Take a look around the classroom and then… Answer Journal #2 in your egg baby packet!
Safety Facts The safety of a child is the most important responsibility of parents and caregivers!! Almost 1/3 of home accidents involve children under 4. Almost 1/5 of children’s accidents take place in the kitchen. At all ages more males than females are involved in accidents.
Child Safety Requires: 1.Knowledge of child development 2.A safe environment 3.Alertness to safety hazards 4.Teaching the child safe habits
Infant & Toddler Safety Infant mortality: the percentage of deaths during the first year of life. During the 18 th century the American infant mortality rate was 40%. Today the U.S. mortality rate has dropped to 2%, due to medical advances. Accidents are the most serious threats to infants. Falls cause the most injury.
Babies should never be left unattended on any type of furniture where a fall is possible Babies like to put everything in their mouth Anything that can be swallowed (small toy parts) can choke a baby Poisoning is also a danger to infants. Anything put in mouth should be non-toxic
Car seats and restraints must be carefully chosen and consistently used. Drowning can happen very quickly, NEVER leave a child alone near water. Toddlers should stay seated while eating, take small bites, swallow before taking another bite, do not talk or laugh with food in mouth.
What is the number 1 cause of death among young children?
Ages 4 to 6 Children at these ages spend more time playing unsupervised. It is important to teach children safety rules and remind them often. Children should know their address and phone number in case of emergency, and know how to use 911.
Immunizations Immunize: to protect a person against a particular disease. Communicable Disease: diseases that are easily passed from one person to another. Vaccine: a small amount of an antigen is introduced to the body, usually by injection, so that the body can build resistance to the disease.
Every child needs protection from the following diseases! DPT- diptheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and tetanus MMR- measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) Hepatitis B HIB- Haemophilus Influenza Type B (causes meningitis)
Your Turn! Create your OWN child safety poster that shows how to keep your infant, toddler or preschooler safe!! The front of your poster should be a picture of the safety precaution you are trying to get across. On the back, use the computers to research different facts about that topic of safety and write at least five facts on the back of your poster! …some examples