Keeping Up With Car Seat Safety
Keeping Up With Car Seat Safety

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  • Car seats can reduce the chance of a fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for children ages 1 to 4.
  • Infants under 2 should remain in a rear-facing car seat and children under 8 years of age need to be in a car seat or booster.
  • Learning how to properly install and use your child's car seat makes it more effective.
Childproofing the Garage, Storage Areas, and Yard
Childproofing the Garage, Storage Areas, and Yard

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  • Potential dangers are not just inside the house but in the surrounding storage and outdoor areas as well.
  • Tools, chemicals, fertilizers, and fuels are all hazards in the garage that should be safely stored away.
  • Outdoor areas are the leading cause of accidental drownings, major burns, and falls. 
Childproofing the Living Spaces and Laundry Room
Childproofing the Living Spaces and Laundry Room

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  • Crawling around a room on your hands and knees is the best way to find potential hazards.
  • Teaching caution about what children shouldn't touch is as important as ensuring there are not any safety issues in a room.
  • Safeguards should always be in place for anything with water and electrical when childproofing your home.
Childproofing Your Bedrooms
Childproofing Your Bedrooms

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  • Ensuring furniture and equipment meets safety standards is an important step for childproofing your child's room.
  • Scanning your bedrooms for choking hazards and moving them out of reach can help protect your child.
  • Securing medicine and firearms is an essential part of childproofing your home.
Childproofing the Kitchen and Bathroom
Childproofing the Kitchen and Bathroom

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  • While the majority of childhood injuries happy at home, they can be prevented with a few simple steps.
  • As your child hits new milestones, you will have to continually childproof your home, room by room.
  • Start by childproofing the kitchen and bathroom(s) in your home.
How to Dress Your Baby in Winter
How to Dress Your Baby in Winter

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  • Cold winter months make it so babies need help regulating their body temperature.
  • As a rule of thumb, dress your baby in the same number of layers you would wear plus one.
  • Bulky outerwear can interfere with the proper fit of car seat restraints. 
Escape Artists: Keeping Curious Kids Safe
Escape Artists: Keeping Curious Kids Safe

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  • Giving toddlers the independence they want when they start walking can be difficult as they tend to run off.
  • Laying out guidelines and expectations can help you and your child navigate situations while still providing some freedom to explore.
  • Being aware of everyday household dangers and areas that are hazards for your child can help avoid disaster. 
Toddler Choking Hazards and Prevention
Toddler Choking Hazards and Prevention

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  • Food causes 60 percent of non-fatal choking incidences, with hard candy being the leading culprit.
  • Only serve children food that they are developmentally ready for and keep small objects out of reach.
  • You and any of your children’s caregivers should learn CPR and choking first aid.
Firework Safety Quiz
Firework Safety Quiz

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  • Always have a bucket of water and hose nearby.
  • Children should never be allowed to light or handle fireworks.
  • Sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework.
Summer Safety Tips 2019
Summer Safety Tips 2019

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  • The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest for children and adolescents.
  • In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury-related death for ages 5 to 24.
  • Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4, and ranks third for children 19 and under.

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