Learn more about Child Safety

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Learn more about Child Safety

In honor of Child Safety Month, we wanted to share a few child safety tips to avoid turning small accidents into more serious injuries. Learn 10 child safety tips to keeping your kids happy, active and safe!

  • Lay your baby on his or her back to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • Look for age-appropriate equipment and hazards, such as rusted or broken equipment and dangerous surfaces on playgrounds.
  • Before you’ve settled on the perfect toy, check to make sure there aren’t any small parts or other potential choking hazards.
  • Wait until your child reaches the weight or height limit of the car seat before moving them into a booster seat.
  • Use brackets, braces or wall straps to secure unstable or top-heavy furniture to the wall.
  • Keep toilet lids closed and use toilet seat locks to prevent drowning.
  • If you are placing your child in a shopping cart seat, use a harness or safety belt to prevent falls.
  • Keep small objects such as buttons, beads, jewelry, pins, nails, marbles, coins, stones and tacks out of reach and sight to prevent choking incidents.
  • Talk to your kids about medication safety and do not compare it to candy.
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your home and in every sleeping area.

Folsom OB/GYN is always here to help provide important tips and information to ensure you and your family live a long and healthy life!

DISCLAIMER: *Child safety tips provided by Safe Kids WorldWide.

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