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Baby Basics. By the Downers Grove Fire & Police Departments. Baby Basics. Who we are Who are you, why are you here? To educate, not intimidate. History of Baby Basics. Injury Prevention Coalition Fire Dept. Police Dept. County Health Dept. Local Hospitals. Injury Awareness/Prevention.

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Baby basics

Baby Basics

By the Downers Grove Fire & Police Departments


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Baby Basics

  • Who we are

  • Who are you, why are you here?

  • To educate, not intimidate


History of baby basics

History of Baby Basics

  • Injury Prevention Coalition

    • Fire Dept.

    • Police Dept.

    • County Health Dept.

    • Local Hospitals


Injury awareness prevention

Injury Awareness/Prevention

  • Understanding the dangers to your baby

    • Traumatic

    • Medical

  • Take steps to eliminate hazards inside & outside of your home


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Trauma


Falls

Falls

  • Head Injuries

  • Fractures

  • Dislocations

  • Lacerations


Blunt injuries from heavy objects

Blunt injuries from heavy objects

  • Loose furniture

    • Book Shelves

    • Dressers

    • TV

    • Tool box

    • BBQ Grills


Burns from scalding water

Burns from Scalding Water

  • Bath Tubs & Showers

  • Boiling water on the stove

  • Coffee/Tea


Electrical burns

Electrical Burns

  • Outlets

  • Appliance Cords


Thermal burns

Thermal Burns

  • Stove

  • Fireplace

  • Space Heaters

  • Matches/Lighters

  • Light bulbs


Chemical burns

Chemical Burns

  • Cabinet Locks

  • Keep out of reach


Burns from the sun

Burns from the sun

  • First 12 months keep out of direct sun

  • Babies do not need a tan

  • No lotion up to one year old


First aid

First aid

  • Cool a burn

  • Cover


Bleeding

Bleeding

  • Pressure – add bandage & do not remove

  • Elevate

  • ICE

  • No tourniquets


Drowning

Drowning

  • Bath tubs

  • Pools

  • Lakes/ponds/rivers

  • 5 gallon buckets

  • Toilets


Respiratory

Respiratory

  • Suffocation

  • SIDS

  • Choking


Suffocation

Suffocation


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SIDS

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the sudden and unexplained death of a child less than 1 year old.

  • For more information contact:

    SIDS Alliance

    1-800-221-7437

    www.sidsalliance.org


Choking

Choking

  • Blind Cords

  • Electrical Cords

  • Rope

  • Wire

  • Bottles propped up

  • Food

  • Small objects


Shaken baby syndrome

Shaken Baby Syndrome

  • Never shake, bounce, toss or play roughly

  • This can cause serious injuries…even death

  • Work together


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Medical


Seizures

Seizures

Febrile Seizures

  • Caused from a fever “too hot”

  • Cool the child down


Respiratory system

Respiratory System

  • Is the number 1 cause of cardiac arrest

  • Children have strong/healthy hearts

  • Children are nose breathers for the 1st three months


Respiratory illness

Respiratory Illness

  • Croup

    • Upper Airway infection

    • Produces a “Seal-like” bark

  • Epiglottitis

    • Caused by a swollen epiglottis

    • Needs IMMEDIATE care


Allergic reactions

Allergic Reactions

  • Signs and symptoms

  • Food

  • Medicine

  • Lotions


Dehydration

Dehydration

  • Fontanel is sunken in

  • No Tears

  • Dry Diaper


Poisonings

Poisonings

  • Poisons, Medicines, & Plants

    • Keep locked up

    • Keep out of reach

    • Keep in original containers

    • Poison Control

      • 1-800-222-1222


Inside outside hazards

Inside & Outside Hazards


Childproofing your home

Childproofing your home

  • Danger Zone – crawl where the child can crawl to, on,and/or reach

  • Outlets/Appliance Cords

  • Cabinet Locks/Knob Covers

  • Safety Gates

  • Safe Zone


Crib safety

Crib Safety

  • Keep the crib, bassinet or cradle away from windows,window cords and heaters

  • Spaces between slats are 2 3/8” or narrower

  • Snug mattress

  • No pillow, cushions, stuffed animals or small toys


Fireplaces

Fireplaces

  • Doors

  • Screens

  • Gas Heaters

  • Safe Zone


Walkers

Walkers

  • Stairs

  • Child Gates

  • Driveways


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Pool

  • Don’t let children out of your sight…even for a minute

  • Be aware of other peoples pools, not just your own


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Pets

  • Seek medical attention for all dog bites

  • Contact the police for vaccination information


Bikes roller blades scooters

Bikes, Roller Blades, & Scooters

  • Helmets

  • Pads


Children outside the home

Children outside the home

  • Never leave a child alone in a car…even for a minute

  • Don’t allow your child to play in or around a car


Car seats

Car Seats

  • Lecture to follow by the Downers Grove Police Department


Family safety points

Family Safety Points


Fire safety and prevention

Fire Safety and Prevention

  • Smoke Detectors

    • Check Monthly

    • Change the clocks/change the batteries

  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    • Types

    • Placement


Edith

EDITH

Exit

Drills

InHave 2 ways out

The

Home


Recommended resources

Recommended resources

  • Good Samaritan CPR classes

  • Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall Hotline

  • Downers Grove Fire Public Education Website

  • Poison Control Center


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Keepyour baby safe

Understand the dangers

Provide safe play areas

Take steps to eliminate hazards

Make your baby’s environment a source of learning & fun…not danger !


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Questions ???

Thank you

Marsha Giesler

1.630.434-5986


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