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Family Life/Head Start: Health & Nutrition & Safety

Library resources for Parents about their preschool children and parenting.

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This page provides some titles and related links on child health and nutrition

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Health

Nutrition

Safety

As parents, we want to keep our children safe from harm.  Take steps to keep your children safe:

  • Install the right child safety seat in your car
  • Teach children how to cross the street safely
  • Make sure they wear the right gear and equipment for sports
  • Install and test smoke alarms
  • Store medicines, cleaners, and other dangerous substances in locked cabinets
  • Babyproof your home
  • Don't leave small chidren unattended

Poisoning Prevention   KidsHealth 

  • Don't rely on the package. Child-resistant does not mean childproof
  • Never prepare or give medication in the dark
  • Never leave vitamin, aspirin, or other medicine bottles on kitchen tables, other easy to get to places
  • Never tell a child that medicine tastes like candy
  • Keep cleaning products and alcohol out of reach
  • Discard used button cell batteries
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