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COVID-19 Raises New Concerns Following Two Worst Years on Record for Heatstroke Fatalities
Washington, DC, and Mount Laurel, NJ, July 14, 2020 − As summer temperatures continue to reach record highs across the country, Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW), the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA), and other safety advocates are joining forces to raise awareness of the danger of children dying in hot cars.
Parents, do you want to help make car seats easier to install, get your car seat installed correctly, and receive $100 for your time?
Safe Kids is looking for parents and primary caregivers to take part in a research study to test the effectiveness of a new car seat installation app. Qualifying participants will answer a few basic survey questions and then work with an expert child passenger safety technician to learn how to properly use and install a car seat.
Safe Kids Worldwide is teaming up with Babies “R” Us to celebrate Baby Safety Month during September.
Each week in September, Babies “R” Us stores will offer parents helpful information on car safety, safe sleep, childproofing and bath safety. Also, customers can get 25 percent off certain car seat models starting Friday, September 1 through Sunday, October 1. Babies “R” Us is donating 5 percent of the car seat sales during this time back to Safe Kids!
Whether you’re traveling by car, or train or plane, coming home for the holidays is exciting.
Before you pack up the car and bundle up the kids, put the turkey and pies in the oven – or whatever else is on your list before you go – here are five quick tips to help you and your family stay safe for the holiday.
My sons are grown already, safely through the teen years, yet I still remember the scary days when they were teen drivers. If you’re anything like me, your inexperienced teen drivers, or teen passengers who ride with an inexperienced driver, will keep you awake at night until they are safely home.
In the past two years, more than 100 children have died of heatstroke because they were alone or became trapped in a hot car. This is a tragedy that can happen to even the best families, particularly in this time of coronavirus pandemic when family routines have been disrupted and parents have so many priorities to think about.
We don’t want to see this happen to you! During COVID-19, be especially careful to avoid stress-related tragedies by remembering the following 4 tips:
There’s lots of great ways to enjoy the winter. Sledding, ice skating, and the chance to wear big puffy coats and heavy boots. Of course, there’s also winter weather to consider and so far, we’ve seen it all: cold, wind, snow, and some sunny days too. Now that we’re about halfway through such an unpredictable winter, we thought it might be a good time to give you 5 things to think about when it comes to keeping your family safe.
September is Baby Safety Month, which just so happens to coincide with our anxious wait for the arrival of our first child…how fitting! Leading up to September has been a fun and strange combination of gearing up while also paring down. We got the cute outfits, figured out how to execute the perfect “swaddle” and made room in order to create a cozy nursery. But just as important, we focused our energies on making our home safe for our little man.