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.
An Overview of First Aid Kits
Do you have a first aid kit? Is it kept in the right place with the right up-to-date items? WebMD tells you if your kit passes the test.
Swallowed Object Treatment
Button batteries, pins, fishbones, balloons-all these items and more are swallowed by adults and children by accident or on purpose.
WebMD walks you through the steps for emergency treatment of choking
First Aid Steps for Choking in Children
Learn these steps from WebMD for helping a choking child.
When Your Child Has Allergies
How to avoid common triggers around an allergic child.
Taking Care of Baby's Sensitive Skin
Worried about chemicals like phthalates and parabens in your baby shampoos, soaps, and lotions? See what the experts say.
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?
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.
How to Treat a Burn
Six steps to soothe your skin after a painful burn.
Kids and Toxic Chemicals
Young children can easily transfer toxic substances from hands to mouth if proper precautions aren’t taken.
Household Hazards for Babies
You’ve baby-proofed your home, but there still may be dangers within reach of your child.