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SAFETY TIPS!

 

MR. NO-NO’S HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS!

Written By: Scott M. Cirillo... aka. Mr. No-No

 

 

Halloween is such a fun time for millions of children across the country. Unfortunately, there are thousands that end up in the emergency room due to preventable accidents.

 

So before you start picking out the perfect costume for your little goblin and begin gathering goodies; take some helpful safety tips from The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundations' Mr. No-No and have a fun and safe Halloween.

 

Costume Time :

•  Pick a costume both you and your little ones can easily get in & out of

•  A little face paint vs a mask for your toddlers

•  Wear bright colors (Add a splash of neon color to your costume if black)

 

Pumpkin Fun:

•  Have your little ones draw the design and you be their "carving assistant"

•  Let the little goblins push in the carvings (the eyes, nose, mouth, etc.)

•  You scrape the guts; they pull out the guts

•  Use battery operated artificial light inside the jack-o’-lantern

 

Trick-or-Treating :

•  Leave your wands, swords, pistols, etc. at home (Kids get hurt & you end up caring them anyway)

•  ALWAYS have them within view! Tell your little ones,” If you can’t see me, I can’t see you”

•  Nothing should be in your child’s hands except for their basket

•  Everyone should have a type of light stick on them at all times

 

Before the Sugar Rush :

•  Check ALL the Treats! Throwaway all suspicious and unwrapped candy

•  Completely sealed candies; Submerge your candy in a bowl of water…

     If you see air bubbles or wet candy, throw it away

•  Take treats to a court house or an airport and get it x-rayed if available

 

After the Sugar Rush :

•  Settling their tummies: Drink a glass of water or warm milk after filling up on candy

•  Brush teeth immediately after eating candy

•  Before bedtime do something relaxing; like read a good Halloween book

 

Mr. No-No realizes some of these tips might be commonsense or an overkill, but you would be amazed how many children end up getting hurt. For additional Safety Tips and other Child Safety issues; please visit www.TheThinkingCAPPFoundation.org .

 

Happy Halloween,

Mr. No-No

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Mr. No-No's HOLIDAY Safety Tips!

With the holidays upon us and so much to do;

like decorating, gift getting and cooking too. 

It’s no surprise to hear the little ones

get more boo boo's this time of year .

 

So before you start bubble wrapping your children...

Take a few tips from Mr. No-No.

 

He's here to help make your festivities safer and

 

with less mishaps this holiday cheer.

 

  • Keep animated characters, lights and fragile decorations out of children’s reach
  • Make a barrier around the Christmas tree  Examples: Presents, Stuffed Animals, Train, Etc.
  • Never piggyback more than two light strands on a plug
  • When using extension cords, use electrical tape to secure the connection
  • Do not hang stockings above the fireplace while lit
  • Let your little ones know ahead what their holiday schedule will be like
  • Wrap the Presents don't Bag them; opening the present is part of the fun
  • Do not over wrap the gifts with tape and ribbon 
  • When opening gifts; Designate ONE ADULT to handle the scissors
  • When throwing away wrappings; have ONE ADULT be trash detail
  • Keep children out of the kitchen… just for the Holidays
  • Put your decorations away as soon as the holidays are over

 

Scott Cirillo... aka... Mr. No-No the Founder and Spokesperson for The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation (Children’s Accident Prevention Program) realizes some of these tips might be commonsense, but you would be amazed how many children end up getting hurt. For additional safety tips, products and other safety issues; please visit at www.TheThinkingCAPPFoundation.org .

 

Happy Holidays,

Mr. No-No

 

HOP on Mr. No-No's

Easter Safety Tips This Year

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Sometimes as parents we can get a little carried away hiding our children’s’ Easter eggs, candy, and whatnots. We want to have a little fun too right? However before you unscrew that 100 watt light bulb and replace it with an egg or put it in Fido’s Dog Bowl; take a look at Mr. No-No’s 6th Annual Easter Safety Tips. Some of these tips are commonsense, but never the less, children inevitably will end up getting hurt this glorious day due to some creative hiding places or other carless mishaps.

 

General Egg Hiding Tips:

Color-code the eggs for each child’s age group. (Let children know what color is theirs, and hide them accordingly)

Keep eggs at or below eye level of younger children.

Keep count and track of the eggs you hid.

 

 

Mr. No-No Places to Hide Eggs Inside:

Do not hide eggs in light sockets

Do not hide eggs near electrical outlets or plugs.

Do not hide eggs in cupboards or drawers with dangerous products.

Do not hide eggs in, on or under glass.

 

 

Mr. No-No Places to Hide Eggs Outside:

Do not hide eggs in preexisting holes in the ground or trees.

Do not hide eggs in any plant that have thorns, look potentially dangerous or poisonous. (Rule of thumb: If you don’t know the name of the plant, don’t put an egg in it!)

Do not hide eggs in any animal's home, food bowl or play area.

Do not hide eggs where pesticides or poisons have recently been sprayed.

Do not hide eggs in tool sheds.

 

 

After the Hunt:

Eggs that show cracks or damage, throw them away.

Dispose of eggs that have been out of the refrigerator for more than 2 hours.

Do not eat hard boiled eggs longer than a week of refrigeration.

 


For additional tips, information and safety products please visit The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation (Children’s Accident Prevention Program) at www.TheThinkingCAPPFoundation.org .

HAPPY EASTER,

Mr. No-No

 

IMPORTANT CHILD SAFETY PRODUCT

PRESS RELEASE!

Having Trouble saying NO to Your Child?

A New Child Safety Product CAN!

Hollywood, CA ~ Since 2005, The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation has educated children, parents, grandparents, and teachers about the importance of proactive child safety against dangerous products and places with the help of their safety character, Mr. No-No (Above). After many years of R&D, The Children’s Accident Prevention Program is proud to announce they are making Mr. No-No brand available for sale to the public. Scott Cirillo, Founder of The C.A.P.P. Foundation had this to say, “Although new to retail, Mr. No-No has been branded nationally ‘The Children’s Symbol for Safety’ on TV, radio, internet, magazines, and newspapers for over 5 years. We know he will play a valuable part in the safety for children and the sanity of parents.”

As of August 1, 2010 all retailers and pharmacies selling products that have “KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN!” warning label on them or carry Child Safety Products will have access to Mr. No-No’s complete line of Child Safety Products and Licensing rights for private labeling. First to hit the shelves this month is Mr. No-No’s Reusable, Chemical and Tear Resistant Warning Labels available in a 5 Pack ($2.99), Bonus 10 Pack ($4.99) and MEGA 25 Pack ($9.99). Some products such as Mr. No-No’s Warning Magnets, Warning Door Hangers, Books, DVD’s and complete line of Mr. No-No Child Safety Products will be available mid to late 2011.

Shocking new ad campaigns will be immerging in 2011 as well. Imagine true life scenarios of what could happen to your child when left alone for just a moment with dangerous products and places like medicines, household cleaners, lighters, cigarettes, swimming pools, power tools… a gun! Now roll back time just before that fatal moment and see what happens when a child is educated with Mr. No-No Child Safety Symbols.

To view Mr. No-No’s warning labels, locations for purchase, safety tips, media coverage and more;

go to www.mrnono.com .

 

 

June is

National Home Safety Awareness Month!

Special Report

 

  

 

Parents Beware!

Pirate’s Heed Warning No More!

Written By: Scott M. Cirillo

     No, we not speak of Disney’s 4th swashbuckling adventure; Pirates of the Caribbean “On Stranger Tides”… but of the legendary symbol Pirates are best recognized for… the Skull & Crossbones .

 

     For many generations the Skull & Crossbones became recognized as the symbol of Poisons and Danger. However, this Pirates symbol heeds warning to our little ones No More! Why’s this, says you?

 

     Let’s first start with a little history of how the Skull & Crossbones became synonymous with poison & danger. It doesn’t go back as far as you might think. In 1829 the state of New York required that all containers of poisonous substances be labeled with warnings. 40 years and many motifs later, the Skull & Crossbones became the Poster Child for Poisons. It had quite a good run, almost 100 years to be exact. However, in 1967 Walt Disney opened Pirates of the Caribbean Ride in Disneyland and the fashion world eagerly fallowed suite. Pirates quickly became the sym bol of “Cool” and were no longer feared.

 

     Due to the changing times and love affair with Pirates, the Skull & Crossbones became less effective and the need for a better warning label arose. It took only a handful of years this round, but in the early 1970’s a symbol named Mr. Yuk grew some popularity on the East Coast. The design was simple: a round, green happy face turned into a frown sticking out his tongue. Unfortunately, it had flaws in its design and approach, inevitably taking on the same fate as the Skull & Crossbones.

 

     25 years later and 5 years of Research & Development, The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation (Children’s Accident Prevention Program) developed a new modern-day Warning Label just in time for June’s National Home Safety Awareness Month. With the help from Child Development Theorists, Pediatricians, Parents, Grandparents, Teachers, and most importantly Children; a gangly looking, big headed, red haired, green eyed looking goblin with the universally recognized red stop sign behind him as well as his name in big bold letters “Mr. No-No” in front of him.

 

     However, he’s not just your every day run of the mill Warning Label… Mr. No-No Child Safety Warning Labels have Trademarked 8-point Child Specific Safety Design Features. They are made of virtually indestructible Chemical and Tear Resistant Materials. The eco-friendly labels are made from Renewable Plastics (EarthFirst R*PLA plant resources) and have a specially formulated adhesive making them reusable.

 

     Mr. No-No Child Safety Warning Labels can be put on household cleaning products, chemicals, beauty supplies, medicines, appliances, alcohol, cigarettes, lighters, tools, weapons, electric fans and heaters, spray-paints… anything that has written on it "KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN". Let’s not forget the cupboards, drawers, and cabinets that you don’t want your little ones in, as well as the things you don’t want them to touch. Also, placing Mr. No-No Warning Labels on Safety Products helps to make any Child Safety Product even safer!

 

     Mr. No-No Child Safety Warning Labels will soon be available in your local Supermarkets, Dollar Stores, Children Stores, Hardware Stores, Volume Discount Stores, and On-Line. But for now, visit www.MrNoNo.com for Safety Tips, Links, Family Fun, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

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Diaper Pails aren’t just for Dirty Diapers Anymore…

It can Save Lives!

Written by: Scott M. Cirillo (aka… Mr. No-No)

 

Baby Shower gifts can be a bit tricky when it comes down to the perfect one. Is it a boy… is it a girl… what does mom and dad need… what do they want? But there is one gift that inevitably someone will get you that won’t get the “Oooh’s and Aaaw’s” award. That gift is the infamous “Diaper Pail”. Such a thankless job it does, yet worth its weight in stinky diapers.

With the average age of a child potty-trained at 30 months, the diaper pail will become your best friend for the next couple of years. But don’t be fooled by its name; the “diaper pail” offers a lifesaving function that can be used long after your little one has graduated out of their diapers.

As your toddler becomes an Olympic sprinter with their new found legs, everything within eyes view is fair game and wastebaskets seems to be a favorite. Think about all the things you thrown away in your home… chemical bottles, house cleaning supplies, disposable mops and towels, shavers, cigarette butts, alcohol bottles, broken glass, expired medication etc.

Inevitably, when you least expect it, your little one has rubbished through the trash using your razor or chemically drenched paper towel as a chew toy! Even “Parent’s of the Year” have shared this or a similar terrifying moment. So how do you protect your precious little one?

That my friend is where your All Purpose Diaper Pail (now known as your Dangerous Stuff for Your Kids Pail) comes in handy! Just start disposing all your dangerous whatnots into your Diaper Pail and you will no longer have to worry about the hazards that can happen. Your children will be safer and you are helping the environment by concealing your expired medication among other dangerous chemicals.

Like any new habit, it may take a little while to get use to, but the peace of mind you will have knowing your munchkins are safer will be worth it.

For additional tips, information and safety products please visit The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation (Children’s Accident Prevention Program) at www.TheThinkingCAPPFoundation.org .

 

Deadly Rubber Duckies!

         

  Remember those adorable little yellow rubber duckies that became your best friend in the bathtub? You can almost hear the song Ernie sang from Sesame Street, “Rubber Ducky, you’re the one…”

   

  Scott Cirillo (aka…Mr. No-No) Founder of The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation (Children’s Accident Prevention Program) found a handful of manufacturers that has brought back our little yellow friend for a new generation of children to enjoy. Except there’s a catch… the primary function of these new little quackers are to dispense poisons! Yes, you heard right; Children’s favorite water toy has been turned into a swimming pool chlorinator! For those not familiar with what a chlorinator is, it’s the floaty thing in a pool (normally blue and white) that holds chlorine tablets in it.

   

   Once again, big business chooses profits over children’s safety in a way that boggles the mind. How can anyone with half a brain justify taking a children’s toy and think that stuffing it with chlorine is a good thing.

   

   In their defense though, they do have a label on them that says, “KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN”. Problem solved, little Timmy knows not to touch the Poisonous Ducky now! And to make matters worse, they have made them into Turtles, Frogs, Dolphins, Footballs and other children’s toys!

   

   To give you a better understanding of how dangerous chlorine really is, here is what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has to say about it.

 

  • Chlorine was used during World War I as a choking (pulmonary) agent.
 
  • When chlorine gas comes into contact with moist tissues such as the eyes, throat,

           and lungs, an acid is produced that can damage these tissues.

  • During or immediately after exposure to dangerous concentrations of chlorine,

           the following signs and symptoms may develop:

    Coughing

     

    Chest tightness

      

    Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

    Blurred vision

    Burning sensation in the nose, throat, and eyes

    Nausea and vomiting

    Fluid in the lungs (pulmonary edema) within 2 to 4 hours

  Let’s not put blame solely on the irresponsible companies that make them. What about the accountability of stores that carry them? It’s hard to believe they want a product like that associated with their stores if they knew the damages it can do to children.

   

  But most importantly is the responsibility of the parents, grandparents or caregivers. Just because a product is available doesn’t mean you have to buy it. Now that you know the dangers of these Deadly Rubber Duckies, I hope you choose not to purchase them if you have children that swim in your pool.

   I have to admit, they are cute and adorable, just not cute enough to risk poisoning my children!

 

    

Mr. No-No's

“Why Didn’t I Think of That?”

Amazing Money Saving Safety Tips for Parents

 

    

     With a tough economy upon us, the modern-day parent should resist the urge to purchase the newest Baby Bottom Fan or Snot Sucker. Instead, figure out more creative uses of their existing baby products and become extra frugal with future purchases.

 

    For the past four years Scott Cirillo aka Mr. No-No (child safety advocate and founder of The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation) has been sharing very useful and creative safety tips for millions of parents across the country and abroad. This year Mr. No-No focuses on a handful of "Why Didn't I Think of That?" money saving safety tips to share with all of you thrifty safety conscious parents.

Round Tables

         Children seem to get their first stitches from ramming their head into the corner of a table. The never ending challenge of protecting your toddler from those nasty corners can be easily avoided by simply “Going Round”.

     Round table tops not only helps prevent a serious injury but helps a child to develop their balancing skills faster. They may fall a little bit more trying to hold on at first, but in the long run it will be worth it.

     If you do not have round tables available or it’s not in your budget; the next best thing is to pad the corners. It may not be the most attractive, but it’s only for a short while.

 

 

Too Many Dangerous Products

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     No matter how hard you attempt to baby proof, hide or camouflage your dangerous products, your little angel unsurprisingly gets their hands on them.

     How many products in your household have the warning label “KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILREN”? More than you imagined I would presume. Now picture your child learning not to touch ALL those products shapes, sizes and colors; a difficult task for most adults to accomplish, little lone a child.

     Using the easy to recognize child safety symbol Mr. No-No will teach children one safety symbol to recognize on ALL products and places that are dangerous for them. Less confusion; more safety!

 

 

Playpen & Safety Gate All-in-One

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     Playpens these days offer many functions such as an activity center, crib, a changing table, dinning lounge, massager, light show and let’s not forget its primary purpose… a baby sitter. Now we would like to add another use; a Safety Gate!

     Utilize its size and weight by placing it in a door jam. For those oversized doorways it’s even better to use than a safety gate which they sometimes don’t fit. If your child has super strength, just put their toys in it to weigh it down (use #1,008… a toy box). This creative use of your playpen will save you money and in many cases be much safer due to its mass and two walls to hurdle verses one from a typical safety gate.

 

Stop Wasting Dirty Diapers

     Did you realize diapers are one of the most absorbent products available? They are more absorbent than a cloth towel and considerably more absorbent than a paper towel. It even gives the mighty sponge and a mop a run for its money.

     How many pee diapers do you throwaway each day? How many of those diapers are half used? Cut off the “used” part of the diaper and dispose of it in your diaper pail. Save the clean half to dust, wipe up spills and messes around the house. If they’re clean enough for the bottom of your precious little angel, then they should be clean enough for cleaning up around your home.

 

 

 

     For additional tips and helpful parenting information please visit the Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation (Children’s Accident Prevention Program) at www.MrNoNo.com

 

The Superhero

Kids Love to Hate!

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This Superhero doesn't have superpowers and is definitely not tall, dark and handsome. In fact Mr. No-No is short, yellow and creepy looking causing trouble everywhere he goes. He hates little boys and girls to touch him and will give them a boo-boo if they do! It is easy to see why children love to hate him, he’s just crewel! So why do parents deem him a Superhero, what makes him so cool?

To feel the Love/ Hate relationship of Mr. No-No, we must first understand the problem. There are over 10,000 safety programs available to the public yet over 20 million medical visits and 20,000 deaths occur each year due to home related injuries in the US reports the Home Safety Council.

 

“Due to the shocking statistics it is evident that current child safety programs available are not successfully reaching out enough or at all to children, parents and educators. Even worse there not working in the most valuable place, the home!” Mr. Scott Cirillo creator of Mr. No-No and founder of The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation ( Children’s Accident Prevention Program) expresses with great concern.

A flaw in most safety programs is they do not work on the principles of the “One Rule” technique. This is when a child follows “One Rule” rather than “Multiple Rules” making it easier to learn and greatly reducing the risk of accidental death and poisonings.

For example:

How many products in your household include the warning label;

“KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILREN”?

The “Multiple Rule” technique:   Your child attempts to memorize all those different products shapes, sizes and colors… a difficult task for even adults to accomplish.

The “One Rule” technique:   Your child learns just one safety symbol to recognize on all the products. Such as the red hexagon shape internationally means STOP!

There are a few safety programs that use the “One Rule” technique, but without an affective symbol and teaching techniques, even the one rule method will fail.

But there’s no need to fear, Mr. No-No is here! His 8 child specific character designs created with the input of children, teachers, parents, child psychologists and pediatricians are what make Mr. No-No the best child safety character, bar none (see picture above)!

The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation (headquartered in California) are the new safety kids on the block, but are in development of a cartoon for daytime TV, products such as; Mr. No-No Books, DVD’s, Child Safety Products, Teaching Tools, Video game, Stickers, Magnets,  Spray Bottles, Coffee Mugs, other licensed products and even a horror movie. These products will help save children’s lives and help support the foundation to continue their efforts helping children that are less fortunate as well.

To learn more about how children become proactive in their own safety, when and where products will be available or help The Thinking C.A.P.P. Foundation with a tax-deductable donation, you can visit them at www.MrNoNo.com .

Is Mr. No-No a Superhero? “Up, up and away”, I say to my short, yellow, creepy looking friend.

 

 

MR. NO-NO’S

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Safety Survival List for Kids

Written by: Scott M. Cirillo

 

Just ask any proud parent or grandparent about their child’s accomplishments. You won't be surprised to find that most children have made a perfect replica of a Van Gogh out of their baby food, have calculated quantum physics with their fingers, or have even crawled on water before the age of one! Yet we don’t allow them to cross the street by themselves until they're 32! It's not just the Baby Einstein out there; truth be told, most children possess the proactive skills for survival, we just don’t supply them with the tools they need… at least until now. So no more excuses for those who are having a hard time letting their baby grow up - it’s for their own safety. It’s time for them to become Mr. No-No Proactive Safe.

 

Scott Cirillo, a child-safety advocate and the author/creator of Mr. No-No, the #1 Proactive Child Safety Character and Book in America, is well known for teaching children, parents and teachers across the country proactive child safety. By collecting safety mishaps shared by wonderful people from all over America and utilizing the Center for Disease Control’s most current data, Mr. Cirillo has put together the best Proactive Child Safety List for your little ones!

 

Teaching your children Mr. No-No’s Proactive Safety Tips below will help your children become safer and make your life less stressful. I suggest taping a copy of this list to your refrigerator and go over it with your little ones often. Reward them with praises and check off each tip as they become proficiently proactive. For additional tips, information and safety products go to www.MrNoNo.com.

 

MR. NO-NO's PROACTIVE SAFETY SURVIVAL LIST for KIDS

 

  • Don't play with toys that fit through a toilet papers center! (3 years old or less)

 

  • Always have Mommy* plug in ANYTHING electrical!

 

  • Always walk away from ANY smoke!

 

  • Always walk away from fighting and yelling and let Mommy* know!

 

  • Always hold hands with Mommy* and look both ways before crossing the street!

 

  • Always let Mommy* know when strangers talk to you!

 

  • If you can’t see Mommy* , Mommy* can’t see you!

 

  • Always get Mommy’s* permission to put on and take off your seatbelt!

 

  • Always get Mommy’s* permission before opening ANY door (House, car, etc.) !

 

  • ANYTHING you see Mr. No-No on Don’t Touch, Stay Away!

* Daddy, Grandma, Grandpa or an Adult.

 

*SPECIAL SAFETY TIPS RELEASE*

in Honor of the Victims at Virginia Tech.

Normally Mr. No-No introduces his safety tips with silly life stories or inane scenarios, but Mr. No-No will not segue his safety tips this time. Instead he had this to say,” I am so deeply sorry for the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting. I have dedicated my life to educate children to become proactive in their own safety so situation like these will not occur in the future.” With that said, here our some Safety Tips that Mr. No-No recommends you should keep in the back of your head as well as teach the little ones.

ALWAYS BE AWARE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT!

The expression, “Stop and Smell the Roses” is a way of saying, “Slowdown and Enjoy Life”, but it is also a good practice for paying attention to your environment. The more you are aware of your surroundings the less likely accidents are likely to occur.

TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS!

If you feel something seems a little off, put yourself at a higher awareness level, tell a friend or someone near you. Make sure you are not alone. If you have a cell phone, call someone. Don’t become paranoid, but better to feel a little silly than to not feel anything at all!

AVOID CONFLICTS, BUT IF CONFRONTED, CONFRONT THEM!

Any chance you get, always try to avoid a conflict if you can. However, walking away from an existing situation or ignoring someone might just make matters worse… if not now, in the future. If you are already engaged in a situation, remember one thing, the person you are in conflict with is upset about something, so if your approach is, “defuse the bomb” approach, there will be nothing to fight about now or in the future. Many times if you can get the person to open up and find out why the person is acting the way they are, they will back down. But do not use this approach unless you feel you are capable of handling the emotional moment and you have a phone number of a good psychiatrist available for them.

 

     

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