November is Child Safety and Protection Month!

child safetyThe safety of our children is something that we should always be vigilant about. As children grow and change, they require different levels of protection and November, Child Safety and Protection Month, is a good reminder for us to check the safety and protection devices and plans we have in place for our children.

Make sure you have safety caps on all medication bottles and keep them out of your children's reach, keep all cleaning products safely locked away so that curious tykes don't accidentally get into them, and read more ideas at ladibugsinc.com! external link

 

Food Safety at Home is Important

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Each year, an estimated 76 million Americans get sick from eating contaminated or improperly prepared foods. Many of these people get sick from foods prepared in their home.

Food safety is an important aspect of keeping your family healthy. Good hand washing, thorough surface disinfection, safe food handling and storage can reduce the risk of anyone getting sick from food in the home. Click here for some Food Safety and Health Tips from the CDC.

 

Holiday Safety Tips: On the Road and In the Home

kid with forkIt's Holiday Season! Family gatherings, holiday meals, special traditions, delicious treats — the holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, especially for kids. Unfortunately, for emergency room doctors it's also one of the busiest. Learn how to protect your little ones from some common holiday dangers, so you and your family can enjoy a season that's happy and healthy.  Read more at KidsHealth.org external link and at SafeKids.org external link

 

Booster seats provide protection for older children

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Car booster seats keep children as old as 12 safer than seat belts alone, according to a new study. Roughly 242 children ages 8-12 years died in vehicle crashes in 2015, making crashes the leading cause of injury deaths for that age group.  To ensure seat belts are positioned properly, the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggest using boosters for children up to age 12 depending on the child’s height and weight, Read More external link

 

Protecting Your Child: Medication Safety

generic drugsChildren are curious by nature, and it makes sense that they would also be curious when it comes to medication. Many medications look and taste like candy. While it’s important to encourage our kids to explore and discover new things, when it comes to medication, we want to be careful to keep them safe. Here are a few tips to show you how. Read More at safekids.org external link

 

Car Seats: Information for Families

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One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Proper use of car seats helps keep children safe. But with so many different seats on the market, many parents find this overwhelming.

Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about choosing the most appropriate car seat for your child.  Read More external link

 

Colder Weather Means Increased Risks From Carbon Monoxide

carbon monoxide danger

As the weather turns colder, many of us look to space heaters to help keep our living spaces warm.  Some of these space heaters burn fuel, such as propane, and produce Carbon monoxide (CO). CO is a toxic gas which has has no color, no taste, and no odor.  When your child breathes CO, it harms the ability of his blood to transport oxygen.  CO poisoning is particularly dangerous for children. Get CO poisoning prevention tips at healthychildren.org external link

 

Salmonellae

chicken close up dinner 265393Thanksgiving is coming up, and that means getting together with the family and having a wonderful feast. However, with all the food that is being prepared, you will want to make you cook it properly to prevent food related illnesses, such as Salmonellae. Read more about Salmonellae here to find out what you should be watching out for.

 

Youth Events at Klamath County Library

November 2018

Each month, Klamath County Library Youth Services presents many activities for families and young people of all ages.  These events are listed in a monthly information article published by the library with descriptions, dates and times of each activity.  We at The Children's Clinic encourage you to get your children involved in reading and fun, and are proud to provide links to each month's article as well as to the library's website:

November Youth Events at Klamath County Library

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