Child Safety at Home Demystified


Welcome to the Kid’s Safety Klub -- your comprehensive guide to child safety at home! Our mission is to provide parents with peace of mind and we are dedicated to helping serious parents who desire comprehensive and easy-to-follow information.


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Being aware that child safety at home is critical for all of us, however, it is amazing that even the best parents can become distracted for only a moment... and then disaster strikes. It seems unfair, however the statistics are truly sobering. About 45% of unintentional injury deaths occur at home. For children, these deaths are due to injuries caused by choking, fire and burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, and poisoning. Every year children are brought to the hospital emergency room because of home accidents. Unfortunately, several thousand kids die from these injuries.

According to the National Safety Council, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and others, here are some additional sobering statistics:

  • Forty percent of all child injuries happen to children over 5 years of age.

  • Fifty infant deaths each year are caused by old cribs. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that cribs are responsible for 35 strangulation or suffocation deaths each year.

  • As many as 20,000 injuries per year are attributed to walker products designed for children.

  • Additionally, open doors leading to staircases are dangerous to toddlers cruising around in their walkers.

  • Four to five deaths occur annually because babies are not properly strapped into their high chairs.

  • Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury for children.  Children ages 14 and under account for one-third of all fall-related visits to hospital emergency rooms. Over 120 children per day are brought to a hospital emergency room due to falling or slipping in the bathroom. Bathroom accidents account for 71.3 percent of child accidents at home. The most vulnerable are children under 4 years old.

  • Children can drown in as little as two inches of water. While good parents know never leave children unattended, the statistics show that half of toddlers who drown, do so when their parent or guardian is distracted for only a moment. The majority of drownings and near-drownings occur in home swimming pools and in places with open water, such as bathtubs, buckets and toilet bowls.

  • In children 9 months to 12 years of age, choking on balloons is the number one cause of toy-related deaths. Additionally, airway obstruction injury is the leading cause of death among infants under age one.

  • With poisoning deaths, the leading cause in the United States is carbon monoxide with newborn babies being the most vulnerable to CO poisoning.

  • Nearly 285,600 children ages 14 and under were treated for bicycle-related injuries. Nearly half were hospitalized and diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury.

  • Scalds from hot water top the list in burning injuries. The causes range from children being scalded when an adult accidentally spills a hot beverage on them to small children pulling a boiling pot onto themselves from the stove. Additonally, causes include: bath water being too hot, as well as curling irons and clothes irons.

  • Electrocution is another common household tragedy. Children have inserted metal items or fingers into electrical outlets, as well as chewed on electrical cords or pulled electrical appliances into water.

  • An estimated 245,129 children get tangle and chocked in their own cloths.

  • Children under the age of 12, according to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, are 36 percent less likely to die in a crash if they are sitting in the back seat of a vehicle.

  • In less than five minutes a fire can spread throughout a house.

  • Motor vehicle accidents are a major cause of injuries to children. However, one third of children under six are killed in motor vehicle accidents that are "off road" in yards, parking lots and driveways.

  • A child is poisoned, usually by ingestion, every 30 seconds in the United States. Substances include: prescription and over-the-counter medications, cleaning supplies, personal care products and poisonous plants.

  • In many cases, parents worry more about unlikely dangers that may occur outside their home and neglect the more likely hazards that can occur in their own home.

    Instead of inundating you with tons of statistics or endless lists of products on child safety at home that leave all the work up to you, The Kid's Safety Klub provides you with the right information and child safety tips so you can make the best decisions for YOUR child. We accomplish this by presenting you with pertinent safety rules for kids explained in concise “English.” We also explain what to teach your children about child safety without getting “preach

    And in order to make it fun, we will offer you games for the kids. By visiting the Kid’s Safety Klub with your child, safety then becomes family-oriented and successful. Because we feel kids are as special as you do, we also provide you with links to some very cool kid’s sites that provide very special and unique offerings that are guaranteed to make you smile – and to made your kids feel like one-in-a million. 

    You can begin by clicking on a topic below that interests you!

Driveway Safety for Children
Driveway safety is challenging for parents or guardians of young children engrossed in their play. It
is comprised of two categories: 1) Preventing your child from being run over as a car is backing out of the driveway; and 2) preventing your child from running out into the street while playing in the driveway. We cover both topics thoroughly and provide a KIDCATCHER Driveway Protector review.

    Child Safety at Home
    Child safety at home is every parent’s responsibility, however, it is worth asking, “Is my home as safe as it should be for my children?” We provide household safety tips, as well as a baby proofing home checklist.

    Fire Safety for Children
    According to the United States Fire Administration, 1,200 children under the age of 14 die in home fires each year. Of that statistic, over 65 percent of these children are under the age of five. Do your kids know the facts about fire safety? In this section, we provide child fire safety tips, a child fire safety checklist and a home fire escape drill. Additionally we provide information about car fire safety.

    Baby Toys Safety 
    On a yearly basis, an estimated 140,700 children require hospital emergency room treatment after toy-related incidents. It is important to check your child’s toys for potential safety hazards and educate your older children on how they can help to ensure toy safety for their younger siblings. We provide toy safety considerations by age and offer suggestions for protecting children from unsafe toys.

    Bicycle Safety for Children
    To ensure your child’s safety, there are three areas of bicycle safety to consider: 1) Bicycle helmet safety; 2) Driveway safety for younger children and 3) Bicycle Safety Education. We cover all three areas in this section.

    Child Safety Car Seats
    Not using a child safety car seat correctly may not protect your child in a crash if it is not installed properly in your vehicle and used correctly. In this section, we cover how to ensure you are using the correct safety seat, as well as provide the proper guidelines.

    Internet Safety Kids
    Ask yourself "Is my child safe while online?" We sometimes take for granted that our kids are safe because they're home. With the explosive growth of social media sites, like Facebook and other online "hang outs," they can be at risk. We cover this topic thoroughly including the latest child internet safety software.

    Child Safety Newsletter
    Sign up for our free monthly child safety newsletter. We compile the latest important child safety news and product reviews and email it to you. We never share your email, spam or send hype-filled content. You can count on that! :)

    Safety Games for Kids
    No one even said that learning about safety had to be boring! :) We researched the Internet to find the best safety games for children.

    Contact Us
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