Safety At Home 

Home Safety

Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States. Active supervision and childproofing areas in the home can help reduce the risks of preventable injury. Items such as baby gates, window stops, cabinet locks, and latches are common products that can be used to help keep common areas safe. The following are safety tips to help prevent injury. Use this guide to take a closer look at each room in your home and see how you can make it safer for young children. 

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Living Room

Doors and Stairs




Laundry Room

If ingestion occurs contact the Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) or doctor immediately.

Safe Sleep

More than 3,500 babies die while sleeping every year from suffocation or strangulation in unsafe sleep environments, or due to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Thankfully, there are some basic guidelines you can follow to reduce your child’s risk.

CBD/THC Edibles

Edibles are often packaged to look like regular treats or snacks, and young children may not understand the difference between them and regular food items. Accidental ingestion can lead to severe symptoms that may require hospital admission. To keep your child safe, 

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Fire Safety and Burn Prevention

Button Batteries

The small, round, flat batteries often found in toys, singing greeting cards, hearing aids, and remote controls, are known as button batteries and can cause serious esophageal or tissue burns. Be aware of where these batteries are found and be sure to dispose of them appropriately when you no longer need them. Keep extra batteries up and away from the reach of children. 

If your child has swallowed a button battery call their doctor or the 24-hour National Battery Ingestion Hotline at 800-498-8666 for guidance. For more information on button battery ingestion visit

Poison Control Center – 24 Hour Assistance 

If you think you or your child ingests something they shouldn’t have, even if you don’t know exactly what it is, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. The Poison Center is always free, confidential and staffed 24 hours a day by pharmacists, doctors, and nurses. 

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