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ThinkFirst Safety Tips from the Kessler Foundation!

Smarty Pants Mama: ThinkFirst Safety Tips from the Kessler Foundation!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

ThinkFirst Safety Tips from the Kessler Foundation!

As we're just about midway through the summer it's a great SMART MAMA move to be reminded of some life saving safety tips for our munchkins. Thank you to the Kessler Foundation,, one of the largest nonprofits serving people with physical disabilities, for providing these great reminders!

Kessler Foundation ThinkFirst Safety Tips:

  1. Check all outdoor toys that have been stored during the winter to insure no wheels are lose, no pieces are missing and there is no other wear that would make it unsafe for children.

  2. Children should wear a helmet every time they ride their bike, skateboard or rollerblade. Studies have shown wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of a head injuries by as much as 85 percent.

  3. When purchasing a helmet insure that it fits properly and meets or exceeds the safety standards developed by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and/or the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

  4. It is recommended that young children do not dive. Older children should do so in at least eight feet of water with arms extended out in front.

  5. Always require children to wear a seatbelt while riding in a car and check to insure the belt is snug across their hips.

Thank you to the Kessler Foundation for providing these great, useful tips for Smart Mamas!




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