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September is Baby Safety Month
Safe Kids Kansas offers baby safety tips
September is Baby Safety Month, and Safe Kids Kansas reminds parents and caregivers to plan ahead to make safe spaces for babies “at home, at play and on the way.”
Safe Kids Kansas coordinator Jan Stegelman has the following safety tips for children ages 0-3:
This September marks the 24th anniversary of Baby Safety Month, sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). The theme of this year’s program is “Out and About With Baby,” a reminder that baby safety is important both in and home and outside. For more information, visit www.jpma.org/.
For more information about baby safety topics such as childproofing, scalding, playground safety, drowning prevention and child passenger safety, visit www.usa.safekids.org.
Safe Kids Kansas, Inc. is a nonprofit Coalition of 67 statewide organizations and businesses dedicated to preventing accidental injuries to Kansas children ages 0-14. Local coalitions and chapters are located in Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Clay, Coffey, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Ellis, Finney, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Mitchell, Montgomery, Nemaha, Osage, Pottawatomie, Republic, Rice, Riley, Saline, Smith, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Wilson and Woodson Counties, as well as the cities of Chanute, Emporia, Leavenworth, Norton, Pittsburg, the Wichita Area and the Metro Kansas City Area. Safe Kids Kansas a member of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global network of organizations whose mission is to prevent accidental childhood injury. The lead agency for Safe Kids Kansas is the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. For more information visit www.safekidskansas.org.
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