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Home safety resources

Here’s a list of suggested reading and research that can help you keep your children safer in and around the home.

Safety Tip of the Month

February 2017 – Safety Article – Burn Awareness

Burn Awareness Week February 5-11, 2017 Over 126,000 children ages 19 and under were seen in emergency rooms for burn injuries in 2013. Cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Help keep your children safe and prevent burns by following these DOs and DON’Ts. DO • Do adjust your […]


January 2017 – Safety Article

Car Seats and Winter Coats Don’t Mix! As winter rages on, and we continue to bundle up our children while we’re out and about around town, there are some important things to remember about car seat safety, specifically in the winter time. A winter coat should never be worn under the harness straps of a […]


December 2016 – Safety Article

As you are out shopping, spending time with family, or whatever you do for the holiday season, here are some safety tips from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention* TOY SAFETY • Don’t buy toys that shoot or include parts that fly off, or toys with […]


November 2016 – Safety Article

We are happy to welcome the fall season and hope that you are looking forward to spending the holidays with your family.  As temperatures turn colder, many people might look to use their fireplaces and of course gas furnaces, for heat and warmth. During this time, Charlie’s House reminds the community to keep a few […]


October 2016 – Safety Alerts

October 31st is Halloween so we stress safety & precaution for our young trick-o-treaters out there. There are other important safety observances on this month. Please see the websites below: •  The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is October 22, 2016. We urge you to store all medications in locked cabinets and properly dispose of […]


September 2016 – First Aid for Poisonings

First Aid for Poisonings By Stefanie Baines, MA, CHES Education Coordinator, The University of Kansas Hospital Poison Control Center The 1-800-222-1222 Poison Help line is the number to call when you have a poison emergency or simply need poison information.  Whether you are a parent of a curious toddler who just drank a cleaning product […]


August 2016 – Pokémon GO OR No? Back to School Pedestrian Safety Tips

Pokémon GO OR No? Back to School Pedestrian Safety Tips While the long summer days and nights have probably been a delight for children to get out and enjoy the outdoors, the new school year is just around the corner. Charlie’s House wants to share a few safety tips for you and your children for […]


You’re Invited: July 18 – 24 is Pool Safely Pledge Week 2016!

Midsummer is a great time to remind parents and caregivers that cooling off in a swimming pool or spa also means taking vital steps to ensure children are staying safer in and around the water. This year, the Pool Safely campaign is hosting its third annual Pool Safely Pledge Week – an entire week dedicated […]


July 2016 – Summer Fun & Safety

Summer Fun   Summer is a great time to enjoy the great outdoors and spend time with friends and family.  Charlie’s House wants to share a few tips about staying safe in the outdoor environment.   HAMMOCK SAFETY Make sure hammocks are properly installed.  Use the correct structural support and materials as directed by the […]