This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. We are sharing information about Safe Kids Days.
I have four kids (the youngest is 4) and I have to tell you honestly that it has not always been easy keeping them safe. Even now I am sure that there is more that I could do to make our home safer, and keep them safe when we are not home. I would bet that anyone with kids – whether it is 1 or 10, can tell you it takes time and effort to make sure your house is free from danger (and to keep it child-proofed). Outside of the home there are so many things to teach them that it can almost feel overwhelming. The good news is that you are not alone in raising your kids, and there are great support systems and resources for us to utilize.
Nationwide has started Make Safe Happen, which is a program dedicated to reducing accidental injury which is the leading cause of death of children. It is important for us to help our kids be safe. Doing things that will help them learn, like taking them to the Safe Kids Day. 7 in 10 parents with kids under the age of 13 agreed that they could be doing more to keep their kids safe (out of 1,000 parents that were polled). These same parents also agreed that they needed more updated information. This is the reason that Nationwide is partnering with Safe Kids Worldwide to host Safe Kids Day presented by Nationwide.
Safe Kids Day brings together families and the community to celebrate kids and increase awareness around accidental injuries and raise funds to prevent them. Safe Kids Day supports the life-saving programs of Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to protect children from accidental injuries, such as drowning, fires, burns, poisoning and traffic injuries.
You can attend a Safe Kids Day near you. They are taking place across the country through local programs for anyone to participate. I was easily able to locate the event happening near me on the Safe Kids website at https://www.safekids.org/safekidsday/local-events.Whether you go to the Safe Kids Day or not, I would still encourage you to sit down (with your kids if they are old enough) and create you own checklist of safety actions with #MyHigh5. Visit the Make Safe Happen website and downloading the app. Both are resources that share age appropriate and room-specific tips to help prevent injuries.
The checklist shares five easy steps that can help parents easily take actions to prevent accidental injuries for their children:
- Secure TVs and furniture to the wall using mounts, brackets, braces or wall straps to prevent tip-overs.
- Be attentive when your children are near water, including baths, hot tubs and pools. Teach them never to go near or into water alone – an adult should always be present.
- Install a smoke alarm AND a carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your home, including your basement, and place them near sleeping areas. Test both types of alarms monthly and replace batteries annually.
- Prepare a fire escape plan, and make sure your family knows what to do and where to meet in case of an emergency. Practice the plan twice a year – the goal should be to get out in under two minutes.
- Store household products like bleach, detergents, laundry packets, dishwasher liquid or cleaning solutions in their original containers, locked up and out of children’s sight and reach.
To help your kids be as safe as they can be, visit the https://www.safekids.org/safekidsday/ website to learn more and participate in a Safe Kids Day presented by Nationwide at a local event near you.
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What are some ways that you keep your kids safe?