November is Child Safety Protection Month. The goal of Child Safety Protection Month is to create awareness about the potential dangers children face in everyday situations and to use this new knowledge to prevent any dangers. This also deals with baby safety. As a parent, child safety is something that is often overlooked and relatable to personal safety. We try to protect our kids from all of the dangers of the outside World, but sometimes we forget about the dangers that kids face in their own homes. Childhood accidents put our kids lives at risk.
You know how Smokey the Bear famously says: “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires; Well, in child safety, as a parent: “Only You Can Prevent Childhood Accidents.”
According to the National Network of Child Care, here’s a few child safety tips and facts that you need to know about, such as:
- Some foods are difficult to chew such as hot dogs, hard candies and nuts and cause 40% of all childhood choking deaths.
- Using child safety seats in the rear of the car, not the front seat.
- Keeping small children away from workout equipment.
- Putting outlet covers on outlets.
Have a safe Child Safety Protection Month!