Protect Young Children this National Safety Month

This June, the National Safety Council is celebrating National Safety Month by sharing ways to reduce preventable injuries and fatalities. With the theme, No One Gets Hurt, NSC encourages everyone to take at least one step this month to protect ourselves, our friends and our loved ones. New parents play a crucial role in making this a reality.

Having a young child is an exciting, but often nerve-wracking time. As a parent or caregiver, you want to do everything possible to keep your little one safe. Knowing the common dangers and how to address them can help put you at ease.

To help parents protect their young kids, NSC has put together individual tip sheets on the five biggest dangers to young children. Use these free materials this National Safety Month to protect those most precious to you.

Practice Infant Sleep Safety

According to Injury Facts, the leading cause of death for children under 1 is suffocation, often taking place during the sleeping hours. Download the tip sheet for more information on keeping your child safe at nap time and overnight.

Practice Child Safety In and Around Cars

Car crashes are the second leading cause of death for children under 1 – and a leading cause of death from ages 1-24, according to Injury Facts. But cars pose plenty of risks even if they’re just sitting in the driveway. For steps you can take to protect children of all ages around cars, download the tip sheet.

Play It Safe In and Around Water

Water time can be fun time, but it can turn dangerous in seconds. According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a baby can drown in just inches of water. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1 and 2, according to Injury Facts. For more safety tips on protecting your little ones around water, download the tip sheet.

Protect Your Child from Fire Risks

Fire, flames or smoke is a leading cause of preventable death for children age 4 and under, according to Injury Facts, and burns injure thousands of young children each year. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect your child from these dangers and teach them the right way to handle these risks. Download the tip sheet to learn more.

Protect Your Child from Choking

Choking is a leading cause of preventable death for children age 4 and under, according to Injury Facts, and our homes are filled with potential choking hazards. To keep your child safe, be sure you know the dangers to avoid and what to do if you witness him or her choking. To see additional risks and tips, download the tip sheet.