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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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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