If you have a baby, or know someone that does, make sure you are aware of "hair tourniquet syndrome". This is something that I was not aware of before it happened to someone in my family and I was shocked! It happens when a piece of hair or thread gets wrapped around a part of the body such as fingers, toes and even genitalia and is most common in babies. It occurs when a hair comes in contact with the baby’s fingers and toes and as the baby moves the hair becomes wrapped tighter. It can cut off circulation and in extreme cases can be a cause for amputation.

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One way to prevent this is to inspect your laundry after washing it. Turn the baby’s socks and footed sleepers inside out to inspect for any loose hairs or pieces of thread. Also check your baby’s toes, fingers and genitalia often. Look for any swelling or redness. If discovered early, you can typically remove the hair at home.

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If you see your baby with hair tourniquet syndrome, do not pull on the hair. You may be able to remove it with a magnifying class and small tweezers. Sometimes soap and water will help loosen it. If you are unable to get the hair removed, you will need to contact your doctor or go to the emergency room. They are more experienced with this and have appropriate tools. Once the hair tourniquet is removed the blood flow is restored.

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Knowledge is power and we all want our kids to be safe. Pass this warning on to someone you know with small children.

Fun Places To Hide Easter Eggs To Stump Your Kids

Easter is right around the corner and now it's time to start thinking about your yearly Easter egg hunt. You can't make it easy for your kids to find those Easter eggs. Making it tough for them gives you time to enjoy a mimosa while you watch them find the Easter eggs. 

Here are some places that will make it a little harder but fun for your kids to find those Easter eggs.

Family Friendly Day Trips From Portland, Maine Your Kids Will Love

Looking for something fun to do with the family but want to stretch your legs outside of Maine for the day or weekend? Here's a list of fun spots for you and your family to enjoy that could easily be done as a long day trip or a quick weekend away. Everything on this list is within x hours of Portland.

For reference, when putting in Portland, Maine on Google Maps, it places the street view guy at Portland Town Hall. Depart time is being set at 8:00 am on a Saturday in June to account for traffic.

Did your favorite make the list? Anywhere new you plan to check out?
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