As temperatures start to rise and with stay-at-home orders in effect, your family may be spending more time at the pool than ever before. However, many swimming lessons have been canceled with city and private swim schools closed, which leaves parents with the ultimate responsibility for teaching their children water safety. Keep these water safety […]
Summertime for many kids and adolescents means the excitement of water activities, fun in the sun and spending as much time as possible outdoors. Yet summer is also known as “trauma season” among pediatric experts like Dr. Ted Heyming, chair of emergency medicine at CHOC. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a leading children’s safety organization, […]
Most injuries for kids up to five years old occur in or around the home because that is where they spend the most time learning and growing. Keep in mind these home safety tips to protect kids of all ages in your home. Download this home safety checklist to help make your child’s home safer. […]
By Michael Molina, community health educator at CHOC Car seat safety: selection tips every parent should know Car seats and booster seats are the basic protection systems for passengers who are too small to get the full safety benefits from adult seat belts. Choosing the right seat is an important part of keeping your child […]
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Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of unintentional injuries in adolescents age 15-19. Get tips to help your teen stay safe.