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SLEEP SAFETY AND SUFFOCATION
There is nothing more beautiful than a sleeping baby, especially for parents who are often overtired themselves. By following a few simple tips, you can create a safer sleeping environment for your baby.
The Hard Facts
Unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury-related death among children under 1 year of age. Nearly three-quarters of suffocation deaths among infants are from accidental suffocation or strangulation in bed.
Top Safety Tips
HAVE A WINNING WINTER SEASON WITH THESE COLD-WEATHER SPORTS SAFETY TIPS
By Tareka Wheeler January 4, 2017
Winter is a special time for kids and kids-at-heart. My kids grew up in Texas and most winters, they didn’t have the chance to experience the beauty and inspiration that comes with the first snow of the season.
Now that we’re in the Washington, D.C., area and the first flakes have fallen, I’m figuring out how I can introduce my kids to all the different ways they can have fun in the snow, including skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and more. They’re already experts in making snowmen, which they would do every day if they could.
Of course, as a mother of three active kids, I know bumps and bruises are bound to happen – my kids love to try new things and push their limits – but there are ways to prevent the more serious injuries that don’t have to happen.
In 2013, more than 47,000 children were treated in emergency departments for injuries related to sledding, ice skating and snowboarding, and the vast majority of these injuries were preventable.
Here are a few tips I’ll be using to keep my kids active, heathy and safe during the winter months.
Get rid of those medications you are no longer using!
Our next meeting:
Safe Kids Thurston County
Coordinator: Danielle King
Phone: 360.786.8907 ext. 107
Child Care Action Council
3729 Griffin Lane SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Toll Free: 800.845.0956
Safe Kids Worldwide
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1707
The Child Care Action Council and Thurston County Medic One serve as the lead organizations, lending support to help the group accomplish their goals related to childhood injury prevention in Thurston County.