As the Solley family grew in numbers – from 1 baby to 4 – so did their car seats. From rear-facing infant seats to boosters, their minivan has become a perfect example of how one size car seat doesn’t fit all. “My husband, Charlie, has always been really good about getting our car seats checked […]
Halloween is the one time of year when it’s necessary – even fashionable – for parents to have eyes in the back of their heads. In this Children’s Channel video, Heather Trnka, EMT-P, EMS-I, the injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Summit County, discusses ways to keep little boys and ghouls from […]
Nearly 3.3 million American children live in households with firearms that are, at times, kept loaded and unlocked, according to Safe Kids USA. In this video, injury prevention coordinator Gia Ramsey emphasizes the importance of education and common sense when keeping kids safe in households with guns.
From a well-worn, hand-me-down teddy bear to the latest building blocks set, parents should carefully inspect toys before they make it into the playroom. In this video, Gia Ramsey, injury prevention coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, offers this and several other tips to help ensure a child’s safety at playtime.
About 75 percent of all bicycle-related deaths involving children could have been prevented if they had been wearing a helmet. In this video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the proper use of helmets when using bikes and other wheeled recreational equipment.
A window opening of only 5 inches can be a fall hazard for a curious toddler. In this video, Heather Trnka, injury prevention coordinator at Akron Children’s Hospital, offers tips to help keep kids safe as windows open to welcome the warmer weather.