Keep it Safe
Unintentional injuries from poisoning, choking, falls and suffocation are
the number one killer of children in America. Remove clutter that could cause trips and falls. Having age appropriate
safety devices such as cabinet locks and door-knob covers are essential. Install and routinely test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Develop a “Ready in 3” plan with your family in case of an emergency. Also, remember to lock all medications, household cleaners, and guns in a place where children can not access them. Consider switching to safer, non-toxic products for your cleaning supplies. Always make sure you read the label and follow directions on cleaning products, and never mix any chemical products together! Make sure each home that the child regularly visits follows the “keep it safe
There are many small and easy things you can do to protect your family from injuries in the home, some of which are listed below. Home accidents kill one person every 16 minutes and injure one person every four seconds in the U.S. Make sure emergency telephone numbers are next to all phones to make it as easy as possible to get help if someone gets hurt.