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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

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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]