From Crib to Kindergarten: The Essential Child Safety Guide

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In childhood, the occasional bump or scrape comes with the territory. But serious injury is another matter, creating anxiety for even the most experienced parent.

Fortunately, unintentional injury can be prevented. In this essential guide, an eminent child safety specialist explains how to reduce the risk of childhood injury at home—and beyond. Her tips help protect children from birth to age five—those who are most vulnerable to serious injury. She describes how to provide a ...

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Overview

In childhood, the occasional bump or scrape comes with the territory. But serious injury is another matter, creating anxiety for even the most experienced parent.

Fortunately, unintentional injury can be prevented. In this essential guide, an eminent child safety specialist explains how to reduce the risk of childhood injury at home—and beyond. Her tips help protect children from birth to age five—those who are most vulnerable to serious injury. She describes how to provide a safe environment during the daily activities of sleeping, eating, bathing, dressing, playing, and traveling. The major hazards and potential injuries associated with each activity are identified along with the age when the child is at greatest risk. Illustrations, checklists, and summary charts complement the text and put valuable lessons and critical information at parents’ fingertips.

From Crib to Kindergarten is an indispensable "how to" for parents, grandparents, teachers, babysitters, and daycare providers.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Literally, a lifesaver, From Crib to Kindergarten is a must-read not only for parents, teachers, and child care professionals, and should be an absolutely mandatory study text for first time baby-sitters.
Injury Prevention
The book is unusually accessible and can be used both as a text and a reference guide by parents with little formal education... The book is chock full of helpful diagrams that deliver clear safety messages.

— E. Cadieux

Injury Prevention - E. Cadieux
The book is unusually accessible and can be used both as a text and a reference guide by parents with little formal education... The book is chock full of helpful diagrams that deliver clear safety messages.
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Here, in an effort to help readers "recognize and reduce hazards so . . . children can be as safe from injury as possible," Drago offers hundreds of tips on how to provide a safe environment for daily activities, concentrating on small children in the home setting. The author has ten years of experience at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and has worked as a private safety consultant for more than 20 years. Her charts and checklists offer quick reminders for the ages at which children are at greatest risk for certain injuries. She outlines key prevention measures for risks associated with young children's (from birth to age five) daily activities, including sleeping, eating, and bathing. This book is packed with indispensable advice and is an essential resource and reference guide for parents and caregivers. Recommended for all public libraries.
—Kari Ramstrom

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801885709
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 600,222
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy A. Drago, M.P.H., has thirty years of experience in the field of safety, having worked at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for nearly ten years and as a private safety consultant for the last twenty years, with a focus on infants and children. She actively and voluntarily participates in the development of safety standards that involve consumer products, especially those intended for children, and she has taught for SAFE KIDS events, adult education programs, and parents' groups.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Keeping Your Child Safe from Injury: An Introduction     1
Good Night, Sleep Tight: Sleep Safety     23
Splish Splash: Bathing and Dressing     43
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater: Food Safety     58
It's Playtime! Toys, Games, and Playgrounds     76
Are We There Yet? Traveling Near and Far     107
Upstairs, Downstairs, and All Around the House     123
Safety, Room by Room     145
Injury Prevention Summary Charts     167
Resources     185
Bibliography     189
Index     193
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