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Unintentional Injury Still the Leading Cause of Childhood Death – CDC Releases Death Information 2016

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Once again, as it seems I do every year, I am unhappy to report that Unintentional Injury is still the leading cause of death in children in the U.S., in age groups 1-4 and 5-9 years as just reported this week for the year 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WISQARS…

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

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It’s Thanksgiving week! Wow, time flies! People are out there purchasing the turkeys for their Thanksgiving tables, families are travelling, preparation is underway for the big day--and for the first time in a few years, it’s chilly leading up to Thanksgiving, so there are fires in fireplaces and wood in wood-burning stoves. In my home,…

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Halloween Safety Tips From SafeKids

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Here are some very good tips for parents, caregivers and family members about Halloween Safety for children, from SafeKids. SafeKids, like BeChildSafe.org, is devoted to keeping all children safe. Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share…

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Safe Sleep for Babies!

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Today, I received an email from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about a roundtable webinar that will be held in a week for health professionals on Safe Sleep for Babies which BeChildSafe.org will lean in and listen to, but I wanted to share the statistics CDC shared with the public just now about…

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Virginia’s New Car Seat Law Promotes Better Safety for Kids in Car Seats!

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SafeKids Coalition says that Virginia has a new car seat law which promises better safety for children in car seats. Children riding in cars in Virginia must now sit rear-facing in their car seats until they reach the age of 2 years or the maximum weight and height limit called for by the car seat’s…

Categories: Child Safety, Safe Traveling

Children Are At Risk Unless You Care!

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Here we are, at the beginning of the new school year all over the Country, and some very disheartening things have happened to children recently, things which should concern  parents, family members, caregivers, and guardians. Things which should make us be more aware of where and with whom we place our children, for their safety…

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CPSC Approves New Federal Safety Standard for Booster Seats

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Release Date: July 18, 2018 Release Number: 18- 191 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has approved a new federal rule intended to improve the safety of booster seats for children, including booster seats used at home and in restaurants. A booster seat is a “juvenile chair” that is placed on…

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Water Safety This Summer!

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Parents and caregivers, Watching kids in the water is important!  Keeping young ones only as far as arms’ length when in or around water is important.  I read it and say it, over and over. To-date, in New Jersey alone, since May there have been 18 drownings. Some  of these drownings were adults, some were…

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Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine

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Children, especially those younger than 5 years, are at higher risk for serious flu-related complications. The flu vaccine offers the best defense against getting the flu and spreading it to others. Getting vaccinated can reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, missed work and school days, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths in children. Information on this…

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Virginia’s New Car Seat Law: What You Need to Know

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LAW: This Spring, Virginia’s legislature passed a new, stronger law on child passenger safety, and Governor Northam signed the bill into law. It makes Virginia children safer by requiring them to remain rear-facing in their car seats until they reach age 2 or the minimum weight limit called for by the car seat manufacturer. If…

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