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Keeping Kids Safe at Home

keeping kids safe at home

According to researchers from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, there are 4 million emergency room visits each year for childhood injuries that occur at home. The most likely to be injured were children under 5.

With all of our preparations to be safe in an emergency, let’s not forget our kids, especially the very young ones. If you have small children, or even grandchildren, you should take a few extra precautions around the house.

An emergency kit is essential as well as a stocked first aid kit. These are things every home should have. If you have little ones around, you should also have a child safety kit to keep them safe from accidents at home.

Obviously, we need to keep a close eye on small children, but we can’t be everywhere at once. Making sure our house is safe and eliminating potential hazards can go a long way toward making sure our kids stay safe at home.

For more information about keeping your child safe, visit the CDC’s page Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries are Preventable.

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