Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Window Falls

Falls are the leading cause of injury to children, and falls from windows involving young children are especially serious. Window falls are preventable. To prevent window falls, parents and caregivers should: ■ Install approved window guards. Massachusetts building codes require that a window guard must have a quick- release that can be operated by an adult or older child in an emergency. Be sure the window guards you purchase include this feature. Window stops and window guards can be purchased at local hardware stores and chain department stores. Window stops range in cost from $5-10 each. Child safety window guards cost about $40, depending upon the style/brand/window size. It is important to remember that these need to be installed correctly in order to work. ■ Keep all furniture, especially beds, sofas and dressers, or anything else children can climb, away from windows. ■ Lock all unopened doors and windows. ■ Open windows from the top down, especially when there are children in the home. ■ If you must open windows from the bottom, buy window-stops at your local hardware store that will limit the opening to less than 4 inches. Window-stops can be disabled by an adult or older child in an emergency

Weekly Car Seat Safety Clinic

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Not Even For a Minute

On a day that is just 72 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature [inside a car] can increase by 30 to 40 degrees in an hour, and 70% of this increase occurs the first 30 minutes

Top Tips

Reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT.

A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.

C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.

T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.

- See more at: http://www.safekids.org/heatstroke#sthash.EATF6gIV.dpuf     video: http://www.safekids.org/video/simulation-rapid-and-extreme-car-heating-direct-sunlight