child reaching up on to a table on tip-toes

Our resident Safe Kids new dad learns that 'childproofing' for little kids is on a higher level than first realized. 

Fire Safety

Every day at least one child dies from a home fire and nearly 300 children suffer from injuries as a result of a fire or burn, all preventable.

National Fire Prevention Week

Our partners at the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are dedicated to educating children and families about fire safety. Now that it’s National Fire Prevention Week, USFA Fire Program Specialist Teresa Neal wanted to share a few messages and one very important challenge.

safe kids day capitol hill

Thursday was Safe Kids Day on Capitol Hill. We held a bipartisan event on September 20 to educate Senators, Members of Congress and their staff about the risks that kids face and the challenges parents have in preventing unintentional injury, the #1 killer of kids in America.

Car seat safety

When my first daughter was born, we took her home in a Moses basket. I would have done anything to protect my baby. I just didn't know any better.

Pedestrian safety

Safe Kids and FedEx released a new report with some surprising statistics on walking safely to school.

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The alarm to parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car sounded louder last week after three more children died of heatstroke in cars.

child toy recalls

Suspense may be important in a movie, but not when you are buying products for your young children. A high chair, crib or even a swing set for the back yard can be among the most important investments in your career as a parent. But there's a way to take the suspense out of shopping.

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How does a parent keep a teenager safe and at the same time teach her how to be responsible as she grows and learns?

kids playground safety

My job is a pretty good one. When I’m asked what I do at Safe Kids, I usually distill my answer to three things: make sure kids have fun, stay active and are free from injury. Not a bad 9-5, right? Practically speaking, much of my time is spent on the third item, keeping kids safe while at play.

medication safety

According to the family historian, I was not to be trusted.

At age two, I had been left alone for about a minute when I was discovered sitting in my parents' bedroom with a bottle of aspirin -- cap off, bottle upended, contents strewn about. (Clever girl!)

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