Part of being a parent is keeping your baby or young child safe from harm. Things that appear harmless may be dangerous. There are a number of resources that can help you keep your little one out of harm's way.
In Your Safekeeping
Be aware of potential hazards in your baby's or child's environment that can come from using products incorrectly or using products that are not designed well for their purpose. This Consumer Product Safety Commission booklet has selected safety hints to help you buy and use nursery products, keep them in good repair and dispose of them properly if they become a hazard.
Learn how to protect your child from hazards in and around your home. It includes activities where children need to wear helmets, preventing TV and furniture tip-overs, magnet safety and home playground safety.
Learn how to reduce or prevent injuries by using child-safety devices and reminding older children to re-secure safety devices in the house after using them.
Find resources for families with children from birth to 19. This has alerts and risks for you to consider from car seat safety to fireworks.
What Does a Safe Sleep Environment Look Like? and
How Can Caregivers Create a Safe Sleep Environment?
Learn how to recognize and create a safe sleep environment for your baby.
Learn the difference between the facts and the myths about SIDS and safe infant sleep in the National Institute of Health's Safe to Sleep Campaign.
Learn how to protect your child from choking hazards in the home and from foods that may choke babies and toddlers.
Heatstroke is the number one killer of children, outside of car crashes. It can happen even when it's not sunny.