Archive for Safety Tips

This Time of Year Beautiful Weather and Drownings

It is that time of year when we
get outside more often and we start hearing of drowning’s….babies, children AND
adults.  Below are a few things to be
aware of….watch for more information on Water Safety during this next week.

 

What are the major risk
factors?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), identifies some
significant factors related to unintentional drowning risks, including:

 

Lack of barriers
and supervision.

Children
under one year most often drown in bathtubs, buckets, or toilets.

Children
ages one to 4 years, most drownings occur in residential swimming pools.

Most young children who drowned in
pools were last seen in the home, had been out of sight less than five minutes,
and were in the care of one or both parents at the time.

Barriers,
such as pool fencing, can help prevent children from gaining access to the pool
area without caregivers’ awareness.

 

Age and recreation in natural water settings (such as lakes, rivers, or
the ocean
).

The
percent of drownings in natural water settings increases with age. Most
drownings in those over 15 years of age occur in natural water settings.

 

Seizure disorders.

For
persons with seizure disorders, drowning is the most common cause of
unintentional injury death, with the bathtub as the site of highest drowning
risk.

 

Alcohol use.

Alcohol use is involved in up to half of adolescent
and adult deaths associated with water recreation and about one in five reported
boating fatalities. Alcohol influences balance, coordination, and judgment, and
its effects are heightened by sun exposure and heat.

 

Call
Arizona Childproofers to get more information on Pool Safety, Pool Barriers and
In-home Safety.  480-63407366

Check your TV’s and Furniture

The Tipping Point: CPSC Urges Parents to Inspect and Secure TVs, Furniture, and Appliances to Prevent Tip-Over Deaths and Injuries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For young children, the home is a playground, and while many parents childproof to ensure that their home is a safe place, some may not be aware that unsecured TVs, furniture and appliances are hidden hazards lurking in every room. Today, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging parents once again to take simple, low-cost steps to prevent deaths and injuries associated with furniture, TV, and appliance tip-overs. Read the rest of this entry »

Food choking hazards and children:

What parents need to know:
Even nutritious items have shapes and textures that spell danger

Parents have heard it before, but it bears repeating: Food is the No. 1 choking hazard among children. Read the rest of this entry »

Car Seat Law – Arizona Requires Child Restraints

Arizona law requires that children in vehicles must be properly restrained. Title 28 of Arizona Revised Statutes deals with Transportation. Here are the statutes that apply to child restraints. I will either paraphrase or repeat the important parts of the statutes. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Avoid First-Aid Mistakes

Blunder: Removing anything larger than a splinter from your child’s skin

Why it’s wrong: Shards of glass, a pencil point, or other sharp objects could end up causing more damage coming out of the skin than they did going in  — they could deepen the wound or pierce a vein. Read the rest of this entry »

What a Childproofing Expert Will Do For You

Your home: You know it well, but no one knows it better than your baby will. Your curious little one will discover, probe, and test every nook and cranny. Even if you’ve read the books, gotten advice from everyone you know, and then taken all the precautions you can think of, dangers lurk below eye level. How do you make sure everything is safe and sound? Some parents seek the help of an expert. Read the rest of this entry »

Safety Tips

1. Use childproofing products correctly all of the time. Train family members, babysitters and visitors how to properly use child safety items in your home to help ensure correct use, and continued protection of your child. NEVER leave your baby unattended on a changing table, sofa or bed. Read the rest of this entry »

Poisonous Household Products and Plants

Every home poses dangers, the following list will point out many of the dangers that children face on a daily basis.  Be sure that all dangerous products are locked and placed out of harms reach. Read the rest of this entry »

Safety for Baby 2,3, or 4

1. Take a very close look at any equipment you intend to reuse. What sort of condition is it in? Remember, used clips, straps, safety catches and fixtures may not be in great working order. If in doubt, buy new equipment, contact the manufacturer for replacements, or get an expert to do a refit.

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Top 10 Dangers and Their Solutions

About 2 ½ million children are injured or killed each year by hazards in the home. The good news is that many of these incidents can be prevented by knowing the proper child safety devices and by using common sense. The following pages can help answer the basic questions that many parents have.

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