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
According to the National Safety Council, the National Center for
Injury Prevention and Control and others, here are some additional
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
cases, parents worry more about unlikely dangers that may occur outside
home and neglect the more likely hazards that can occur in their own
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
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
begin by clicking on a topic below that interests you!
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
We cover both topics thoroughly and provide a KIDCATCHER Driveway
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
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
Child Safety Car
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.
Feel free to email us if you have a question or wish to provide us with
other topics you'd like to see added to our website.
Once again, thank you for
visiting the Kid's Safety Klub and remember to bookmark our site. We
are dedicated to child safety at home and hope that you visit us often.