Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September is Baby Safety Month

"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."
--Elizabeth Stone

Becoming a parent must be among one of the most exhilarating and humbling experiences there is. What parent among us has not had a moment where we realize, amid the joy this new life brings, how daunting the responsibility of keeping that new life safe is. Our hearts are now outside the bounds of our bodies and  substantially harder to protect. So how do you protect your child, how do you keep them safe.

Every month is Baby Safety Month at TMC for Children, but in September there is a national push to focus on keeping infants safe from accidents. Safe Kids Tucson shares that knowing what the leading causing of accidental deaths are, and taking measures to prevent them is the first step. For children under a year the leading causes of death are:

  • suffocation
  • motor vehicle crashes
  • drowning
  • home fire or burn injuries
  • falls
  • poisoning
Over the next few weeks we'll be talking about what steps we can take to reduce the risks to our children.

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