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Experts warn against kids wearing bulky coats in car seats

Experts say a thin coat or a fleece is ok, because the fabric doesn’t compress. If a bulky coat is needed, It's recommended to bundle up the kids to walk them from the house to the car and then take the coats off inside the car.

Dangers of carbon monoxide should be high on your list for family safety

Sylvania votes on school safety levy

JCPenney invites kids, families to free Nickelodeon event

Family Focus: Standardized tests

Experts: Could be close to RSV vaccine

East Toledo Restaurant vows to stay open following namesake’s passing

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  See a blue pumpkin tonight? Teal Pumpkin Project aims to accommodate children with food allergies

Local parents check sex offender list before trick or treating

2,400 nurses, support staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital considering strike

Curry powder recalled due to possible lead contamination

Patients with arthritis may start looking to their own bodies for healing

WTOL 11 wants to thank you northwest Ohio

  Family Focus: What parents need to know about RSV

As cold and flu season ramps up, there’s another virus that you need to know about, especially if you have young children. It’s called RSV, Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

Facing expensive prescription costs? One website shows different prices in various pharmacies

To Melisa’s surprise, she discovered she could fill her prescriptions at Costco for just $38 versus the hundreds she was originally told at a different pharmacy.

  Toledo Safe Routes to School offers advice for getting to and from school

Following the death of a high school student on his way to school, Tuesday morning, WTOL 11 spokee with the experts on keeping our kids safe.

Doctors see large spike in head lice around Halloween

Doctors say trying on hats, wigs and masks without knowing who had them on before you can be a major risk. But Halloween stores are not the only concern.

  New youth center in Fremont named after 14-year-old gun violence victim

Family Focus: A look into why fewer children are getting vaccinated

Infant carriers, baby bath support seats recalled

How to keep meds out of the hands of your children

Officials: Liberty Center HS is safe, despite rumors of seizure outbreak

Springfield Schools hosts safety forum for parents

  FDA: Vaping is now epidemic among children, teens

Parents are concerned with the increase in the number of kids who are using e-cigs. The devices can have sneaky designs that resemble highlighters and USB devices, and that makes it easier to hide the habit

Lake Local Schools speaking out on mental health

Lake Local Schools is stepping up and speaking out about the topic on the world mental health awareness day. It's a discussion school leaders say we need to have, one they were brave enough to tackle together.

Ohio family continues to grow together amid 2-year-old’s battle with brain cancer

It's difficult for any mother to see their child sick. But for one family, a seemingly innocent illness turned into a toddler's battle with brain cancer.

How to talk to your kids about sexual abuse

Parenting magazine has suggestions on what to say to our kids and how to educate them about protecting themselves.

Family Focus: Parents need to take care of themselves

You may have to set limits on the amount of extracurriculars your kids take on and always remember, if you focus on delivering the basics for your kids, they'll love you no matter what.

Family Focus: Just how much time are kids getting for lunch at school?

For students, it's their time to re-energize and socialize -- the lunch hour -- but it's far from an hour.  Becky Morris, mom to a Perrysburg elementary student, wonders just how much time her daughter has to eat.  "When I pack her lunches, it will literally be a sandwich, a fruit, a yogurt, chips and she's always coming home with food because she says she doesn't have enough time," Morris said. "And then by the time she com...

  Family Focus: Pediatrician weighs in on chiropractic care for babies

Parents, if you've been through sleepless night after sleepless night, you're probably looking for anything that can help a baby with colic or reflux. You may even call out to your friends on social media asking for help and you may have been surprised to see people swearing by a chiropractor to make their babies happy. Little Tessa Kate is about 8 weeks old. She had her first chiropractic adjustment when she was a week and a half. "When you're desperate for sleep, you'll try a...