Childhood Safety

Car Seats

Every state requires that infants and children ride buckled up. However, state laws do not always require the safest way to transport a child. More children are still killed as passengers in car crashes than from any other type of injury. Using a car safety seat correctly can help prevent injuries to young children, but it is not as easy as you think. Just a little mistake in how the car safety seat is used could cause serious injury to your child.

To find the nearest place to have your car seat checked, call 314-776-3627 or toll-free at 866-776-3627.

http://safekids.org/coalition/safe-kids-st-louis

Gun Safety

By now, you probably know what guns are and what can happen if they fall into the wrong hands. Even though guns are featured in many television shows, video games, computer games, and movies, it’s important to know that real guns are dangerous. Guns are so dangerous that they can hurt or even kill someone you know – including other kids.
www.kidshealth.org

Project Child Safe

Project ChildSafe is a nationwide program that promotes safe firearms handling and storage practices among all firearm owners through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm Safety Kits. The kits include a cable-style gun-locking device and a brochure (also available in Spanish) that discusses safe handling and storage. Since 2003, the Project has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to distribute more than 36 million safety kits to gun owners in all 50 states and five U.S. territories.

SIDS Prevention

The Maternal and Child Health Library contains materials developed by the National Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Consortium. These include the SUID/SIDS Resource Center, the Program Support Center, Project IMPACT, and the National Center for Cultural Competence.

http://www.mchlibrary.org/suid-sids/search.php?SType=state_search&State=MO
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