Safe Kids Pennsylvania

Preventing Injuries: At home at play and on the way

Preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States. Every year, 8,000 families lose a child because of a preventable injury. When a child dies, the lives of families change forever. Safe Kids Pennsylvania is part of the Safe Kids Worldwide global network dedicated to keeping kids safe from preventable childhood injury – the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.

SKPA Highlight: Help Babies Learn to Stand and Walk Safely

There are some things to know about baby walkers: Many do not come with safety features that prevent the walkers from rolling down the stairs, and it is easy for children to fall or reach higher objects that may be unsafe. So please be extra careful. Because baby walkers can be dangerous, try using a stationary activity center. These items give your baby a chance to practice standing and moving more safely. Look for one that is on a stable, non-moveable base and place it away from stairs, hot appliances or window cords. Ok Cutie, Stay Put – tips on how to prevent walker-related injuries.

Injury Risk Areas

Riding unrestrained is the greatest risk factor for death and injury among child occupants of motor vehicles.

Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for all children

More than 2.6 million children receive medical treatment each year for sports and recreation-related injuries.

From blistering sun to busy holiday kitchen, each season has their own set of common injuries to consider.



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Seasonal Safety

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Ready or Not, Winter is Here

The American Automobile Association (AAA) recommends drivers keep an emergency kit with blankets, food, water and any medications in your vehicle, always have at least a half tank of gas, make sure all tires are properly inflated, and never mix radial tires with other types of tires.

Stay Warm This Season

Although Pennsylvania is not one of America’s five coldest states, the risk of frostbite and hypothermia still exists. Both of these life-threatening conditions are caused by excessive exposure to low temperatures, wind or moisture. To ensure safety in the cold month activities, remember to keep children bundled and limit their outdoor time during severe weather.