Safe Toys n Be sure to ask yourself: –Is it durable? –Is it too large to swallow? –Is it free of sharp edges? –Is it free of loose parts? –Is it in working condition? –Is it age appropriate?
Be Careful! “In 2003, 64% of toy-related deaths were due to choking.” - Safe Kids Worldwide “In 2003, 64% of toy-related deaths were due to choking.” - Safe Kids Worldwide n Childproof – to make something free of hazards to a child.
Be Careful! –Keep toys and other objects picked up from halls and stairways to prevent tripping. –Never leave children unattended. –Make sure the child wears a helmet when riding bikes or skateboarding. –Keep marches, lighters, and household products out of the reach of children. n Some things you can do to help avoid accidents include:
Be Careful! –Use extra caution near water. –Buckle child into a highchair or car seat. –Use safety gates! –Make sure that toys are safe. –Keep plastic bags away from children. –Supervise children that are playing outdoors.
Be Careful! Children ages 4 and under have a drowning death rate more than three times greater than any other age groups and account for 80% of home drownings. Children ages 4 and under have a drowning death rate more than three times greater than any other age groups and account for 80% of home drownings.
Oh No! What Do I Do Now? n Here are some tips to follow in case of an accident: –Be calm. –Reassure or comfort the child. –Assess the situation. –Notify the proper individuals.
Burns and Blisters n n Run burns under cold water immediately. – –It will help take away the pain. n n Do NOT pop blisters. n n Do NOT rub on butter or grease!
Chemical Poisoning n Do NOT induce vomiting! n Do NOT give syrup of Ipecac!!! –Prescribed n Call Poison Control. n Have the package so you can tell them what was consumed.
Upset Tummy n Make sure the child has not eaten anything they are allergic/intolerant to. n Make sure they have not gotten into any chemicals. n Call parent and soothe child.
Cuts and Scrapes n n Wash out minor cuts with soap and water, then cover with a bandage. n n If you have a deep cut, cover it with a clean cloth. Apply a tourniquet above the wound. n n Keep pressure steady until the bleeding stops. If it doesn't stop, call 9-1-1
Choking n n The Heimlich Maneuver n n Never give kids hard candy or let them eat while running and playing!
Sample Scenarios n After Jamie took away John’s toy, John bit Jamie so hard that she is bleeding. How do you handle this situation? n Justin slipped on the playground and his knee is bleeding heavily. How do you stop the bleeding? n Wayne was playing with a game and swallowed one of the pieces. What do you do? n Tiffani drank some red Tempera paint because she thought it looked like punch. You catch her just as she is finishing. What do you do? n Melissa got a paper cut from a book she was reading. She is bleeding just a little bit, but not badly. What do you do?