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Child Safety

Home Safety Tips

  1. How Safe is Your Home? - interactive quiz
  2. Choking and Strangulation
    1. Are Your Window Coverings Safe?
    2. Basic Window Cord Safety and Retrofit Kits
    3. Choking Prevention
  3. Poisoning
    1. Georgia Poison Center - great information and option to Chat with a specialist, or call the Toll Free Hotline : 1-800-222-1222
    2. Poison Prevention Tips
    3. Keeping Kids Safe Around Liquid Laundry Packets
    4. Batteries
    5. Food Poisoning Prevention
    6. Household Products Poisoning
    7. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  4. Burns and Scalds Prevention Tips

Childproofing

  1. Childproofing Basics
  2. Prepare First Family Safety - this is an Atlanta based company that provides complete childproofing services including consultation and professional installation.
  3. KidSafe Home Safety Products and Safe Beginnings are online childproofing stores.

Learning CPR

  1. Local Classes
    1. Northside Hospital CPR classes in Alpharetta and Cumming
    2. CPR Training School in Alpharetta, GA
  2. Online and Home Courses
    1. Purchase CPR Anytime (infant and adult/child versions)
    2. Take Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Online, the official AHA 2 1/2 hour online training course.

Strangers

Teaching our children about strangers is essential and tricky at the same time. Check out the following:

  1. What to Teach Kids About Strangers
  2. Teaching Kids to be Safe Without Making Them Scared, from KidPower.org.

Internet Safety

  1. Internet Expert Jesse Weinberger's excellent website is www.overnightgeekuniversity.com
  2. The Boogeyman Exists - and he's in your child's back pocket by Jesse Weinberger

Car Seats

  1. Car Seat Guide (healthychildren.org)
  2. Car Seat Inspection Centers near you at can be located at Seatcheck.org
  3. Types of Car Seats
    1. Rear-Facing Car Seat
      1. All infants and toddlers should ride in a Rear-Facing Car Seat until they are at least 2 years of age.
    2. Forward-Facing Car Seat
      1. Any child who has outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit for his convertible car seat should use a Forward-Facing Car Seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by the car seat manufacturer.
      2. To view these limits, check Car Seat Products Listing 2015.
    3. Booster Seats
      1. What to Know about Booster Seats by safekids.org
      2. Belt-Positioning Booster Seat are critically important until your child reaches height of 4 feet 9 inches (57 inches) or passes the The 5 Step Test.
      3. The Law of Georgia and the Laws of Physics
        1. The Georgia law states that children should be in booster seats until 4 feet 9 inches tall or age 8. Unfortunately, this has created confusion for parents trying to keep their kids safe. How one fits in the car seat is dependent on height, not age. Most kids reach the appropriate height until age 10-12! In a car crash, "The Laws of Physics" don't care how old your child is. Again, check The 5 Step Test to see if your child still needs a belt-positioning booster seat.

Safe Sleep and SIDS Prevention

  1. Safe to Sleep® - Crib Information Center
  2. SIDS and Safe Infant Sleep

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