Safe SleepOfficials say all you need to know is your ABCs.
A – AloneBabies and young children spend a lot of time sleeping and it is important to protect them while they sleep. It is recommended to place your child on their back in the crib with a fitted sheet while removing all pillows, quilts, stuffed toys and other soft items. It is recommended to co-sleep for the first six months, but with the baby right next to your bed in their own bassinet on their backs to reduce the risk of suffocation in your bed.
Car Seat SafetyLearning how to use a new car seat is often the last step in preparing for the arrival of a new baby. Car seats often come with lengthy instructions that parents may not read or fully understand, causing many car seats to be used incorrectly. The best way to protect your new arrival in the car is to put him/her in the right seat, at the right time, and use it the right way! Correctly used child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent.
Safe Kids Columbus offers Car Seat Safety classes monthly. These classes provide parents with an opportunity to focus on the proper use of car seats to keep their children safe. If you are interested in attending a class, call (706) 321-6720 to make an appointment. Appointments Required.