Safety and Wellness

We are committed to helping families raise healthy children. Our videos, articles and flyers provide the latest child and teen health, safety and parenting information. You’ll find resources about injury prevention, fitness, nutrition and other topics to help keep your child or teen safe and healthy.

Complications from the flu can be serious. Regular hand washing and a yearly flu vaccine can help protect your child.

Wearing a helmet on the slopes can help prevent head and brain injuries.

Illness and injuries don’t take a spring break. Seattle Children’s Urgent Care has walk-in appointments on evenings and weekends.

Is Seattle Children’s essential clinical care covered on your health plan?

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Videos

  • Treating Minor Childhood Injuries (00:02:27)

    Seattle Children's Emergency Department doctor Suzan Mazor, MD, shows parents how to take care of a minor burn, bee sting or sprain.

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Articles

    • Booster Seats

      Children use a booster seat when they are too big for a car seat but not big enough for an adult seat belt.

    • Fire Safety

      Would you know what to do if a fire started in your home? Would your kids? Take the time now to review fire safety facts and tips so your family will be prepared in the event of a fire... cont.

Seattle Mama Doc

  • The Seriousness Of Concussions

    This is a guest post from J. Forrest Bennett, an ARNP at Seattle Children’s and Dr Samuel Browd (@DrBrowd) a neurosurgeon who, together with their team, care for children after concussions. Clearly, we’ve all heard more about concussion these past few years. Not just because of pro-football tragedies and lawsuits but also because of the increasing expertise […]

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Videos

  • Kids and Outdoor Play: Tips for Parents (00:01:57)

    Dr. Pooja Tandon of Seattle Children's Research Institute offers tips for parents on how to ensure preschool-age children get outside to play on a daily basis.

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Articles

    • Feeding Your Family

      Busy schedules and easy access to fast food can make it a challenge for families to make healthy food choices. Many families are looking for ideas on how they can improve their family’s... cont.

    • Your Baby’s Emotional Health: Tips for Parents

      Babies’ brains continue to grow and develop after they are born. The first five years are a very important time for development of the brain and emotional health. What happens during this ... cont.