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Ready for the big game on Sunday night? You’ve probably got a list of things to take care of before everyone comes over to watch – get the chili going in the crockpot, wash (or don’t wash) your lucky shirt, be sure your favorite chair is positioned just so. But, when you brought home that brand new big-screen TV, did you make sure to safely secure it to the wall?
We have been working to keep kids safe from fireplace-related burns. Check out this blog by Monica Bollinger, a mom raising awareness about how to keep kids safe around gas fireplaces by sharing the tragic story of how her 11-month-old daughter burned her hands.
You may have seen stories in the news lately about the use of booster seats for children who weigh less than 40 pounds. Many caregivers struggle with the decision of when to move a child from a car seat to a booster seat and often place their children in booster seats before the child has outgrown the car seat.
A new report from Safe Kids Worldwide, Keeping Kids Safe Around Medicine: Insights and Implications, reveals updated trends on children and medicine poisoning and outlines steps parents can take to prevent incidents.
Our new infographic shares five things parents and caregivers need to know about kids and medicine.
Question 1: Why should I dispose of medicine in my home?
Answer: Disposing of medicines in your home can reduce the risk of children getting into those medicines. You can do this by disposing of medicines with a passed expiration date or with medicines you are no longer using. Regularly checking the medicines in your home and safely disposing of the ones that are no longer needed can help keep children in your home safer.
Did you know there are more than 47,000 children under age 6 seen in emergency rooms every year for medicine poisoning? That’s 5 children every hour. This National Poison Prevention Week (March 15-21), Safe Kids is providing families with tips and resources to help prevent frantic calls to the Poison Help number, frightening trips to the ER and fretful hours spent bedside.