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A Message to Parents with Kids in Car Seats

Kate Carr | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

Parents, especially new parents, tend to place a high priority on what can be done to keep their children safe. Safety gates: check. Latches on the lower cabinets: check. Medication up and away: check. Smoke alarms on every level of your home: check. Properly install car seat and buckle up on every ride: check.

Are You Using Liquid Laundry Packets?

Kate Carr | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Kate Carr

Safe Kids is working with the Tide and Gain Up, Up, and Away Laundry Safety Program to raise awareness about a real concern for parents. Since 2012, more than 33,000 calls have been placed to the Poison Help line about liquid laundry packets. That's about 30 calls a day and it caught our attention.

Read It, Sign It, Share It: How We Can All Make a Difference During Global Road Safety Week

Kate Carr | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Kate Carr

Reducing speed, cracking down on drinking and driving, using helmets on bikes and motorcycles, restraining children in vehicles and establishing safe school zones are all incredibly important steps that will prevent injuries and save lives.

Talking to Teens About Medicine Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

While it is a scary day for any parent whose child may have gotten into medicine or taken medicine incorrectly, the more prepared you are, the better you can help protect your child.

Top 10 Home Safety Tips for You and Your Friends

Kate Carr | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

Keep all medicine up and away and out of sight of young children, even medicine you take every day. Be alert to medicine stored in other locations, like pills in purses, vitamins on counters and medicine on nightstands.

The Nationwide Superbowl Ad: Why the Topic Is Important to Everyone

Kate Carr | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

Let's use this moment as an opportunity to talk about the things we can do so that kids can grow up to do big things.

Super Bowl Prep Tip: Check Your TV for Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 03.29.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

January 31, the day before the Super Bowl, is National TV Safety Day. It's an important day for parents, grandparents and anyone who has kids in their homes, because checking your TV matters.

Keeping Teens Safe on the Streets

Kate Carr | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Teens who have been hit or almost hit also think its normal to cross the street while texting or talking on the phone.

Car Seat, Booster Seat or Seat Belt: Where Does Your Kid Fit

Kate Carr | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Children need to be at least 4'9" and weigh between 80 and 100 pounds to make the move from a booster seat to riding with just a seat belt. Many kids are between 8 and 12 years old before that happens.

A Day Gone Wrong: How Tragedies From Forgetting Children in Cars Can Happen to Anyone

Kate Carr | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

It wasn't just a routine day for Reggie McKinnon. On March 8, 2010, Reggie, a loving father of three beautiful daughters, left work mid-day to take his 17-month-old daughter, Payton Lyn, to the doctor to have her ears checked following a recent surgery. After the appointment, Reggie hurried back to work.

Celebrating the Superhero in Every Dad

Kate Carr | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Just like a real superhero, my dad always made me feel safe and protected. It's a special power shared by so many other dads as well. Of course, every superhero needs a little help, whether it's a good sidekick or simply access to the right information.

What Every Parent Needs to Hear About Teens in Cars

Kate Carr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

It's important to find practical strategies that help teens speak up when they see risky behavior. It's also important to find a way to get teens to buckle up on every ride, every time.

If You See a Child Left Alone in a Car, What Will You Do?

Kate Carr | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

Last summer in Houston, Jason Nordman was walking in the parking lot outside an office building and spotted a baby crying in a car seat alone in a car. The windows were cracked a few inches and the doors were locked.

Talking About Keeping Medicine Safe Around Children? Make Sure to Include Grandparents

Kate Carr | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Kate Carr

All it takes is that one time when we leave our medicine on a nightstand, in a purse on the floor or on the kitchen counter in a pill box without a child resistant cap to put a curious child at risk.

Make Your Kids' Safety the Top Priority This Super Bowl Sunday

Gary Shapiro | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Gary Shapiro

Avoid tragedy by properly securing your TV, whether it's an old CRT set you've had forever or a brand new HDTV you're just bringing home.