Bike Helmets: Quick-Fit Check (PDF)
Bike Helmets: Quick-Fit Check (Spanish) (PDF)
Finding the Right Bike
Safety Gear for Sports and Play
Ask KOMO: Bike Helmet Safety (02:01)
Dr. Tony Woodward talks about the importance of bike helmets and offers three easy tips to ensure your child's helmet fits correctly.
Keeping Kids Safe Through Bike Helmet Fittings (00:01:22)
Helping parents keep their children safe is part of our mission. Bike helmet fittings and giveaways are one way in which we keep our commitment to the community. Also see Ask KOMO: Bike Helmet Safety.
Booster Seats (PDF)
Booster Seats (Amharic) (PDF)
Booster Seats (Chinese) (PDF)
Booster Seats (Oromo) (PDF)
Booster Seats (Somali) (PDF)
Booster Seats (Spanish) (PDF)
Booster Seats (Vietnamese) (PDF)
Road Rules for Little Passengers
Rules of the Road for Teen Drivers
The Dangers of Leaving Your Child Alone in a Car
Aftermarket Car Seat Products
Booster Seat Safety
Buckle Up! Your Bundles of Love (PDF)
Car Seat Safety
Choosing Safe Baby Products: Infant SeatsandChild Safety Seats
Mirando hacia atrás hasta los 2 años (Rear-Facing Until 2) (0:00:30)
En este video de 30 segundos aprenda por quÃ© los niÃ±os deben ir en el asiento trasero mirando hacia atrÃ¡s hasta los 2 aÃ±os o hasta que lleguen al lÃmite de estatura o de peso para su...cont.
Rear-Facing Until 2 (0:00:30)
In this 30-second video, learn why children should ride in the back seat in a rear-facing car seat until they are age 2, or until they reach the upper weight or height limit for their seat.
Are Infant Walkers Safe?
Choosing Safe Baby Products
Choosing Safe Baby Products: Bathtubs
Choosing Safe Baby Products: Carriers
Choosing Safe Baby Products: Changing Tables
Choosing Safe Baby Products: Cribs
Choosing Safe Baby Products: Gates
Choosing Safe Baby Products: Playpens
Choosing Safe Baby Products: Strollers
Choosing Safe Baby Products: Toys
Choosing Safe Toys
Magnet Safety (0:00:30)
Dr. Julie Brown, co-director of Emergency Medicine Research, discusses the danger of powerful magnets.cont.
Helping Teens Learn to Drive
Disasters and Scary Events: Helping Children Cope (PDF)
Emergency Contact Sheet
Natural Disasters: How Families Can Help
How Can We Tell if Our Home's Paint Contains Lead?
How Do I Get My Child Tested for Lead Poisoning?
Healthlink: Protecting Children from Chemicals (00:03:00)
Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana discusses the dangers of environmental chemicals.cont.
Falls Instruction Sheet
Head Injuries (PDF)
Ask KOMO: Window Safety (00:01:31)
Dr. Tony Woodward discusses the steps you can take in your home to prevent window falls.
Encouraging a Healthy Body Image
Healthy Food Shopping
How Can Families Be Healthier?
How Can I Improve My Child's Eating Habits?
How Do I Tell My Son He's Adopted?
Is the Cinnamon Challenge Dangerous?
Kids and Food: 10 Tips for Parents
Kids and On-the-Go Nutrition
Making the Holidays Safe
One Formula for a Healthy Lifestyle
Organic and Other Environmentally Friendly Foods
Sports and Energy Drinks: Should Your Child Drink Them?
Summer Safety Tips
Taking Care of Your Grandchildren
Why Is Breakfast So Important?
Why Is Hand Washing So Important?
Electrical, HeatingandCooling: Household Safety Checklist
Kitchen: Household Safety Checklist
Guns in the Home
Guns in the Home (PDF)
Guns in the Home (Spanish) (PDF)
Locking Devices Brochure (PDF)
Teens, Depression and Guns (PDF)
Teens, Depression and Guns (Spanish) (PDF)
Food Safety for Your Family
A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween
Halloween Candy Hints
Healthy Halloween Habits: Tips From Parents
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips (00:01:50)
Dr. Tony Woodward offers trick-or-treating safety tips so parents and children can have a "ghoulish" good time on Halloween.
All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety
Bike Helmet Safety
Helmets for Winter Sports
Helmets for Winter Sports (PDF)
Helmets for Winter Sports (Spanish) (PDF)
Safety Tips: Skateboarding
Safety Tips: Skiing
Safety Tips: Snowboarding
Backyard and Pool: Household Safety Checklist
Bathroom, Laundry, and Garage: Household Safety Checklist
Bedrooms: Household Safety Checklist
Childproofing and Preventing Household Accidents
Childproofing Cut and Carry
First-Aid Kit for Home (PDF)
First-Aid Kit for Home (Spanish) (PDF)
Household Safety Checklists
Household Safety: Preventing Burns, Shocks, and Fires
Household Safety: Preventing Choking
Household Safety: Preventing Cuts
Household Safety: Preventing Drowning
Household Safety: Preventing Injuries From Falling, Climbing, and Grabbing
Household Safety: Preventing Injuries From Firearms
Household Safety: Preventing Injuries in the Crib
Household Safety: Preventing Strangulation and Entrapment
Household Safety: Preventing Suffocation
Safe Exploring for Preschoolers
Safe Exploring for Toddlers
Safety Checklist for Home (PDF)
Safety Checklist for Home (Spanish) (PDF)
WallsandFloors, DoorsandWindows, Furniture, Stairways: Household Safety Checklist
Button Battery Safety Tips (00:03:37)
Safety tips for preventing children from accidentally swallowing small lithium "button" batteries. Plus, a list of possible symptoms to look for if you think your child may have ingested a battery,...cont.
Healthlink: Holiday Hazards (00:02:32)
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson gives advice on child proofing your home during the holidays.
Poison Prevention Home Tour: How to Keep Your Home Safe (00:02:48)
As any parent will tell you, children are a curious bunch, and that curiosity can sometimes spell danger. In this brief, 3-minute video, Seattle Children's Emergency Department doctor Suzan Mazor,...cont.
Prevent Dog Bites (2:15)
Dr. Tony Woodward gives tips for parents to prevent dog bites to children.
How to Prevent Scalding Burns (2:57)
If you love a hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning, youll want to pay close attention. Hot liquids are the most common cause of burns in young children. Dr. Linda Quan suggests ways to prevent...cont.
Keep Children Away from Power Mowers (2:27)
Seattle family is warning others about the danger of riding lawn mowers after one little boy’s life was changed, literally in the blink of an eye.
Six-year-old Ethan Gallmeyer’s grandfather recalls...cont.
Cold, Ice, and Snow Safety
Frostbite Instruction Sheet
Preventing Dog Bites
Summer Safety Tips (PDF)
Summer Safety Tips (Spanish) (PDF)
Winter Safety Tips
This 30-second video features Dr. Samuel R. Browd, attending neurosurgeon and medical director of Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program, defining concussion, listing the signs and urging you...cont.
Los Buenos Hábitos Hacen Niños Más Saludables, Pt. 3 de 3: La Prevención de Lesiones (0:08:42)
Hoy dia en que las familias enfrentan nuevos retos para mantener a sus hijos saludables y seguros, parece haber mÃ¡s preguntas que respuestas. Conozca los pasos bÃ¡sicos para mejorar el bienestar de...cont.
Blood Test: Lead
Crib Safety (PDF)
Crib Safety (Spanish) (PDF)
High Chair Safety (PDF)
High Chair Safety (Spanish) (PDF)
Playpen Safety (PDF)
Playpen Safety (Spanish) (PDF)
Recalled Products (PDF)
Recalled Products (Spanish) (PDF)
Ask KOMO: Children's Pedestrian Safety (1:55)
Watch this short video to see Dr. Ben Danielson share practical tips on pedestrian safety for kids.
5 Ways to Bully-Proof Your Kid
How Can I Ensure My Teen's Safety on the Internet?
How Can I Protect My Child From Strangers Online?
How Can I Teach Kids to Be Smart About Strangers?
Leaving Your Child Home Alone
Making Sure Your Teen's Job Is Safe
Playground Safety for Your Child with Special Needs (Russian) (PDF)
Playground Safety for Your Child with Special Needs (Spanish) (PDF)
Playground Safety for Your Child with Special Needs (Vietnamese) (PDF)
Playground Safety (00:03:39)
Use these tips from Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson to make you and your child's trip to the playground both fun and safe.
Household Safety: Preventing Poisoning
U.S. Poison Control Centers
Skateboard, Scooter and Skating Safety (PDF)
Skateboard, Scooter and Skating Safety (Spanish) (PDF)
Healthlink: Winter Sports (00:02:46)
Dr. Cora Breuner provides tips on preventing winter sports injuries.
Safety on the Slopes (5:23)
Cold-Weather Sports and Your Family
Kids and Exercise
Prevent Sports Injuries in Children and Teens
Preventing and Treating Basketball Injuries
Preventing Children's Sports Injuries
Safety Tips: Baseball
Safety Tips: Basketball
Safety Tips: Hockey
Safety Tips: Sledding
Sports, Exercise, and Diabetes
Strength Training and Your Child
Ask KOMO: Concussions (00:02:11)
Dr. Monique Burton covers the signs and symptoms of concussions, along with treatment and tips for preventing concussions. Learn more about sports concussions and Seattle Children's Sports Concussion...cont.
Ask KOMO: Preventing Sports Injuries (1:42)
Learn ways to prevent sports injuries in children from Dr. Cora Breuner.
Healthlink: Concussions in Children (00:02:56)
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen offers tips for preventing concussions in children.
Hidden Heart Problems (3:41)
Children with heart diseases should not play competitive sports. Yet young athletes with inherited heart conditions often go undiagnosed, and can die unexpectedly during practice or a game....cont.
Keeping Young Athletes in the Game (0:51:58)
In this KOMO TV Special, host Molly Shen shares stories of how the team at Children's helps kids stay in the game amidst sports injuries and healthcare conditions. The program will cover areas such...cont.
Prevent Sports Injuries (4:16)
Dr. Bruder Stapleton talks about why kids are vulnerable to sports injuries and how to prevent them.
Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke Instruction Sheet
Sunburn Instruction Sheet
Healthlink: Teen Tanning Beds (00:03:25)
Seattle Children's pediatrician Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson comments on the AAP's recommendations that governments ban minors' access to tanning salons.
Choosing Safe Toys for School-Age Kids
Choosing Safe Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Smart Toys for Every Age
Toy Safety (PDF)
Toy Safety (Spanish) (PDF)
Toy Safety for the Holidays
Do My Kids Need Vaccines Before Traveling?
Evaluate Your Child's Lyme Disease Risk
Flying and Your Child's Ears
How Can I Protect My Family From Ticks?
Road Trip Boredom Busters
Staying Healthy While You Travel
Tick Removal: A Step-by-Step Guide
Woods and Camping Safety for the Whole Family
Kids Water Safety Activity Booklet (PDF)
Life Jackets for Children and Teens (PDF)
Life Jackets for Children and Teens (Spanish) (PDF)
Swimming in Seattle (English) (PDF)
Swimming in Seattle (English, Spanish) (PDF)
Swimming in Seattle (English, Vietnamese) (PDF)
Water Safety for Children 6 to 11 Years Old (PDF)
Water Safety for Children 6 to 11 Years Old (Cantonese) (PDF)
Water Safety for Children 6 to 11 Years Old (Spanish) (PDF)
Water Safety for Children 6 to 11 Years Old (Vietnamese) (PDF)
Water Safety for Children Birth to 5 (PDF)
Water Safety for Children Birth to 5 Years (Cantonese) (PDF)
Water Safety for Children Birth to 5 Years (Spanish) (PDF)
Water Safety for Children Birth to 5 Years (Vietnamese) (PDF)
Water Safety for Children with Epilepsy or Seizures (PDF)
Water Safety for Children with Epilepsy or Seizures (Spanish) (PDF)
Water Safety for Children with Epilepsy or Seizures (Vietnamese) (PDF)
Water Safety for Teens 12 to 18 Years (PDF)
Water Safety for Teens 12 to 18 Years (Spanish) (PDF)
Water Safety Tips for Families (PDF)
Water Safety Tips for Families (Cantonese) (PDF)
Water Safety Tips for Families (Somali) (PDF)
Water Safety Tips for Families (Spanish) (PDF)
Water Safety Tips for Families (Vietnamese) (PDF)
Everyone Swims (0:06:36)
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Protect your kids from certain cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. Get your girls and boys vaccinated when they are 11 or 12, or as soon as possible if they’re already 13 or older. The vaccine is a series of three doses. Be sure your child completes the whole series for the best protection. If you have questions...
Vaccine is the best way to prevent seasonal flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine each year, whether it’s as a shot or as a nasal spray. Your healthcare provider can help you choose the right form. Get the vaccine for your family as soon as you are able, and be sure to ask anyone who takes care of your child to get the...
La vacuna es lo mejor para prevenir la influenza o gripe de la temporada. Desde los 6 meses en adelante, todos debemos vacunarnos cada año. Algunas vacunas para la influenza se inyectan y otras se dan por la nariz, en aerosol. Su médico puede ayudarle a escoger la mejor para usted. Lleve a su familia a vacunarse en cuanto pueda y asegúrese de que...
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