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Thursday, November 1, 2012

National Child Safety and Prevention Month

November is National Child Safety and Prevention Month. As parents we learn more and more everyday how important and challenging it can be to become aware of the dangers that our kids may face. Below is a list of our recently learned safety tips. Also check out http://www.safekids.org/ for more information and more tips about keeping our children safe!
  • Child Car Seat Safety. One in three children's car seats are not installed properly placing them at risk of injury or even death should an automobile accident occur. Have your child's seat inspected by a certified technician to make sure it is properly installed.
  • All large pieces of furniture should be safely anchored to ensure that they will not fall over onto a child should the child decide to pull or climb on them. 
  • When backing out of the driveway, always make sure there are no kiddo's walking behind the car.
  • Make sure all the doors in the house have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the door to the outside. Or install alarms that sound when the doors are opened so that you are aware when a child may leave the house. 
  • A major choking hazard for children can be cheese sticks or cheese strings. Should a chuck of the cheese become lodged in a child's throat, the size and consistency of the square cheese sticks makes it almost impossible to dislodge. So use great caution if your child consumes these products. 
  • Make sure all cabinets and drawers that contain anything harmful or toxic to the child are safely secured. 
  • Make sure the floor is clear of all objects that may become a choking hazard. 
  • Have a fire evacuation plan for your house and make sure your children know where to go and what to do should a fire occur.
  • Make sure your child is wearing the correct protective gear for their sports and activities (i.e. helmets for bicycles and shin guards for soccer).
Dr. Matt, is a certified car seat safety technician. If you would like to make sure that your child's car seat is properly installed call (606) 549-4811 to schedule an appoint to have it checked today!

Christopher Chiropractic. Feel Better. Enjoy Life.

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