Monthly Tips

 

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SEPTEMBER IS BABY SAFETY MONTH
 

A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER THIS MONTH

•  Beware of Cords: Window blind cords are a strangulation hazard. Keep these cords out of a toddler's reach by wrapping them around wall cleats. In addition, ensure electrical cords from monitors and lamps cannot be reached from cribs, high chairs or baby seats.


•  Keep toilet lids down to prevent access to water. Consider using toilet clips to stop young children from opening the lids.


•  Consider keeping children out of bathrooms by using bathroom door latches that are out of reach of young children.


•  Never place pillows or thick quilts in a baby's sleep environment. Also, make sure there are no gaps larger than two fingers between the sides of the crib and the mattress.


•  Crib Setup: Proper assembly of cribs is paramount - Follow the instructions provided and make sure that every component included is used. If you are not sure, call the manufacturer for assistance.


•  Used Cribs: Do not use old, broken or modified cribs - Infants can strangle to death if their bodies pass through gaps between loose components or broken slats while their heads remain entrapped.


•  Play Yards: Properly set up play yards according to manufacturers' directions - Only use the mattress pad provided with the play yard.


•  Crawl around your classroom, center or home on your hands and knees to check for any potential hazards you may have otherwise missed.

 

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OCTOBER

Fall is upon us and that means flu season is too!  Here are a few tips to keep your home healthy.

 

•   Clean all surfaces with an antibacterial wash or spray.


•   Remember parents to keep their children with colds at home until fevers subside and coughing and sneezing decrease.


•   Always keep boxes of tissues around and keep some tissues with you too.


•   Instruct children to throw used tissues into the garbage and wash hands thoroughly after use.


•   Discourage the sharing of pencils, crayons, scissors or other supplies at school.

 

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