Booster Seat Saturday Event Coming Up Nov. 22,
Parents Need to Prepare for New Law That Takes Effect Jan. 1
Booster Seat Saturday November 22, 10 am - 1 pm. Florida's new law requiring children to ride in a car seat or booster seat until the age of six takes effect January 1. Make sure your child is riding as safely as possible in your vehicle. Free booster seats and reduced-cost car seats available for children who qualify. Child must be present and be at least 4 years old and 40 pounds to receive a booster seat. By appointment only -- call 904.202.4302. Safe Kids NE FL is grateful to Holland & Knight law firm for their support of this event.
Flier for Booster Seat Saturday November 22 details...
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.