Who is watching the pool?

by admin on June 17, 2017

Sponsored by Capital Insurance Group

CIG Water Watcher tag 2017

When you host or attend a backyard pool party, who is watching the kids in the pool?  If the yard is full of adults, it may feel like someone must be keeping an eye on the pool, but that is not the case.  Adults are busy talking, eating, and having fun at the party.  Make sure kids are actively supervised at all times by choosing a Water Watcher. A Water Watcher is a responsible adult who agrees to watch the kids in the water without distractions and wear a Water Watcher card. After a certain amount of time (such as 15-minutes), the Water Watcher card is passed to another adult, who is responsible for the active supervision.

Download and print your own Safe Kids Water Watcher card here in English, or here in Spanish.  You can also order Water Watcher cards from the Pool Safely campaign here.

Safe Kids Greater Sacramento thanks the new Roseville, CA office of Capital Insurance Group for sponsoring lanyards for Water Watcher cards at our summer 2017 events.

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WHERE DO YOU STORE YOUR MEDICINE?

by admin on March 23, 2017

Do you know where you’re supposed to store your household medicines? You probably know that you should be keeping them up and away and out of sight and reach of young children. But now ask yourself – is that what you’re actually doing?

Safe Kids surveyed 2,000 parents across the country this winter to better understand their knowledge, attitudes and behaviors when it comes to the safe storage of medicine – and the answers were surprising. While 9 in 10 parents agree it’s important to store all medicine up high and out of reach after every use, nearly 7 in 10 report that they aren’t actually doing so.

See more of the survey results and tips for keeping your family safe at www.safekids.org.

 

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2017 California Car Seat Law Changes

December 29, 2016

Have you heard?  Changes to the California car seat law become enforceable on January 1, 2017. New Addition: Starting January 1, 2017, children under 2-years-old must be rear-facing unless they weigh 40 pounds or more, or are 40 inches tall or more. Current Law: Children under age 8 must be buckled into a car seat […]

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Fire Escape Plans: Could Your Family Get Out in Two Minutes?

October 7, 2016

Fire drills. You’ve probably done these at work; your kids do these at school. But data shows that we’re more likely to encounter a fire at home than at work or school, yet only about 1 out of 3 adults say they have created AND practiced a home fire escape plan. Why don’t we practice […]

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Don’t Rush to Flush!

August 15, 2016

What is the Right Way to Dispose of Medications? Meds in the Bin, We All Win! We have talked about the dangers of curious kids getting into medications, and the importance of safe storage at home, but what should you do with unused or expired medications?  Flushing them down the toilet can have harmful effects […]

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