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New federal regulations make infant sling carriers safer
STILLWATER, Okla. – Lots of parents and caregivers prefer to transport babies snuggled against their bodies using infant sling carriers. Recently tightened mandatory federal standards for the devices are designed to increase their safety and prevent possible injuries or death.
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Making sure babies sleep safely
STILLWATER, Okla. – Everyone likes curling into a favorite position for a nap or good night’s sleep and babies are no different. But, for little ones, the most comfortable position may not always be the safest.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Homeowners and families should protect against mosquitoes this summer
STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahomans planning to work and play outdoors this summer should be prepared to protect against mosquitoes.
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All the buzz about mosquitoes
STILLWATER, Okla. – The wet spring may have been a boon for crops, but it has opened the door to the possibility of a challenging summer when it comes to mosquitoes.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Nutrition Facts Label getting an update
STILLWATER, Okla. – In the coming months, shoppers will begin to see a revamped Nutrition Facts Label stamped on packaged foods lining store shelves after the Food and Drug Administration approved a revised version of the label this spring.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Beware of bed bugs during summer travels
STILLWATER, Okla. – With the end of summer in sight, plenty of families will be trying to squeeze in a vacation before a new school year begins. Wherever their travels take them, Oklahomans should be on the outlook for any uninvited guests in the form of bed bugs trying to tag along for the fun.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Be safe while enjoying lakes and rivers in Oklahoma
STILLWATER, Okla. – Lots of Oklahomans will be heading to the lake to relax even as summer heats up before beginning the slow, annual slide into fall. Following some important safety measures while on the water will help ensure a fun, accident-free experience for everyone.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Stay cool – and safe – in the pool
STILLWATER, Okla. – Few activities are more refreshing on a hot day than taking a dip in the swimming pool. As the summer heat peaks and begins to wind down, whether the family is splashing around in the backyard or enjoying the amenities at the local community center, safety should always be a top priority.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Making playgrounds safe places to play
STILLWATER, Okla. – Few outdoor activities are as entertaining to children as a playground. The swings, slides and seesaws are guaranteed fun, especially with the warmer temperatures of summer settling in across Oklahoma.
Located in Users / leilana.mckindra@okstate.edu
Pay attention to children’s media use during the summer
STILLWATER, Okla. – With summer’s arrival and the less hectic pace it brings for families compared to the school year, it may be tempting for parents to allow children to watch a little more television or play that video game a little longer.
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