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halloween safety tips

Halloween Safety Tips from Jessica Mitchell, Safe Kids Pima County


I love celebrating Halloween with my family, but I must admit I feel like I’m holding my breath all evening. Like many Tucson neighborhoods, ours has few street lights and on Oct. 31, kids are EVERYWHERE, often in dark costumes, often zigzagging across the roads to trick or treat. It’s a safety nightmare! Did you know that children are more…

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Tips to help baby sleep safely

Tips to help your baby sleep safely

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There is nothing more beautiful than a sleeping baby, especially for parents who are often overtired themselves. Our experts share the following simple tips so you can create a safe sleeping environment for your baby: Help Your Baby Sleep Safely Lay your baby on his or her back to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). If you’re worried about keeping…

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ACT to prevent heatstroke deaths in cars

ACT now to prevent heatstroke related deaths in cars – What you can do.


Hot summer days across the country have contributed to more than 16 child deaths so far this year from heatstroke when children were alone in vehicles. Safe Kids Pima County reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in cars, and if you see a child alone in a car, call 911 first and then act to get the child out of the…

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‘Who put this car seat in?’ – Serious wreck tests mom’s skill at installing car seat


As the mom of a 2 year old, Amber Bermudez is the first to admit that when it came to installing her son’s car seat, she would always have somebody else do it. “I would have other people do it for me because I didn’t want to mess up on something that important,” she said.  Then one evening this past summer, she…

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Don't throw out that old, unwanted or expired car seats! Put it to good use through this new program


Reposted from Tucson Medical Center You know your child’s old car seat that’s been sitting in your garage collecting dust because – quite frankly – you don’t know what to do with it?  Just tossing it in a dumpster seems wasteful.  Trying to sell it isn’t the answer either since both buying and selling secondhand seats is considered an unethical…

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Vest It Up!


Kohl’s Cares® and TMC for Children are proud to announce… Kohl’s Cares® Vest It Up! Free swim lessons at local YMCA locations Free PFD! – US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices for kids completing swim classes Available to kids ages 4 through 17 Swim lessons and PFDs when used together are known to keep kids safer in and around water Always remember the ABCs…

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Dream Big – Every Child a Swimmer


The goal – Every child safe, every child a swimmer Yes, you  read that right: Every child in Tucson and Pima County a swimmer and safe in the water. The goal is high, but important, and the YMCA of Southern Arizona along with partners TMC for Children, Safe Kids Tucson, the Margaret E. Mooney Foundation, the Tucson Conquistadores, Wells Fargo, and…

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Hot Cars Can Quickly Become Deadly for Children – Safe Kids Tucson Urges Tucson Residents to Help Protect Children from Heat Stroke

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Hot summer days across the country contributed to more than nine child deaths this year from heat stroke when children were left unattended in vehicles. Safe Kids Pima County reminds caregivers to never leave children alone in cars. That message has been driven home this week in Arizona after a DPS dog left in a patrol car for an hour on Wednesday had to be…

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