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Wolfson Children's Hospital Home Safety

Home Safety

Every parent wants their children to grow up healthy and strong in the place where they deserve to feel safest: at home. The good news is that there are simple and easy steps that families can take to protect their children.

Safe Kids Northeast Florida

904.202.4302

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the lead organization for Safe Kids Northeast Florida.

Safety Experts

Safe Kids Northeast Florida works in the community to prevent unintentional injuries in children. Think of us as your go-to source for safety information.

Why Wolfson Advocates for Kids

Advocating for children is the most important part of our mission. Through THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s, we reach beyond the walls of the hospital to promote safe and healthy childhoods for all kids in our region.

Wolfson Children's Hospital The Players Center for Child Health

Home Safety Tips

Useful tips to prevent falls, poisoning, burns, scalds, drownings and more.

Home Safety Checklist

Use this list and go room by room to check all the areas of your home.

Safe Kids Northeast Florida

904.202.4302

THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health at Wolfson Children’s Hospital is the lead organization for Safe Kids Northeast Florida.

TV Tip-Overs

Every 45 minutes, a child is sent to the emergency room due to a TV tipping over. Learn how to secure your TV to prevent injury.

TV and Furniture Tip-Over Prevention Tips

Fire Safety

We partner with Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department and Firehouse Subs to spread the word about fire safety in our community. Qualified families can get a free smoke detector or the batteries in an existing device replaced, by calling 904-630-CITY (2489).

Fire Safety Tips

Medication Safety

Parents and grandparents can get busy with the daily demands of life and easily forget medicine dangers lurking in the home, but there are things you can do to keep children safe from harm.

Medication Safety Tips

Battery Safety

As young children develop, they often learn by touch and by putting things into their mouths. Every three hours a child is treated in an emergency room after swallowing a button battery, but there are few things you can do to keep batteries where they belong.

Button Battery Safety Tips

Laundry Packet Safety

Liquid laundry detergent packets are designed to dissolve in water, so when they come in contact with a child's wet hands or mouths, they start to dissolve and might release the concentrated liquid. A few simple steps can help avoid poisoning.

Liquid Laundry Packet Safety Tips

Special Needs Children - Home Safety Video Series

This video series provides simple, step-by-step instructions to help families of children with physical, developmental or cognitive disabilities stay safe in the home.

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