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New Research Report by Safe Kids Worldwide Reveals Surprising Ways Kids are Getting into Medicine And What Parents Can Do to Protect Them
Washington, D.C. – Every day, kids surprise their families by getting into medicine. 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.
During this time when the world is working together to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Safe Kids Worldwide is committed to the safety and well-being of our partners, network and staff, and we are taking every precaution to keep families safe.
Based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, employees at Safe Kids Worldwide are now telecommuting.
As parents and caregivers continue to juggle work, schools, childcare, and other challenges in our ever-changing world, kids, kids of all ages will be home for longer periods of time. Young children ages 1-5 have lots of energy and are full of curiosity, but sometimes we find them getting into things they shouldn’t.
Whether you’re a parent working from home or a family member, friend or neighbor helping with childcare, here are 3 tips to keep young kids safe in your home.
We know caregivers are juggling so many priorities during these uncertain times: Teleworking, home schooling, handwashing, sanitizing, supervising your child and so much more. It is challenging to stay focused on everything at once. The good news is there are a few precautions we can all take to keep kids who are out of daycare or school safer during, what can seem like, very long days.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to practice social distancing and stay in the house as much as possible to protect ourselves, our families and the health of others. However, we do understand that getting out for a bit to stretch and play is important for children (and adults). As you work to strike that right balance, here are a few simple safety tips to help your kids stay active and injury free.
Healthcare workers are going above and beyond during the coronavirus pandemic. These kids want to say, “Thank you.”
As kids have more unstructured time at home, and parents are navigating so many competing priorities, it is challenging to stay focused on everything at once. This is a time when injuries for kids may be on the rise, which can put families at risk during trips to the emergency room and cause a strain on an already overburdened health-care system.
While we are all social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, our homes are not just a place for us to live—they have become our offices, schools and playgrounds. In our last home safety blog, we talked about the importance of keeping all cleaning products and medicines out of reach of children. But home safety does not stop there.
I’m a single parent and I know that under normal circumstances it is never OK to leave your child alone in a car. But I was wondering, now with the threat of coronavirus, is it OK for my child to wait in the car while I run into the pharmacy or grocery store to pick up a few things?