Did you know that around one third of injuries happen in the home? Young children and the elderly are the ones who most commonly end up getting hurt.
Keeping your family safe starts with giving everyone a safe place to live.
Whether you need tips for baby-proofing the house, could use some important safety reminders, or want to stay on top of potential household hazards, these websites can help.
We found a dozen of the best blogs parents can turn to for safety advice.
1. Safety Mom
Sometimes a terrible tragedy can turn into something that helps others.
Allison Jacobson started her mission to save kids’ lives after she lost a child to SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Her commitment to safety led to to the launch of SafetyMom.com and her blog The Safety Chronicles.
Allison is raising three children, including one with special needs, so she understands a lot of things parents at every stage deal with, worry about, and want to know. Her articles cover everything from babies to teenagers, health and wellness to sports and travel.
2. Safe Kids Worldwide
SafeKids.org is a global organization working to raise awareness and curb preventable injuries among children, which it says is the “number one killer of kids in the U.S.”
Dr. Marty Eichelberger of the Children’s National Health System, founded the organization in 1988. Since that time, there’s been a dramatic 60 percent decrease in injuries among children and teens. That’s thanks in part to the education Safe Kids Worldwide provides.
Safe Kids offers supports to communities in 30 countries by connecting with local leaders to host Safe Kids Day events that inform families about risks and prevention. You’ll also find a lot of great safety information, including articles on the Safe Kids blog.
3. The Bump
Whether it’s your first time having a baby or not, every parent has questions. The Bump has answers!
This online magazine comes from the creators of popular lifestyle websites The Knot and The Nest. The Bump is written for expectant parents and Millennial moms and dads.
It includes some excellent safety resources, including Baby Safety 101, which is full of frequently asked questions. There’s also content categorized as Is it Safe?, which looks at common safety concerns during pregnancy.
4. The Parent Report
If you’re looking for a little daily advice on raising kids, turn to The Parent Report.
This website offers resources covering all ages and a wide range of topics. There’s also The Parent Report’s syndicated radio show, which offers trustworthy tips from parenting expert Joanne Wilson in just 60 seconds.
Check out the baby safety section of The Parent Report for advice on keeping little ones away from harm.
5. Children’s Safety Network
The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) is a collaboration between the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).
CSN works with state health departments to raise awareness and promote safety initiatives. However, the network’s website also offers many resources for parents. That includes the 2016 Guide for Preventing Unintentional Medical Poisonings.
Topics covered on the CSN website consist of home safety, poison prevention, and overall child care safety.
If you’re a visual learner the Children’s Safety Network creates a lot of eye-catching infographics explaining important safety advice.
6. On Safety from the CPSC
This is an ideal place to learn about product recalls, and you can even sign up to receive email alerts about the latest products being recalled.
The CPSC frequently produces safety videos for those who’d rather watch than read. Check out the organization’s YouTube channel and preview a video below.
7. CDC Safe Child
Another government agency providing safety information to the public is the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Visit the CDC website’s Safe Child section to get tips on everything from staying safe on the playground and fire prevention to sports safety and child poisonings.
The CDC’s Safe Child section also offers downloadable publications such as the National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention. There’s also a Color Me Safe coloring books you can download and print for the kids.
8. Prevent Child Injury
The CDC gave startup funding to another national safety initiative known as Prevent Child Injury.
Prevent Child Injury is a coalition of educators, researchers, and public health professionals who’ve come together to promote child safety. Parents and the media can ask questions about major safety concerns using the website’s Talk to Experts section, which allows you to directly contact national authorities.
This site also offers toolkits with a variety of material focused on specific concerns, which allow safety experts all over the country to launch campaigns on issues like laundry packets, liquid nicotine, and toy safety.
9. Baby Safety Zone
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is a national trade organization that launched this online safety website for families.
The JPMA has a child product certification program, which helps new parents identify items and brands they can trust. A new baby usually means you’re going to need lots of new stuff. So when you’re picking out cribs, toys, and sippy cups – this site can be quite helpful.
10. Kids in Danger
Kids in Danger is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving product safety for children.
Parents of a toddler founded the organization in 1998 after they lost their child in an accident involving a collapsed crib at a caretaker’s home.
That crib had been recalled five years earlier, but neither the parents nor the caretaker had any idea of the problems. This site is dedicated to spreading the word about potential dangers, and tells the true stories of other tragic accidents in its Family Voices series.
While these are extremely sad stories, they serve as an important wake up call to parents everywhere.
11. Family Education
FamilyEducation.com is a massive library full of advice for parents with kids of all ages.
The website has been around for more than 20 years, making it the longest-standing parenting site online.
Among all the articles, quizzes, and videos, you’ll find sections dedicated to baby and toddler safety tips on childproofing and health, as well as safety advice for your entire family. You can also discuss household safety with this website’s contributors and other parents using the online forums.
12. Baby Center
Yet another large resource for parents comes from BabyCenter.com. It offers more than just content about caring for babies and toddlers. You’ll also get advice on raising pre-schoolers and big kids.
The experts who contribute to Baby Center have some valuable guides for new parents. Check out the Safety & Childproofing at Home section for a selection of articles to help you make your home a safer place.
Stay Connected. Stay Involved. Stay Informed.
It’s wonderful that there are so many organizations and concerned people working to keep families like yours safe. However, staying on top of everything isn’t always easy.
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