In observance of National Child Safety Protection Month, we're sharing crucial information to enhance safety in our homes and communities. These tips are designed to improve child safety and care at all levels, from in the home to daycare and to any part of a child’s community. But remember, safety starts at home!

Household Safety:
Accidental poisonings pose a significant threat, especially to children aged 1 to 4. Secure cleaning supplies, medicines, and toxic items. Use childproof caps on medications, keep vitamins out of reach, and never store nonfood substances in food containers. Program the Poison Control contact number in the phones of all child caretakers in case of emergencies.

Infant Safety:
Two-thirds of injury deaths in children under one year result from suffocation. It’s important to employ the right safety sleep measures when setting your infants down for a nap or to bed for the night. Additionally, parents of young kids and infant caretakers need to emphasize proper car seat usage, smoke alarms, secure furniture placement, and water heater regulation to prevent scalds.


Outdoor Safety:
Ensure outdoor play areas are safe by fencing them, using safety straps on strollers, and regularly checking for hazards. Educate children about playing away from streets, and verify playground equipment conditions for wetness or heat.


Water Safety:
Drowning is a leading cause of injury or death for children aged 1 to 4. Practice water safety by being aware of all water sources, enforcing safety rules, and ensuring proper supervision. Use life jackets for swimming or boating, and secure pools with a 4-foot fence and self-latching gate.


Awareness Activities at Home:
Print and post safety tips at home, review them with your family, and utilize online resources from informants like Safe Kids Worldwide. Engage your children in online safety activities and read protection-themed books together. Establish a safety plan and emergency kit for your family that they will know how to use during an emergency.


Raising Awareness in the Community:
Building a supportive neighborhood is crucial. Get to know your neighbors, as they can be your best form of protection. Foster community awareness through shared resources, discussions, and joint efforts in promoting child safety.


Let's work together to create a safer environment for our children. By staying informed and engaged, we can ensure their well-being at home and in the community. To learn more about child safety and injury prevention, reach out to an agent at Diversified.

DII is your partner in child safety. Our team of experts can work with you to understand best safety practices to prevent adolescent injury and keep our children and future generations safe. Please contact Steve Johnston for more information. #November #ChildSafety #tips

Contact Steve Johnston, CBIA:
410-319-0680  |  C. 410-493-5798  |

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