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Visitors may have prescription medication, tobacco, or other items in their purses or bags that could poison your child. Make sure to place them off the floor and out of your child’s reach.
Once your baby can stand they can reach hot things on the stove. Make sure to turn pot handles in and use the back burners as much as possible.
Before your baby can roll over they can wiggle and move their arms and legs. Always keep a hand on your baby when they are on a high surface such as a change table, bed, or couch to keep them from falling off.
Welcome to Prevent Child Injury
Children grow and learn so much during their early years of life. They are learning to do new things all the time by playing and exploring in their home. They also learn from you. As they learn, they may also be at risk for an injury. This site is designed to guide you through the many ways to create a safer home for your child 0-36 months of age.
Through this site you can:
- Learn helpful hints on child safety
- Help prevent falls, burns/scalds and poisonings
- Sign-up for free child safety emails
- Create a home that is safer for your child to learn, grow and explore
Learn about your child's risks for injuries and tips on how to prevent them.
Are you looking for new ideas to create a safer home for your child to explore?
Sign-up here to receive regular free safety tips right to your inbox! This is an easy way to learn how to prevent your child from being injured and allow your child to have fun while being safe. If you sign-up today, you will receive personalized emails specific to your child’s age as they continue to grow. These emails will help you learn about the risk of common injuries for falls, burns/scalds and poisonings for your child’s age and how to prevent them from happening.
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Watch your child play and think about the new things they can do.
When your child is playing, look for places they can explore, what they can reach and what they can get into that may hurt them. Think about how they can fall, be burned or poisoned.
Now that you have found things in your home that can hurt your child, think about how you can prevent your child from getting hurt.