily transfer toxic substances from hands to mouth if proper precautions aren’t taken.
Video: How to Do the Heimlich Maneuver
Step-by-step instructions on how to do the Heimlich or abdominal thrusts and unblock a person’s airway.
Video: How to Treat a Burn
Six steps to soothe your skin after a painful burn.