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Give Your Child a Safe Start

Every year the Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre treats thousands of injured children. Give Your Child a Safe Start (PDF 2.4MB) wants to help you keep your children healthy and safe.

 
  • Front page of the Give Your Child a Safe Start bookletGive Your Child a Safe Start (PDF 2.4MB)
    View, download and print the Give Your Child a Safe Start booklet. For young children, most injuries happen in the home.
  • image of a doctorVideo #1: Safe Start - Introduction
    For young children, most injuries happen in the home. You can prevent injuries by taking a few simple steps.
  • image of father lifting child in chairVideo #2: Preventing Falls
    Falls are the most common cause of injury to babies and children. Find out ways to keep your children safe from falls.
  • mother and child running hot bathVideo #3: Burns and Scalds
    Burns are the second leading cause of injury to children under 5 years of age. Watch this video to find out ways to keep your young one safe.
 
  • image of woman looking at cleaning productsVideo #4: Poisoning
    Nearly half of all poisonings occur in children younger than 6 years of age and most of these poisonings happen in the home. Find out ways to keep your children safe from poisoning.
  • Child putting toys in mouthVideo #5: Choking
    There are lots of hazards in the home that put children at risk for choking. Find out which items should be kept out of reach.
  • Man installing a car seatVideo #6: Safety in the Car
    Car crashes are the leading cause of death and serious injury to children in Canada. Find out ways to keep your children safe on each and every ride.
  • image of stroller, high chair and car seatVideo #7: Product Safety
    Did you know? Each and every day children are injured from products. Find out how to keep up to date on which products are safe for your children.
  • image of father helping child with life jacket into a poolVideo #8: Water Safety
    Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children aged 1-14 years of age. Find out ways to keep your children safe when they are in, on or around water.
  • image of child in crib with no bumper padsVideo #9: Safe Sleeping
    Creating a safe environment for baby to sleep can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Find out ways to provide your child with a safe sleep environment.
  • image of doctorVideo #10: Conclusion
    A final message for parents and caregivers from the Associate Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma at London Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Neil Merritt.
 
Date of creation: January 14, 2014
Last modified on: February 29, 2016