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Injury Prevention

Unfortunately, many kids are forced to visit Emergency Rooms due to injuries such as falls, breaks, burns or scalds, just to name a few. This page offers some helpful hints and information on protecting your child from life's everyday dangers.

Bike Helmet Safety Burns and Scalds Car Seat Safety Heatstroke Safety
Medication Safety Playground Safety Water Safety
Bike Helmet Safety

Bike Helmet Safety

Wheeled sports provide endless hours of enjoyment and great exercise for children, but many may not understand the potential dangers that can accompany these activities. The helmet safety program is designed to help prevent accidents when using wheeled sports and recreation devices including roller skates, skateboards, inline skates, bicycles, non-motorized scooters and retractable roller sneakers.

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Boy in danger from scalding water on stove

Burns and Scalds

Since young children are still developing, they have thinner skin than adults, which can result in more serious injuries from a burn or scald. One of the ways young, curious kids learn about their surroundings is through their sense of touch. Sometimes their explorations can lead them to reach out and touch hot objects, resulting in an injury. Here are a few simple steps to keep your child safe from potential burns and scalds in your home.

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Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

Parents, grandparents and child care professionals place children in cars, vans and other vehicles every day. Where in the car should children of different ages ride? Should children be in car seats, booster seats or seat belts? Many caregivers have had training in the appropriate way to install a car seat or a booster seat, while others remain unclear on these issues. Learn more on this page about Car Seat Safety.

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Heat Stroke Safety

Heatstroke Safety

Sometimes babies are so peaceful and quiet in the backseat that we can forget they are even there, and it can be tempting to leave a sleeping baby in the car so we don't have to wake them up while we quickly run into the store. But leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke, even in cooler temperatures. Get the hard facts about heatstroke safety.

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Medication Safety

Medication Safety

Medication poisoning is the leading cause of poisoning in children. We want to encourage our kids to explore and discover their world, so it’s especially important to include medicine safety when childproofing your home. Here are some great tips for storing, giving out and getting rid of medication safely in your home, and what to do when it's time to get help.

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Playground Safety

Playground Safety

Looking for a great activity for your whole family? Playgrounds are great places for kids to get exercise, enjoy their creative play and meet new friends. Here are some important playground safety tips for babies, toddlers, big kids and all kids in general, from Safe Kids Worldwide.

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Water Safety

Water Safety

Many kids love being around water, so it's important to know water safety at home, in the pool, or in open water.

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