Home Safety Program
Injuries to infants and young children can happen in the blink of an eye - even when you think you're in complete control. The Injury Prevention Center provides information to help caregivers keep children safe in homes. One of the best way to keep safe is to take a "baby's eye view" (or a "child's eye view") of your home. Get level with the baby or child's height, and inspect each room so you can spot the sharp corners, exposed electrical wall outlets and cords, hanging cords to lamps and other appliances, and loose objects which might easily fall. Use a home safety checklist to help you. When you have finished with your own home, use the checklist again with grandparents and other caregivers to reduce injury risks in every home your child visits. Injury risks in the home change as children grow and develop, so make sure to use the checklist often.
Safety Baby Showers
The Injury Prevention Center partners with local communities to provide Safety Baby Showers for expectant mothers. Mothers who attend the showers receive education on home safety, safe sleep, motor vehicle safety and prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Contact the Injury Prevention Center at (501) 364-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Helpful Resources for Parents & Caregivers
Safe Sleep Toolkit for Hospitals
The materials below may assist hospitals in the development of safe sleep policies and programs for infants. For more information, contact the Injury Prevention Center at 501-364-3400 or by email at email@example.com.
Some files are provided in PDF format.
Staff Training Materials
Sample Audit Tools