Number of unique resources found: 25
Description: Visit this Web site for information on keeping your home healthy. The site has resources on indoor air quality, asthma and allergies, mold, carbon monoxide, lead, drinking water, household chemicals, pesticides, and home safety. Some resources on the site are available in Spanish.
Author: Oesterreich, Lesia (35 more by this author)
Description: This comprehensive four-page checklist covers many aspects of home safety and offers suggestions on improving safety around the home.
Description: This fact sheet from the Consumer Product Safety Commission highlights the new federal requirements for crib manufactures.
Description: This brochure gives parents and caregivers tips on providing a safe sleeping environment for babies.
The brochure is also available in Spanish at http://www.state.nj.us/dcf/documents/news/publications/SafeSleepSpanish.pdf.
Description: This brief fact sheet gives parents information about substances in the home that are poisonous to children if ingested. Examples are given for safe items and their look-a-like poison match. Brochure format for easy printing for families.
Description: This website provides information on bicycle helmets from national standards, what to look for, how to size, best kind for your sport, and how to get kids to wear them. Links to other resources provided.
Description: This safety alert warns about toy chests or other toy storage containers with hinged lids that can fall freely. These containers can pose a danger to children of entrapment or head injury. The CPSC describes a safer type of hinge and offers an illustration for further explanation.
Description: This safety alert explains the potential danger and recall of children's tubular metal bunk beds. Many of the incidents reported to the CPSC involved the twin-size on top/full-size on bottom bunk beds. Information on what to do if you own one of these beds is included.
Description: This Consumer Protection website provides information on crib safety, crib recalls, crib standards, how to place your baby to sleep in a crib, and other crib safety information.
Description: A listing of tips for crib and playpen safety to reduce the risk of injury or SIDS are provided in this fact sheet.
Available in Spanish at http://www.cpsc.gov//PageFiles/125143/5030s.pdf.
Author: Mincemoyer, Claudia (7 more by this author)
Description: This newsletter for parents discusses how they can protect their children from choking and moving and dancing to prevent obesity. Also available in Spanish at http://betterkidcare.psu.edu/FTWTEsp/10AprESPftwt.pdf.
Description: This brief fact sheet gives parents information about substances in the home that are poisonous to children if ingested. Examples are given for safe items and their look-a-like poison match. Suggestions are given for poison-proofing the home.
Description: This fact sheet describes how children may get entrapped by a stroller which can lead to serious injury and death. Some tips for stroller safety are offered as well as an illustration to help explain the danger.
Description: This safety alert warns of the potential choking danger of plastic decals on baby walkers or other children's toys.
Description: This fact sheet describes some drowning risks around the house that you may not be aware of and offers safety tips to prevent children from drowning. Also available in Spanish as "Este Alerta Sobre Los Peligros De Ahogamiento En El Hogar" at http://www.cpsc.gov/nsn/inhomesp.pdf."
Description: This article describes how certain types of furniture can easily fall over onto children. Many children are injured, or even killed in this way. Illustrations of potential dangers and how to secure furniture are given.
Author: Gable, Sara (5 more by this author); Kelly A. Cole
Description: This fact sheet contains a table with information about the United States' injury death rates by type of injury and age and injury prevention tips for children of different ages.
Description: This safety alert warns of the potential danger of accordion-style baby gates. It is possible for a child's head to become caught in one of the openings which could lead to strangulation.
Description: This nursery equipment safety checklist is based on information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Safety checklists for back carriers, bassinets and cradles, bath rings, changing tables, carrier seats, cribs, crib and other toys, gates, high chairs, hook on chairs, pacifiers, playpens, strollers, toy chests, and walkers are included in this comprehensive fact sheet.
Description: According to an estimate by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are 20,000,000 unsafe cribs/play yards either in use or in storage. It's important that parents and other care givers check for safety before putting a baby into a portable crib or play yard. Use this checklist to determine the safety of portable cribs and play yards (mesh cribs).
Author: Bush, Gayle
Description: Understanding how water illnesses can spread during water play and other activities is a first step to keeping young children and caregivers healthy. Water can be used for a number of fun activities with more than one child using the same water.
Author: Carlson, Frances
Description: This NAEYC article explains what big body play is and how adults can supervise and support this type of play.
Description: This fact sheet provides tips to use around the home to prevent lead poisoning. (Note: This resource is also available in html at http://extensionenespanol.net/pubinfo.cfm?pubid=163 and in Spanish as "Evite el envenenamiento con plomo" at
Description: This brief fact sheet gives parents information about substances in the home that are poisonous to children if ingested. Suggestions are given for poison-proofing the home. (Note: This resource is also available in html at http://www.nasdonline.org/document/1697/d001584/protect-your-children-from-poisons-at-home.html and in Spanish as "Proteja a Sus NiÃos de los Venenos en el Hogar" at http://www.nasdonline.org/static_content/documents/1698/d001584s.pdf.) This document was reviewed in 2002.
Author: Hammett, Wlima; Sarah D. Kirby
Description: Fact sheet discussion on how parents can make their homes safe for children, ages 0 to 5 years.