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According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, approximately 3 million people – many under the age of 5 – swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance each year. Most poisonings happen when parents or caregivers are home but not paying attention. The most dangerous potential poisons are medicines, cleaning products, pesticides, furniture polish, […]Continue Reading →
With all the excitement around the upcoming Super Bowl LIII taking place in Atlanta in just a few days, what a perfect opportunity to huddle together and tackle TV tip-over prevention!
Take a look at a few TV Safety tips to consider in preparation for the game and festivities:
Secure your flat-panel TV. Be sure […]Continue Reading →
Take a look at these simple tips to create a safer sleeping environment for your baby.
Because most infant suffocation occurs in the sleeping environment, babies should always sleep in a safe crib, bassinet or pack-n-play.Lay your baby on his or her back for every sleep.We know that stuffed animals, bumpers and all those cute […]Continue Reading →
Toys and games are tons of fun for kids and adults. But they can also pose a danger to kids if you’re not careful. Thousands of children under the age of 15 years go to the emergency room each year for toy-related injuries. Whether your kids are working on a puzzle, playing with […]Continue Reading →
Tomorrow, October 13th, is Home Fire Drill Day. Take the time to go over a few quick things with your whole family that could save their lives.Continue Reading →
From the moment your baby starts to crawl, the world is a magical place filled with new adventures and discoveries. From a child’s perspective, everything is a potential mountain to climb (that giant bookshelf), obstacle to overcome (those pesky stairs) or mysterious place to investigate (anywhere beyond the safety gate). Little bumps will happen. In […]Continue Reading →
Young children are explorers, and as they develop, they often learn by touch and by putting things into their mouths. Liquid laundry detergent packets are designed to dissolve in water. When they come in contact with wet hands or mouths, they start to dissolve and might release the concentrated liquid. We want to keep kids […]Continue Reading →
Special guest post by Safe Kids Georgia Intern, Bria Jackson
“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” ― Confucius
The Safe Kids Georgia team was invited to tour Cobb County’s Safety Village which teaches its participants on how to react when faced with dangerous […]Continue Reading →
You have the pigs-in-a-blanket made, the dips and chips set out, the channel set to the big game…but have you checked to make sure your TV is properly secured?
Every 45 minutes a child is treated in the ER due to a TV tipping over1. This Saturday, February 3rd, is National TV Safety Day. Strategically […]Continue Reading →