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.

Toddlers are a curious bunch and can easily reach medicines or cleaning products lying around the house. Help prevent poisonings in your home.

Explore our resources on nutrition and fitness, including recipes for every meal.

Many basketball injuries can be prevented. When your child is injured, some injuries can be treated at home and some require treatment by a specialist.

One out of ten children in Washington state has asthma, which can cause school absences and visits to the hospital.

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Featured In Safety

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

  • Sleep Debt And “The Great Sleep Recession”

    Teens in the U.S. aren’t getting enough sleep and it’s not getting better as time unfolds. After days of too little sleep we accrue a “debt” of sleep. An article out earlier this month details the long-term effects of chronically tired teens, “The Great Sleep Recession” the reality that as teens progress from middle school […]

Featured In Wellness

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.