Safety and Wellness

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Featured In Safety

Videos

  • Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention (00:30:00)

    78% percent of all firearm deaths in Washington state are suicides. Learn how to store firearms safely using triple safe storage. Learn more at seattlechildrens.org/firearmsafety.

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Articles

    • Booster Seats

      A booster seat is a car seat without a harness. It raises a child up so the lap and shoulder belt fit right. Children use a booster seat when they are too big for a car seat but not big enough for an... cont.

    • Safety Checklist for Home

      Use this checklist to help make your home a safer place for children. Share it with your child’s caregivers or grandparents, so that their homes will be safer to visit.

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Videos

  • 2017–2018 Flu Vaccine Recommendations (00:01:28)

    Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson explains the 2017–2018 flu vaccine recommendations.

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Articles

    • 7-5-2-1-0 Tips

      Your actions and what you model for your family can help guide your child to make healthy choices about what they eat and how to stay active.

    • Disasters and Scary Events: Helping Children Cope

      As a parent, you can't control natural disasters or events in our world, but you can help your child cope when they do happen. The following tips provide ideas for helping your child feel safe,... cont.