Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Car Seats: How to Find the Right One

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Parents need to be extra vigilant about keeping kids safe in cars so we have just the tools to help! Purchasing the right seat: Safe Kids Worldwide and Babies “R” Us are teaming… Read more »

Top Six Safety Tips for Kids Heading Back to School

Back to school is a busy time for children and families. Between school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues. So, we encourage all parents to talk to their children about how to stay safe when traveling to school this year. More than 15,000 children seek medical attention for… Read more »

Stay Safe at the Playground

Every child dreams of speeding down the slide, flying on the swing set, and climbing through the monkey bars. No matter the time of day or outside temperature, children should take precautions when playing on the playground. Both metal and plastic equipment can overheat and harm your child. Sunny days can cause equipment to heat… Read more »

Heat Related Illnesses

Summer is cruising by, and we are approaching the season of sports, cheerleading and band camps. It’s a good time for a refresher on the importance of good hydration and heat related illness – not just for campers, but for all who are active in the summer weather. Heat and humidity make children and adults… Read more »

Be SMART: How Safe Gun Storage Can Prevent Injuries

Today, safety advocates across the nation will come together to share an important message in honor of National ASK day.  The message is simple: Asking Saves Lives.  Most parents already ask if there are any pets or smokers in the home where your children play, so ask a third question. Ask – Is there an… Read more »