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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

Gun Safety in the Home

Gun Safety in the Home The safest home for children is a gun-free home If you decide to keep a firearm in the house, lock up guns, unloaded with ammunition separately and have the key unavailable to children. If you have a family member with mental health or behavioral problems, store guns away from the […]

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Holiday Safety Checklist

View the article by following this link: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Holiday-Safety-Tips.aspx

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September is National Baby Safety Month

September is National Baby Safety Month. Since babies spend most of their time sleeping, it is important to focus on a safe sleep environment to help reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). ALWAYS put your baby on its back to sleep; every nap and every night. Use a firm sleep mattress with […]

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Boy Who Died Had Been Left In Vehicle

Mother Forgot To Drop Son Off At Day Care, Investigators Say. Read more… Just a reminder that Safe Kids Johnson County has posters and handouts for Parents and Caregivers on Hyperthermia. See the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment website or Safe Kids USA website at www.safekids.org for resources.

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Escape Planning – Are you prepared?

Plan Ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire. Safety Tips MAKE a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home […]

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Burn Awareness – Stay Informed

Watch this Burn Safety Video to learn more! Just because February and Burn Awareness Week are behind us doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t remain on the alert for ways to prevent burns in the home. Every year 24 million people experience burns with 35% of those being children. With that said, most are preventable. So […]

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All Drop-Side Cribs Outlawed by CPSC

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 by: Lisa Cavin-Wainscott, RNC, MSN, ARNP, CPST

As parents or caregivers of children, many of us feel our children are in the most “safe place” when they are in their cribs. They are not running around or in a moving vehicle in harm’s way. They are contained in a safe environment. This is the parent’s or caregiver’s time to take a breather […]

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The Safe Outdoors

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by: Lisa Cavin-Wainscott, RNC, MSN, ARNP, CPST

Summertime is a good time to survey your yard and play areas for potential safety hazards. To minimize the risk of injury, activities and play equipment should be appropriate for the age and development skills of each child. The following categories highlight items to assess and take preventative measures to reduce the risks for injury. […]

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Home Safe Home

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by: Lisa Cavin-Wainscott, RNC, MSN, ARNP, CPST

Did you ever wonder what your house looks like from your baby’s perspective? You need to find out before your baby starts crawling. The best way to see things from your infant or toddler’s point of view is to get down on your hands and knees and move through each room of your house. Look […]

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Safe Kids USA Position Statement: Crib Bumpers

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by: Safe Kids USA

Crib bumpers or bumper pads are a product parents commonly think increases the safety of their child’s crib. However, it is rare for contact between a baby and the sides of the crib to cause long-term injury, and soft products and bedding in the sleep environment are a risk for both SIDS and suffocation. Infants […]

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