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Thursday, March 3, 2011

In Case You Missed It...

As mothers of young children, safety is high on our list of priorities.   The word safety brings to mind hundreds of images of possible scenarios that our kids could find themselves in every day.  Officer Chris Wrzesien visited us this week and talked about many safety concerns as well as took questions from the audience. 

Here's a brief summary of what was discussed below:
Theme Park Safety
Determine a meeting point if someone is separated from the group.
Identify security guards

Stranger Danger/Crime Prevention
Pay attention to surroundings
Don't talk on cell phone while you are with children in public--It's an open invitation!
Assist law enforcement by remaining as calm as possible to answer the following:
       ----What was the child wearing?
       ----Hair color, eye color
DNA can be obtained from a hairbrush

Car Seat Safety
Law enforcement is available to help install car seats
Children should be in a 5 Point Harness until they weigh 60 pounds to avoid further injury.
Check with local police stations for up-to-date child restraint laws

First Aid
Become CPR certified
Know the signs of a head injury (uneven pupils, forceful vomiting)

Until next time,