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Child Safety

Keep my home safe. Keep me safe.
Childhood injuries are preventable. Sanford Children's Safety Center has quality safety products for purchase and educational tips and tools to help you make your home safe.

  • Safety product demonstrations
  • Room-by-room checklists
  • Safety education

Sanford Children's Safety Center has demonstration areas replicating child safety proofing in rooms found in typical households. You and your family can learn how to create a safe home environment just by visiting the center and walking through the various demonstration areas we've created.

Get all your safety questions answered at Sanford Children's Safety Center.

Areas of Child Safety

Home safety
Protecting children from the innocent dangers of the house is one of the most important job a parent has. Find the safety products you need at the Sanford Children's Safety Center.

Kitchen safety
The kitchen is an area that many parents choose to make a no-baby zone and for good reason. Find out more at our kitchen safety area.

Bathroom safety
Bath time is usually a fun time for kids. However, drowning is the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in children ages 1-4, and the bathtub is a primary place where drowning occurs. Visit the bathroom area at Sanford Children's Safety Center and see what you can do to keep your child safe in the bathroom.

Bedroom safety
Kids spend time alone in their bedrooms, making this space particularly prone to safety concerns. Simple things like window blinds have been recalled due to injuries they caused to children. Learn more about common bedroom items that could be potentially dangerous to young children at the bedroom section.

Outdoor safety
Kids can get some exercise and have a lot of fun playing in the outdoors. Whether your children are playing on playgrounds, swimming in pools or just playing in the sun in your yard, there are always potential hazards for injury. Make outside safe with tips you will learn at the center.

Choking hazards
Choking is a very common cause of unintentional injury or death in children under age one, and the danger remains significant until the age of five. At Sanford Children's Safety Center, you can learn everything you need to know to prevent potential choking incidents.

Toy safety
Play is an important part of a child's day. During the early years, there is a tremendous amount of learning that happens and toys provide children with a means to explore and learn. Sanford Children's Safety Center staff can show you what toys are safe and encourage your child's development.

Safe Sleep/Back to Sleep and Crib Safety
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death for infants 0-12 months of age. Taking precautionary measures before you lay your baby down to sleep can put your mind at ease and prevent injury and tragedies. Our safe sleep demonstration area gives you the tools to help keep your sleeping baby safe.

Car safety
Using a car seat (child safety seat) is the best protection you can give your child when traveling by car. Every state in the United States requires that an infant or small child be restrained. And with good reason — unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in children, and most such injuries are automobile crashes. You can gain lifesaving car-safety skills by visiting the car safety demonstration area at the safety center.

Safety Recalls
It seems like every day we hear about another safety recall. Whether it's horizontal blinds that pose a hanging risk or it's a seemingly harmless bath toy, safety recalls are important. At Sanford Children's Safety Center, we stay up to date on all child safety recalls so that we can keep you informed to risks that may be present in your homes.

Keep Me Safe Checklist

These documents describe characteristics of children in that age group, and provide helpful checklists to parents and caregivers.

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Child safety proofing products are available to purchase at the Sanford Children's Safety Center. Gates, outlet covers and doorknob covers all provide a safer environment for your little ones.