How Children Spend Their Early Years Matters
Children rely on their caregivers to keep their environments safe each and every day. Whether it’s “baby-proofing” a home, getting a car seat properly installed, or knowing to put a child to sleep on his or her back, April is a month filled with topics of awareness to shed light on.
Window Safety Week | April 7-13 | Click for Window Safety Tips
One place to start is by checking out your window situation, and this is a great time to do it. The National Safety Council has designated the first week in April as Window Safety Week. Learn about a few things to think about so those expeditions around the house continue to be fun and safe.
Car Seat Inspection Station | Every 3rd Tuesday of Each Month | 3 pm-6 pm
The next event is on Tuesday, April 16, 2019: Appointments are required and can be made by calling (719) 305-SAFE (7233) or emailing Suzanne.Grace@childrenscolorado.org
Playground Safety Week | April 22-26 | Safety Tips
With active supervision and some basic safety tips, every day at the playground can be a walk in the park. Falls are the most common type of playground injury, accounting for more than 75 percent of all playground-related injuries. Lack of or improper supervision is associated with approximately 45 percent of playground-related injuries. Play more and worry less by learning more about how to keep kids safe at the playground.
April is Sports Safety Month | Click to Learn More
- More than 46.5 million children participate in sports each year in the United States.
- One in three children who plays a team sport is injured seriously enough to miss practice or games.
- Girls are up to eight times more likely to have an ACL injury than boys
- Most organized sports-related injuries (62 percent) occur during practice rather than in games.
- The most common types of sports-related injuries among children are sprains, muscle strains, bone or growth plate injuries, repetitive motion injuries and heat-related illness.
For more about all kinds of safety and related resources, visit the Safe Kids website.