Child Safety Seats Basic Primer

Car accidents are the number one cause of death and injuries in US-born children. You can go a long way in protecting your child from injury by selecting a child safety seat that protects baby and by using the child car seat properly. It is up to you as parents to keep your baby safe and the choice and style of infant safety seat is part of what it takes to keep the baby from suffering from an automobile-related injury.
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Installing Child Safety Locks In Your Home

Any type of cabinet or doorway can be a place of exploration for many kids and there may be hazards associated with having them unprotected.  Doors can lead to the great outdoors or to a cabinet that has hazardous materials in them that can be lethal to a child if they eat or drink them.

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General Car Seat Tips Every Parent Must Know

A car seat is one of the most important safety devices that any parent uses.  In most places it is absolute law that all children ride in approved car seats.  Yet each year so many children are hurt or killed due to improper usage or not being forced to sit in a car seat at all!  A car seat is the one baby and child item that all parents should purchase brand new!  This ensures that it has not been modified or damaged and that it is adheres to the current high level of child car safety required!  From the very beginning of your child’s life make sure that they are aware of the importance and need for sitting in their car seat!
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Installing Child Safety Cabinet Locks

It can be daunting to think about all the things that can hurt or kill your child.  Easily, parents wish they could lock them in the house and never allow them to get into anything that is dangerous.  Although unrealistic, it is necessary to think about locking up doors, cabinets and drawers that open up to a world of danger.  One of the easiest things to install in a home are locks and most of them are rather economical as well.  Taking the time to lock up certain parts of the home can save every parent a lot of trouble down the road!

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Giving Your Child Foods that Can Cause Choking

It is natural for babies and toddlers to want to taste everything that they touch. They will eat their mittens, their bottle caps, money, the hems of their blankets, and the ear of a teddy bear.  It seems they have no discretion.  No matter how many times we tell them no, or take things away from them they will still go back to putting them in their mouth.

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Leaving Your Child Alone in a Car

We have all heard the news stories of children who died from being left in a car. Similarly we have seen stories on the news where cars Hijackers have stolen a car only to be left with an unsuspecting passenger.
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Guns & Child Safety – Not Locking Up Guns & Ammunition

An unintentional shooting death among American children is nine times higher than it is in 25 other industrialized countries combined.  That is pretty sad news.  Approximately one-third of families with children have a gun in the home.  This puts 3.3 million children at risk of being a victim to an unintentional shooting.

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Toddler Safety Tips Every Parent Must Know

I can remember it well. My baby went from lying in my arms all day to crawling around the house so fast that I could barely keep up. All the dangers and potential hazards were slowly being unveiled, one catastrophe at a time. The toddler years start the moment your sweet and still baby becomes mobile, and add a whole new twist to childproofing!

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Discover Some Little Known Child Safety Hazards In Your Home

With the big things out of the way you can focus on having fun being a parent. There are some little things that can have a big impact on your child’s safety at home. They may be things you never thought of. To help, a list is being offered to give you a heads up of items that are confirmed deadly or dangerous to children!
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6 Deadly Mistakes Parents Make When it Comes to Child Safety Car Seats

The most well intentioned parent can still make errors that cause injury in the event of an accident.  Car seat guidelines are pretty straight forward and should be followed exactly to take the guess work out of it.  If you are making one of the child safety seats mistakes listed below, you may be putting your child in danger:
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Auto Safety Advice To Ensure That Your Child Won’t be Injured in a Car Accident

Before you leave the hospital with your newborn you are expected to make a decision on an appropriate and safe car seat for your baby.  Today children spend a lot of time in the car and car seats are designed to work with restraint systems ensuring that children are not seriously injured and killed in accidents.  Remember, an accident can occur on your street as easily as it can on a congested interstate, and a child should always ride in the back seat in the appropriate type of car seat for their age and weight!  Make no exceptions

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How to Ensure Your Child Won’t Be Seriously Injured in your Home

It sounds alarming to say that a child could be hurt or killed in their own home.  Truth is that most injuries occur at home and are due to failure of child proofing your home.  It may seem like a huge undertaking at first, but it really is not so difficult.

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Not Installing or Maintaining Smoke Detectors

Another big mistake that many of us do is not routinely checking and maintaining our fire alarm detectors.  In the middle of the night when the steady beep, beep, beep goes off warning us that the batteries are low, most of us will hit the button or disconnect the batteries making a mental note to change the batteries in the morning.  Then many of us, me included forget to do it.

In the United States 94% of all homes are reported to have at least one smoke detector in the house.  But only 75% have a properly functioning smoke detector.  Let’s be real, 400,000 children each year are injured in house fires.  If you have children younger than 5, they are more twice as more likely to die from smoke inhalation.

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Not Supervising Children Properly Around Water

When we go on vacation to a beautiful seaside resort or to a hotel that has a glistening pool we tend to be complacent with our kids.  We too want to relax and enjoy the vacation and can get caught up in conversations as we sit beside the water.  If you have a pool at home then chances are your house is full of good swimmers.  This too causes a problem because it tends to lower our guards.




Remember That Children Should Always Be Watched While In And Around Water

Water is dangerous – There is no way around it.  Most of the people who drown each year were adept swimmers, sure of themselves in the water.  Just sitting next to the pool is not enough.  You should be able to see each swimmer at all times, never with your back to the water and never relying on sound alone.

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