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Common Safety Questions and Answers

Review questions and answers about common childhood safety issues and problems, like using the proper car seat, leaving kids home alone, window safety and preventing falls, safety of travel cribs, lead poisoning, CPR, state car seat laws, LATCH, sunscreen, and safe traveling.
  1. Car Seats

Booster Seats and Harness Straps
My 3 1/2 year old daughter is 33 pounds. Can we move her into a belt positioning booster seat, instead of a car seat or booster seat with harness straps?

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse
Review some of the signs of child abuse that can alert you when a child is being abused.

Poisonous Plants
Learn about houseplants and plants in your landscape that could harm or poison your kids.

Window Safety and Preventing Falls
Learn how to prevent falls out of open windows by installing window guards, wedges, or stops.

When can I start to leave my kids home alone?
Many kids are left home alone after school until a parent comes home from work. Learn about when you can safely start to leave your kids home alone.

Travel Cribs
Learn about travel cribs and playards and whether or not they are safe for your baby to sleep in when you are traveling with your newborn and infant.

Infant CPR and Calling 911
If you have to give an infant CPR, is it best to call 911 first or start CPR immediately and call 911 later?

Infants, Honey and Botulism
When can kids start eating honey and not have to worry about being at risk for botulism?

State Car Seat Laws and What's Safe
My pediatrician said that I should keep my five year old in a booster seat, but I think that the state car seat law here in Texas says that kids only have to ride in a car seat up until they are four years old. Who is right?

Safe Traveling with your Infant and Toddler
We are taking a trip soon to visit family and don't want to take a lot of supplies, like a crib or high chair. Can we use a playpen and hook-on chair as an alternative for our 15 month

How do I protect my kids from lead poisoning?
Our house is about 15 years old and I know that living in an older house is a risk factor for lead poisoning. What do I have to do to protect my children from being poisoned with lead?

Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children
I need to buy a new car seat for my child. Should I get one with LATCH? Will it work with my older car?

Sun Safety for Your Kids
Question of the Week. When can I start using sunscreen on my baby to protect her from the sun?

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