Practical Parenting Ideas: Keeping Kids Safe at Home

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Keeping Kids Safe at Home

I don't know that I've ever taken one of my kids to the pediatrician's office without their doctor giving safety advice. In fact, I always receive a handout listing several reminders particular to their age. As parents we want the best of our kids and one of the most important things we can do is protect them and keep them safe at home.

Drowning continues to be the second leading cause of death in children between 1 and 19 years old (AAP/Healthy Children). There are several things parents can do to help prevent drowning: Tips for keeping kids safe

Other recommendations are by baby proofing the househelping prevent injury from toys, and taking precautions to prevent against SIDS.

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