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Child Safety

Did you know? Injuries are the leading cause of death for children, yet most injuries are both predictable and preventable. Parents and caregivers need to actively supervise young children and provide a safe environment for their child to live, grow and play.

  • ConcussionsConcussions
    Recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion.
  • Child sitting in booster seatBooster Seats
    In Ontario, a child must be secured in a booster seat until he or she is 8 years old, or weighs 80 lbs. (36 kg.) or is 4 ft. 9 in. (145 cm.) tall.
  • Family in the poolWater Safety
    Remember to always supervise children when they’re in or around water.
  • Front page of the Give Your Child a Safe Start bookletGive Your Child a Safe Start
    View, download and print the Give Your Child a Safe Start booklet. For young children, most injuries happen in the home.
  • Safety Never Hurts NewsletterSafety Never Hurts Newsletter
    Subscribe to the Safety Never Hurts Newsletter, which is a seasonal newsletter for parents and caregivers of young children.


Contact Us

For more information, please call the Middlesex-London Health Unit at 519-663-5317.

Date of creation: February 27, 2013
Last modified on: March 22, 2023