Installingthe right child safety seat in your car Teaching children how to cross the street safely Storing medicines, cleaners and other dangerous substances in locked cabinets Baby proofing your home Not leaving small children unattended Watch for foreign body substance in your environment
Keep your 1 to 3 year old children in REAR-FACING car seats for as long as possible. Its the best way to keep them safe. They should remain in a rear-facing car seat until they reach the top height or weight limit allowed by your car seats manufacturer.
Use smoke alarmsCreate and practice a family fire escape planInstall a home fire sprinkler system if possible
Use a soft landing playgrounds such as sand or wood chipsUse protective gear such as helmet, during sport and recreation especially bicycle ridingInstall protective rails on bunk beds and lofts beds
POISONING Place all potentially chemical agents out of reach or in the cabinet Teach child not to play in trash container Know number and location of nearest poison control center Replace child-guard caps properly
Never leave a child unattended in a pool or spa and always watch your child when he or she is in or near water Teach children basic water safety tips Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings to avoid entrapments Have a telephone close by when you or your family is using a pool or spa If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool or spa first Share safety instructions with family, friends and neighbors
CDC Vital Signs - Child Injury. (2012, April 16). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from http://www.cdc.gov/VitalSigns/ChildInjuryPrevent Injuries in Children - Quick Guide to Healthy Living: healthfinder.gov - Live well. Learn how. healthfinder.gov - Your Source for Reliable Health Information. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from http://healthfinder.gov/prevention/ViewTopi c.aspx?topicID=61&cnt=1&areaID=1
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