Bingham Memorial’s Kid’s Safety Corner

Information to help keep kid’s safe throughout the year

You take nothing more seriously than your role as a parent. You’ve been doing your absolute best by reading books and the latest news about the best parenting techniques recommended by your pediatrician. Yet even the most vigilant parents may not always have all of the answers to keeping their children safe.

At Bingham Memorial Hospital, we take the safety of all children seriously, which is why we’ve created the Kid’s Safety Corner. We are dedicated to providing information to parents and grandparents on how to keep children safe. While our caring and compassionate team of healthcare providers in eastern Idaho will always be here for you and your family in case of an accident, we hope some of the following information will help to give you a little more peace of mind about safety.

  • Kids and Battery Safety
    January 13, 2021

    Little kids love to explore, and when they find something new, what’s the first thing they do? Put it in their mouths. Here are few things to remember to make sure these batt...

  • Keep Your Family Safe from Fire
    December 07, 2022

    Cooking and heating are the leading causes of home fires and fire injuries, and November and December are peak months for fire-related deaths, according to the National Safet...

  • Kids & Stress
    November 05, 2020

    Help your child cope with stress now to avoid heart disease later with these tips.

  • Ways to Have a Happy and Safe Halloween This Year
    October 12, 2022

    We hope these five tips will make sure your little ghosts, witches, and superheroes are safe during their trick-or-treating this Halloween. Be careful out there and have fun!...

  • Helping Children with Storm Anxiety
    September 14, 2020

    It’s common for children to be afraid of storms. There are many things you can do at home that may ease their anxiety.

  • August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
    August 02, 2022

    This month, we’d like to provide parents with some information on how to protect your child’s eyesight and save your child’s eyesight from vision threatening conditions throu...

  • Back-to-School Immunizations
    July 10, 2023

    Back-to-school will be upon us before you know it, which means school supplies and new clothes shopping, but it’s also the perfect time to make sure your kids have all of the...

  • Summer Safety Tips for Everyone
    June 02, 2022

    More summer safety tips for everyone! From eating safely at picnics and taking a dip in a pool to protecting yourself from bugs bites and poisonous plants, take advantage of ...

  • Fireworks Safety Tips
    June 23, 2022

    So everyone can have fun while injuries are reduced this summer, protect your kids and loved ones with some of these fireworks safety tips.

  • A Safer Summer
    June 12, 2020

    While summer brings with it fun activities for the whole family, be sure to follow these tips to stay healthy and safe as you enjoy this time of year.

  • How Much Screen Time is Too Much for Kids?
    January 11, 2022

    With screens virtually everywhere, controlling a child’s screen time can be challenging. To complicate matters, some screen time can be educational for children as well as su...

  • 7 Moves for Clean Hands
    March 02, 2020

    Handwashing is the best way to fight off sickness at any age. So, how can you make sure your you and your little ones are cleaning their hands properly? Find out here.

  • Little Kids, 5 Big Dangers
    February 06, 2020

    Learn about five hidden hazards that even the greatest parents may miss, and how to keep your child out of harm’s way.

  • How to protect kids from burns
    November 06, 2019

    Many ordinary things in a home, including bath water, food, and electrical outlets, can cause childhood burns. Promote burn safety by taking these important child safety meas...

  • Say Cheese! Dental hygiene for infants to preteens
    July 15, 2019

    Your child’s well-being is your biggest concern and their oral hygiene is an important part of their overall health. The care of your child’s teeth and gums begins with you—y...

  • Healthy Habits Today
    May 09, 2019

    Encourage healthy habits today to brighten your child’s tomorrow. Help your kids or grandchildren avoid aches and pains later in life by having fun with them now. Your childr...

  • Are Your Medications Stored Safely?
    April 08, 2019

    In 86% of emergency room visits for medicine poisoning, a child got into medicine belonging to a parent or grandparent. Here is some good advice to keep kids safe around medi...

  • Car Seat & Seat Belt Safety for Kids
    July 03, 2023

    In the state of Idaho, all children 8 years of age or younger must be properly secured in a child safety restraint that is federally approved. Find out how to buy the right c...

  • Happy, Healthy Meals
    January 08, 2019

    Want your kids to eat healthier? Serve your family meals with a side of fun!

  • Growing Fit Kids
    November 08, 2018

    Want to help your children grow up strong and healthy? Encourage them to do the following three things to set them on a positive path to wellness.

  • Caution: Baby on Board
    September 12, 2018

    If you’re pregnant, keep these tips in mind so you and your baby can stay out of harm’s way as your belly blossoms.

  • Common Kid Conditions
    August 20, 2018

    Every parent knows kids and runny noses go hand lots of contact with other children, and tiny hands that love to touch anything they can grab makes it easy for germs to sprea...

  • Food Safety Tips for Young Children
    July 12, 2018

    It’s much easier for infants and young children to get food poisoning because their immune systems aren’t developed enough to fight foodborne infections. Here are some safety...

  • Sleep Safety for Babies
    April 12, 2018

    To reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death, here’s how you can do your part as a parent.

  • Body Image Basics for Kids (and Parents)
    March 13, 2018

    Kids learn by example. Adults, we can send clear messages about body image through our own words and deeds. It’s best to start when your kids are young. Here’s how you can do...

  • Lunchbox Safety Lessons
    February 14, 2018

    When it comes to your child’s school lunch, include nourishing foods, but make sure the meal stays healthy until lunchtime. From properly storing foods to keeping lunchboxes ...

  • Small Spines, Big Problems
    August 17, 2021

    Back pain is one of the most common reasons adults miss work, but kids can suffer from it too. It’s not as common, but back pain is possible in children and adolescents.

  • 10 Tips for a Safer Winter and Holiday Season
    December 02, 2019

    There’s no greater gift you can give your family than a safe and happy holiday. Bingham Memorial Family Medicine has a few tips to keep this holiday season merry and bright!

  • Winter Safety Tips for Kids
    January 10, 2017

    Every season in Idaho has something special to offer as far as outdoor activities go—and winter is no exception! There is tons of winter wonderland fun to be had, like sleddi...

  • Teach Your Child to Dial 911
    October 11, 2017

    Teach Your Children to Call 911. Here are some 9-1-1 tips to teach your children.

  • Kids and Dogs Safety Tips
    April 25, 2022

    Dogs are kid’s best friend, but dogs need to be treated with respect. Here are some tips to teach kids to stay safe around furry pooches and how to prevent bites.

  • First (Aid) Things First
    August 16, 2017

    Becoming a bystander who makes a difference is simple: Learn first aid. To start, here are answers to some of the most common first-aid questions.

  • It’s a Jungle Gym Out There
    May 16, 2017

    Playground safety. It’s a jungle gym out there! We explore why playgrounds are an essential part of growing up, while highlighting 10 signs you should be aware of to know if ...

  • Five Questions to Ask to Find the Right Day Care
    April 12, 2017

    One of the toughest tasks working parents face is finding child care. Here are 5 important questions to ask—and 6 signs of trouble—when shopping for the perfect place for you...