Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Children’s Recognized as Gold Safe Sleep Champion

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC was recently recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program as a “Gold Safe Sleep Champion” for their commitment to best practices and education on infant safe sleep. They are one of the first hospitals in Pennsylvania to receive the title. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs… Read more »

Stay Safe by the Water

The warm weather is here, and that means that kids are gearing up for fun in the sun. It won’t be long before families will be going on beach vacations, enjoying play time at local parks, and swimming and sliding in local pools. But all of this fun also means increased risk of injuries, many… Read more »

Summer Safety

It sure feels like summer is finally here in Pittsburgh. This means more time at the pool, the playground, or just enjoying time outside with family and friends. Whatever it is you’re doing, keeping a few safety tips in mind can help keep our kiddo’s safe and healthy during the summer months. Community pools are… Read more »

Use Your Head: Wear a Helmet

June is National Safety Month, and the Injury Prevention Team wants to keep kids (and everyone else) safe on their wheels. Helmets are the single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bike crashes according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Helmets should be worn when you are riding… Read more »

Why do Children Cry on Planes?

Children on airplanes can be a frightful experience for the child, caregiver, and any nearby passenger. Additionally, the weary traveler may be over-tired, hungry, or bored. Ears can certainly be cause for crying on airplanes as well. The membrane that separates the inner ear from the outer world is sensitive to pressure differences. These changes,… Read more »