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    Infant SafetyInfant Safety

    [Name of presenter][Name of presenter]

    [Date of presentation][Date of presentation]

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    Traveling in VehicleTraveling in Vehicle

    Seat meets safetySeat meets safety

    standardsstandards

    Install seat properlyInstall seat properly

    Never hold in armsNever hold in arms

    Middle of back seatMiddle of back seat

    Not in front of airbagNot in front of airbag

    Rear facing seat: 20 lbsRear facing seat: 20 lbsand one yearand one year

    Booster seat: 40 lbsBooster seat: 40 lbs

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    Is this safe?Is this safe?

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    Is this safe?Is this safe?

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    General Home Safety TipsGeneral Home Safety Tips

    Never leave children unattended in theNever leave children unattended in the

    househouse

    Always know what your child is doingAlways know what your child is doing

    Remove dangerous objects Remove dangerous objects

    childproof your homechildproof your home

    Lock up/remove weaponsLock up/remove weapons

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    Bathroom SafetyBathroom Safety

    Cabinet locksCabinet locks Dangerous itemsDangerous items

    out of reachout of reach

    Unplug electricUnplug electricitemsitems

    Toilet lid lockedToilet lid locked Tub spout cover andTub spout cover and

    nonskid matnonskid mat Garbage coveredGarbage covered

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    Safe Bath Time Tips:Safe Bath Time Tips:

    NEVER leave childNEVER leave child

    unattendedunattended

    Gather ALL suppliesGather ALL supplies

    before bathbefore bath Sponge bath untilSponge bath until

    umbilical cord dropsumbilical cord drops

    Test water tempTest water temp Dangerous items outDangerous items out

    of reachof reach

    Provide bath toysProvide bath toys

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    TRUE or FALSE?TRUE or FALSE?

    When bathing babyWhen bathing baby

    and phone rings, itand phone rings, it

    is okay to leaveis okay to leave

    bathroom to seebathroom to seewho is callingwho is calling

    because baby isbecause baby is

    sitting in a safetysitting in a safety

    tub seat.tub seat.

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    Kitchen SafetyKitchen Safety

    Cabinet locksCabinet locks Remove stove knobsRemove stove knobs

    Dangerous items out ofDangerous items out of

    reachreach Dont carry baby whenDont carry baby when

    cookingcooking

    Garbage tightlyGarbage tightlycoveredcovered

    Cleaning suppliesCleaning supplies

    locked uplocked up

    Clean up spillsClean up spills

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    Food SafetyFood Safety

    Know common foodKnow common food

    allergiesallergies

    Safe feeding chairSafe feeding chair

    Wash handsWash hands

    Put food in separatePut food in separate

    bowl for feedingbowl for feeding

    Discard leftoversDiscard leftovers

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    TRUE or FALSE?TRUE or FALSE?

    Your child is hungryYour child is hungry

    so you open a jar ofso you open a jar of

    baby food and feedbaby food and feed

    her out of it. It isher out of it. It isokay to close theokay to close the

    baby food jar andbaby food jar and

    put it in theput it in the

    refrigerator until sherefrigerator until sheis hungry again.is hungry again.

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    Safety Equipment to ConsiderSafety Equipment to Consider

    Baby gateBaby gate

    Cabinet locksCabinet locks

    Electric outletElectric outlet

    coverscovers

    Corner guardsCorner guards

    Toilet lid locksToilet lid locks

    High chair orHigh chair or

    booster seatbooster seat

    Baby monitorsBaby monitors

    Car seat (required)Car seat (required)

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    Fire PreventionFire Prevention

    Matches and lighters out of reachMatches and lighters out of reach

    Dont overload electric outletDont overload electric outlet

    Check electric cords for frayed orCheck electric cords for frayed orexposed wiresexposed wires

    Monitor fireplaces or heatersMonitor fireplaces or heaters

    Use smoke alarmsUse smoke alarms

    Develop escape planDevelop escape plan

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    Choosing Toys & PlaythingsChoosing Toys & Playthings

    Safe?Safe?

    Age appropriate?Age appropriate?

    Stimulating?Stimulating?

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    Around Family PetsAround Family Pets

    Obedience trainingObedience training

    Decide sleepingDecide sleeping

    arrangementsarrangements

    Complete checkupComplete checkup Keep pet out of roomKeep pet out of room

    Food/water out of babysFood/water out of babys

    reachreach Spay/neuter petsSpay/neuter pets

    Time with petsTime with pets

    NEVER leave child aloneNEVER leave child alone

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    Safe Sleeping SuggestionsSafe Sleeping Suggestions

    Front to play, backFront to play, back

    to sleepto sleep

    Firm mattress, tightFirm mattress, tight

    sheetssheets

    Comfortable roomComfortable room

    temperaturetemperature

    Baby monitorsBaby monitors

    2 3/8 inch crib slats2 3/8 inch crib slats

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    First Aid TipsFirst Aid Tips

    Keep number of doctor near phoneKeep number of doctor near phone

    Take an infant CPR course, keepTake an infant CPR course, keep

    skills up to dateskills up to date

    Know what to do for common,Know what to do for common,

    non-emergency accidentsnon-emergency accidents

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    Cuts and ScrapesCuts and Scrapes

    Clean woundClean wound

    Use soap andUse soap and

    waterwater

    Apply bandageApply bandage

    Keep eye onKeep eye onhealing progresshealing progress

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    SplintersSplinters

    Wash siteWash site

    Numb with iceNumb with ice

    Use tweezers toUse tweezers to

    removeremove

    Wash again afterWash again aftersplinter is removedsplinter is removed

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    SunburnSunburn

    Use sunscreen!Use sunscreen!

    Apply coldApply cold

    compressescompresses

    Use moisturizingUse moisturizing

    creamcream

    NO petroleum jellyNO petroleum jelly

    May give pain relieverMay give pain reliever

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    Insect bites - BeesInsect bites - Bees

    Remove stingerRemove stinger

    Wash siteWash site

    Apply ice or coldApply ice or cold

    compresscompress

    Watch for allergicWatch for allergicreactionreaction

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    Insect bites - TicksInsect bites - Ticks

    Remove promptly:Remove promptly:

    Grasp close to skinGrasp close to skin

    Pull upward with steady graspPull upward with steady grasp

    No folk remediesNo folk remedies

    Watch for symptomsWatch for symptoms

    Lyme diseaseLyme disease

    Rocky Mountain Spotted FeverRocky Mountain Spotted Fever

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    Emergency SignsEmergency Signs

    No pulse or breathNo pulse or breath

    Major injuryMajor injury

    ChokingChoking

    UnconsciousnessUnconsciousness

    Active bleedingActive bleeding PoisoningPoisoning

    Source: Taking Care of Your Child (5th Ed) Pantell, Fries, VickerySource: Taking Care of Your Child (5th Ed) Pantell, Fries, Vickery

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    Emergency Signs (continued)Emergency Signs (continued)

    Stupor, drowsiness, or lethargyStupor, drowsiness, or lethargy

    Severe allergic reactionsSevere allergic reactions

    Shortness of breathShortness of breath

    Severe painSevere pain

    SeizuresSeizures

    FeverFever

    Source: Taking Care of Your Child (5th Ed) Pantell, Fries, VickerySource: Taking Care of Your Child (5th Ed) Pantell, Fries, Vickery

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    Poison Control Safety TipsPoison Control Safety Tips

    Keep medicine, cleaners, etc. out ofKeep medicine, cleaners, etc. out of

    reachreach

    Use childproof containersUse childproof containers Discard properlyDiscard properly

    Dont store food with nonfood itemsDont store food with nonfood items

    Use a poison labelUse a poison label

    Post poison control phone numberPost poison control phone number

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    If suspect poisoning.If suspect poisoning.

    Immediately callImmediately call

    doctor or poisondoctor or poison

    controlcontrol

    Supply informationSupply information

    requestedrequested

    Follow instructionsFollow instructions

    givengiven

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    Summer Fun Around WaterSummer Fun Around Water

    Never leave childNever leave childunattendedunattended

    Have head controlHave head control

    Do not force childDo not force childinto waterinto water

    1 child:1 adult ratio1 child:1 adult ratio

    Life jacketsLife jackets Use sunscreen asUse sunscreen as

    recommendedrecommended

    Know CPRKnow CPR

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    TRUE or FALSE?TRUE or FALSE?

    You are planningYou are planning

    a trip to the pool.a trip to the pool.

    You are onlyYou are only

    going to be theregoing to be therefor about an hour.for about an hour.

    You dont needYou dont need

    to put sunscreento put sunscreenon your child.on your child.

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    ReferencesReferences

    What to Expect the First YearWhat to Expect the First Year(1996)(1996)

    Arlene EisenbergArlene EisenbergHeidi E. MurkoffHeidi E. Murkoff

    Sandee E. Hathaway, BSNSandee E. Hathaway, BSN

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    AcknowledgementsAcknowledgements

    Brandy StoffelBrandy StoffelMadigan Army Medical CenterMadigan Army Medical Center

    Fort Lewis, WashingtonFort Lewis, Washington

    Janelle LucksavageJanelle Lucksavage

    Health Educator InternHealth Educator Intern

    Directorate of Health Promotion and WellnessDirectorate of Health Promotion and Wellness

    US Army Center for Health Promotion andUS Army Center for Health Promotion and

    Preventive MedicinePreventive Medicine