Halloween Time -- Parents Are Best Protection for Little Ghouls and Goblins
Trick or treating can be fun for children because their parents have taken the time to learn about the safety hazards and ways to promote safety.
Safe Kids Northeast Florida, THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health, and Wolfson Children's Hospital are promoting this message and offer infomation and tips.
Parents, read about why it is so important to take on Halloween Safety, and about Halloween Visibility. Go for more Safe Kids Safe Halloween
Never Leave A Child Alone in a Car
The temperature inside a car parked outside in the summer can reach more than 140 degrees. Never leave a child alone in a car. Safe Kids reminds parents and caregivers how to prevent the tragedy of children being trapped in a hot car. Click here for more information.
Child Car Seat Safety Checks
Safe Kids Northeast Florida and THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children's Hospital, offer a weekly Safe Kids Buckle Up inspection station featuring free car seat and booster seat installation checks by certified child passenger safety technicians. For an appointment, call 202.4302. Click here for a flier with full details.
And here is a great reference document for parents -- Car Seat Checkup: Top 5 Things to Do
Here is a Web resource for information on "Is Your Child In The Right Car Seat?" (safercar.gov)
Before you buy it, make sure it’s safe
Countless toys will be purchased and given to children soon – parents, take some time and learn some toy safety guidelines to ensure your little ones are protected from potential harm from dangerous toys or toy parts.
Safe Kids is glad to provide you with this brochure on toy safety tips.
You can get Safety Guides for Toys from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The important of learning now what to consider for a toy for your child are these facts; 262,300 children in the US were treated in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries in 2011, 45 percent of the toy-related injuries were to the head or face. Join Safe Kids in keeping your children safe.