6 Quick High Chair Safety Tips

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When using a high chair, remember to: Make sure the high chair cannot be tipped over easily. If the chair folds, be sure it is locked each time you set it up. Whenever your child sits in the chair, use the safety straps, including the crotch strap. This will prevent your child from slipping down, which could cause serious injury or even death. Never allow your child to stand in the high chair. Do not place the high chair near a counter or table. Your child may be able to push hard enough against these surfaces to tip the chair ... More

5 Bathroom Safety Tips for Infants & Young Children

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The simplest way to avoid bathroom injuries is to make this room inaccessible unless your child is accompanied by an adult. This may mean installing a latch on the door at adult height so the child can't get into the bathroom when you aren't around. Also, be sure any lock on the door can be unlocked from the outside, just in case your child locks him or herself in. Simple Tips to Childproof Your Bathroom & Prevent Injuries Supervision: Children can drown in only a few inches of water, so never leave a young child alone in the bath, even for ... More

Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 23-29

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To generate awareness about child passenger safety in your community, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has created a toolkit of free materials you can download and share with parents and caregivers. Child Passenger Safety Week culminates with National Seat Check Saturday Sept. 29. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available at car seat events nationwide to provide safety tips and car seat installation instructions to parents and caregivers. Tips on Child Passenger Safety Read the NSC position statement on child restraints, which addresses child passenger safety among multiple modes of transportation Take advantage of car seat safety checks held ... More

The Dangers of Winter Coats and Car Seats

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Winter brings cold weather and potentially slick roads, but families still need to travel every day. We bundle up our children to help them brave the elements, but a bulky coat and a car seat can be a dangerous combination. There are ways to safely transport children in child car seats while still keeping them warm. Here are some tips for parents to follow from the experts at CR's Auto Test Center. Puffy Coat Check As a general rule, winter coats should not be worn underneath a car seat harness because that can leave the harness too loose to be ... More

Car Seat Checks

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The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) has certified car seat technicians who inspect child safety seats. Participants are educated on the proper way to install a car seat in their car, and to ensure their child is properly restrained in the car seat. Car seat checks are by appointment only. This service is free of charge and open to all residents of Montgomery County. Appointments MUST be made in advance to participate in the program. To schedule an appointment, call 610-278-5119, leave a message on the voice mail or email and you will be contacted to arrange an appointment ... More
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