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.
Pool & Spa Hazards for Children
WebMD tells you how to keep children and adults alike safe from pool and spa hazards.
Childproof Your Home
WebMD offers tips on how to childproof your home.
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.
Tips to Prevent Poisoning in the Home
WebMD gives advice on keeping household poisons out of reach, and what to do in case of exposure to poisons.
New Pool Safety Gadgets Help Prevent Drowning
Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are most at risk for drowning, and adult supervision often isn't enough to prevent it.
Kids in the Water
Kids swim safely in the summertime.
The kitchen and bathroom are two of your home's most hazardous areas, where curious toddlers can easily find attractively packaged toxic agents.
Young Skin Care: Natural Makeup and Cosmetic Ingredients That Matter
Tips for healthy skin care for your teen.
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.
How to Treat a Burn
Six steps to soothe your skin after a painful burn.
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.