Safety and Wellness

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Prevent Window Falls
Prevent Window Falls
Screens keep bugs out, not children in. Window falls are a common cause of serious injuries and death, and children ages 2 to 5 are at the greatest risk.
Learn how to keep your child safe
Orthopedics - Concussions - Don't Ignore the Signs
Concussions: Don't Ignore the Signs
Concussions can cause serious brain injuries. Know how to recognize the signs and learn what to do if you suspect a concussion.
Video on signs to look for
Science Block Party 2016
Free Science Block Party
Join us Sept. 10 for "hands-on" learning and fun at Seattle Children's Research Institute.
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Videos

  • Window Fall Prevention (00:00:31)

    This 30-second video features Dr. Carlos Villavicencio of Seattle Children’s Hospital giving tips for preventing window falls.

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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.

    • Summer Safety Tips

      Whether your kids are home for summer, on the road with you or away at camp, use these tips to keep your family safe and healthy.

Seattle Mama Doc

  • Doing Something New

    Over the weekend I took a trapeze lesson. Like a real one — one where in a matter of minutes an instructor quickly details how to get the safety harness on, how to jump up to the bar, throw your legs over, arch your back and fly through the air. The goal is to learn (rapidly) […]

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Videos

  • Cyberbullying (00:00:31)

    Cyberbullying is bullying that happens using electronic technology. It can include mean or embarrassing photos, videos or comments posted on social media or sent by text. Sometimes teens don’t want... cont.

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Articles

    • 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.

    • 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.