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Inspect your home playground equipment for safety

Inspect your home playground equipment for safety

We are promoting a new action that families can take to keep their children safer while social distancing. Because it’s National Playground Safety Week, we’re encouraging families to check their backyard playground equipment. Before your kids run out to play, look...

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Baby Walkers: A Dangerous Choice

Baby Walkers: A Dangerous Choice

Baby walkers send thousands of children to hospitals every year. Read about why they are not safe and what you can do. Children in Baby Walkers Can: Roll down the stairs—which often causes broken bones and severe head injuries. This is how most children get hurt in...

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Children and Windows: A Dangerous Combination

Children and Windows: A Dangerous Combination

Coral Springs, FL - April 7, 2020 -  Every year, more than 3300 children younger than 5 years of age are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments for injuries related to falls from windows – that’s about 9 children every day. Older children are also injured from...

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Supporting Families during COVID-19

Supporting Families during COVID-19

Some helpful resources from the Child Mind Institute Website: https://childmind.org/coping-during-covid-19-resources-for-parents/#.XnwFQppiShQ.mailto https://childmind.org/article/tips-calming-anxious-kids/...

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Learn the Facts About Kids and Railroad Safety

Learn the Facts About Kids and Railroad Safety

Rail Safety is important and we’re teaming up with Union Pacific Railroad to help keep kids safe around trains and railroad tracks. We have a new research report that explores how and why children are getting hit by trains, and why parents aren’t recognizing the...

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Booster Seats: The Just-Right Fit for Your Older Child

Booster Seats: The Just-Right Fit for Your Older Child

Kids are often in a hurry to grow up, but the car is one place where it’s critical to not let them get ahead of their actual growth. Reports show that a child 1-13 years old is involved in a motor vehicle crash every 32 seconds, and year after year, crashes are the...

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Child Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

Child Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

June is National Safety Month, so let’s talk about a problem many Americans aren’t aware of: unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for our children. Surprised? You probably thought it was cancer or another disease, but no, it’s injuries: drowning,...

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