#BabySafetyMonth – Week 1

September 5, 2019

September has been designated as the National Baby Safety Month. This month has been sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (“JPMA”). JPMA’s challenge is helping to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of properly choosing and using all the best products for their child’s age and developmental stage as outlined by the manufacturer.

This series will begin by looking at motor vehicle safety. According to Safe Kids Wisconsin, sponsored by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 2-14 and the leading cause of injury-related death for children younger than two years old. When installed and used correctly, child safety seats and safety belts can prevent injuries and save lives. Young children restrained in child safety seats have an 80 percent lower risk of fatal injury than those who are unrestrained.

Car seat fitting stations are located throughout Wisconsin. Locally, the following are a few sites that are providing volunteer, certified child passenger safety technicians to help families make sure children are riding safely. Please note the following information which is applicable to all sites:

• Each event is free and open to the public.
• Appointments are encouraged.
• Families without appointments will be seen as time allows.
• Low-cost car seats available for purchase when making appointment.
• Child and vehicle must be present.
• Grandparents are welcome.

MILWAUKEE, WI

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Car Seat Check – Milwaukee
Muslim Community and Health Center Parking Lot
803 West Layton Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53221
To make an appointment or to reserve your car seat call COA 414-263-8397

WAUKESHA, WI

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Car Seat Check – Waukesha
Waukesha Fire Department – Station 1
130 West St. Paul Avenue
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
To make an appointment, go to: www.safekidswi. org/w

GREENFIELD, WI

Saturday, October 5, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Car Seat Check – Greenfield
Greenfield Fire Department, Station 91
5330 West Layton Avenue
Greenfield, Wisconsin 53220
To make an appointment or to reserve your car seat call the Greenfield Health Department at 414-329- 5275.

Beloved, if you know a parent of an infant or a small child, gift these articles in this series to them in honor of #BabySafetyMonth.

Next Week: Continuation

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