Child Safety

Children can be prone to accidents because they are developing motor skills and coordination. Protective gear is available so children can enjoy their favorite activities and avoid injury. Some examples include: helmets, seat belts, car seats, wrist guards, gloves, knee pads, life preservers and mouth guards.

Playtime isn't the only place to think about protecting your children. Safety devices are available for inside the home as well. These include gates that prevent toddlers from falling, safety locks and latches that prevent access to harmful or heavy items, door knob covers and locks that prevent access to areas that could prove dangerous like a swimming pool or shed, bumpers that cover sharp edges around the home and outlet covers to prevent your child from being electrocuted.

More information is available at the following web sites:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

www.safekids.org

www.mychildsafety.net