Through Baby Safety Month, September is a time to celebrate your baby and keep them safe. There are so many ways to baby-proof your home or take precautions with your kids, and here are a few ideas:
Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for all young children. Every day in the U.S., approximately 8,000 children are treated in the emergency room for fall-related injuries.
What Can You Do?
The best way to prevent injury is direct supervision- watch, listen and stay close to your child.
Strap in for Safety Child safety devices, like safety belts and straps, should always be used when available. Straps, safety belts, and harnesses on baby gear reduce the risk of infant fall injuries. Whether it’s in the home or on the go, learn how to properly use straps on a variety of products and the importance of correctly using them EVERY time in order to keep baby safe.
Baby Safety Month
September is Baby Safety Month. Baby Safety Month started in 1983. In 1986, it was extended to a week-long celebration, until 1991, when JPMA sponsored the first “Baby Safety Awareness Month.” Since then, every September has been designated as Baby Safety Month.