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.

Mental Health Warning Signs
Mental Health Warning Signs
One in 10 kids will have a mental health problem that needs treatment. Learn the signs.
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Enjoy the Water Safely
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Prevent Underage Marijuana Use
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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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  • No Benzocaine For Teething Babies

    Hallelujah, I’ve been saying I don’t like teething gels since 2010. This is a PSA for all parents out there trying to help soothe their teething baby. Today, the FDA came out and said avoid using over-the-counter teething products containing benzocaine. That means no teething gels like Anbesol, Baby Orajel, Cepacol, Chloraseptic, Hurricaine, Orabase, Orajel, […]

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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.