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It’s National Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme is “Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” As parents focus on several priorities at once, more kids are helping out in the kitchen, which makes this the perfect time to talk with your kids about fire safety, how to prevent kitchen fires, and what to do in an emergency.
Here are 3 activities to help you and your kids have fun while learning about fire safety:
Safe Kids Worldwide Shares Life-Saving Tips to Keep Kids Safe at Home during the Holidays
Washington, D.C. – ’Tis the season for merrymaking and visiting, and as a parent or host of young children, there are some extra steps you’ll want to take beyond decorating, cooking and cleaning to prepare for little ones in the home.
Washington, D.C. - With people still talking about the Nationwide Make Safe Happen Super Bowl ad that brought dramatic attention to the number one cause of childhood deaths, preventable injuries, new research released today by Safe Kids Worldwide reveals the scope of the problem in a place most parents assume is safe: the home. Every day, six children die from an injury in the home, and 10,000 go to the emergency department for the kinds of injuries that commonly happen in homes.
Parents, did you know that today there are more medicines in the home than ever before? Three times as many prescriptions are filled in the U.S. today than in 1980, and five times as many dollars are spent on over-the-counter medicine. Medicines play a vital role in treating diseases, relieving symptoms and extending lives, but they can cause serious harm to our kids if they get into them or if they are not given as directed on the label.
Moms, do you keep medicine in your purse? Parents, do you have diaper rash cream within arm’s reach of the changing table? Have you ever shared medicine with a friend, like painkillers? Or missed a dose of a medicine so you took two to make up for it?
It’s instances like these that result in 1.34 million calls to poison centers for children each year.
Safety Reminders as Kids Go “Back to School”
– However They Go Back
As many normal activities have continued to require careful consideration as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, parents are now challenged with “back to school” and what that means for their children and their families.
We know there is a lot to manage during this time, and it can feel like there is very little in your control. But whether your child will be attending school at home, in-person or a combination of the two, we want to help make sure they stay injury-free.
We would like to thank Amy Lebeau, the senior project manager for public education at the National Fire Protection Association, for guest authoring this blog.
Who needs a break? After balancing all the different challenges that come with a global pandemic, we’re looking forward to some well-earned peace and joy this holiday season. At Safe Kids, we’d like to get a head start on the gift giving with three simple, but important reminders to keep kids safe and provide families with a little peace of mind.
How to Store Medicine Safely
- Keep medicine up and away, out of children’s reach and sight even medicine you take every day.