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Baby think it over Community Volunteer Journal Budget Worksheet. Car Seat Safety. IT’S THE LAW. Everyone who rides in a vehicle is required to use safety restraints. Adults use seatbelts, and children to small to be protected by a seatbelt rides in a car seat (infants use infant seats)

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car seat safety
Car Seat Safety
  • IT’S THE LAW. Everyone who rides in a vehicle is required to use safety restraints. Adults use seatbelts, and children to small to be protected by a seatbelt rides in a car seat (infants use infant seats)
  • There are many brands and types of car seats available.
    • Infant only seat: birth to approx. 20 pounds and 12 months.
    • Convertible seat: converts rear-facing for infants to forward-facing toddlers over one year and at least 20 pounds
    • Booster seat: over 40 pounds and 4 years old.
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Car Seat Safety
  • Infant car seats allow the baby to be positioned at an incline, not in a sitting position
  • In an infant car seat, the baby faces the rear of the car, not the front.
  • A car seat, whether for an infant or an older child, must always be secured to the seat with a seat belt. If not secured, the car seat can be thrown during a collision or a sudden stop.
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Car Seat Safety
  • Children of all ages, including infants, should NEVER be placed in the front seat with a passenger-side air bag.
  • Any loose objects can be deadly in a sudden stop or accident.
  • Do not give baby hard or long pointed items suck as an ice cream stick or lollipop.
car seat safety quiz
Car Seat Safety Quiz
  • 1. Explain why car seats are suitable/ not suitable at various spaces in the car.

A. Air bag

B. OK

C,D,E. Not safe facing forward

  • 2. Infant car seats are usually suitable for infants up to what weight?

A. 10 pounds

B. 20 pounds

C. 30 pounds

  • 3. What objects should not be given to a baby to play with while riding?

A. Sharp objects

B. Heavy objects

C. Long pointed objects, such as a lollipop, ice cream stick or pen

D. All of the above

  • 4. If buying a used car safety seat, you should be sure that it was manufactured after what date?

A. January 1, 1981

B. July 1, 1981

C. January 1, 1984

  • 5. In case of recall notices, the seat should be registered with who?

A. Doctor

B. The manufacturer

C. No one

  • 6. Infants should ride facing the back of the vehicle until they are at least what weight and how many months old?

A. 30 lbs., 24 months

B. 20 lbs., 12 months

C. 15 lbs., 6 months

  • 7. How is an infant seat secured into the car?

___With a seatbelt___

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome/ SIDS
  • Baby Think It Over had been designed to help educate about SIDS. The crying that results from placing the baby on its tummy occurs to draw attention to the fact that real babies should be put to sleep on their backs.
  • SIDS usually affects babies age 3 weeks to 4 months. It affects more boys than girls, and most death occur during the fall, winter and spring.
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SIDS
  • Back to Sleep…
    • Whether for a nap or to bed for the night, a baby should usually be put to sleep on its back.
  • Bedding…
    • A baby should sleep on a firm mattress or surface. Don’t use fluffy blankets or comforters under the baby.
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SIDS
  • Smoke-Free Zone…
    • Provide a smoke-free zone around your baby. Don’t let ANYONE smoke around your baby.
  • Soft Toys…
    • Don’t place soft stuffed toys or pillows in the crib or bassinette with an infant. Some babies have smothered from such toys.
sids quiz
SIDS Quiz
  • 1. SIDS is: S_sudden__ I_infant___ D_death___ S_syndrome___
  • 2. SIDS usually affects babies what age?

A. Newborn to 2 weeks

B. 1 week to 1 year

C. 3 weeks to 4 months

D. 2 weeks to 2 years

  • 3. Most deaths from SIDS occurs in:

A. Spring

B. Summer

C. Fall

D. Winter

  • 4. In what position should a baby be placed for sleep? __On its back_____
  • 5. An infant should NOT sleep on a:

A. Pillow

B. Soft blanket

C. Firm mattress

D. Waterbed

  • 6. What kind of toys should not be put in bed with a sleeping infant?

A. Hard toys

B. Soft toys

C. Dolls

  • 7. What should the “zone” around an infant be free of to reduce the risk of SIDS?

A. Drinking

B. Smoking

C. Drugs

  • 8. Parents of an infant should be aware of how to reduce the chances of SIDS. Who else should know these safety rules?

A. Babysitter

B. Family

C. Friends

D. All of the above

shaken baby syndrome
Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome is the medical term used to describe violent shaking of a baby and the injuries caused by such shaking.
  • An infant’s head is large and heavy, while the neck is very weak. When a baby is shaken, the brain is tossed around inside the skull and the tiny blood vessels that connect the brain to the skull can tear.
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Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Shaking a baby may result in:
    • Swelling of the brain
    • Hemorrhage (bleeding) in the brain
    • Metal retardation
    • Hearing loss
    • Speech difficulties
    • Paralysis
    • Seizures
    • Death
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Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Shaking usually happens because the person caring for the baby becomes frustrated when they are unable to stop the baby’s crying.
  • The important thing to remember is that you must stay calm and NEVER, NEVER shake the baby.
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Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Never shake the baby…
    • Take several deep breaths and count slowly to ten. Take several more deep breaths.
    • Read a poem that gives you inspiration
    • Put the baby in a safe place, then leave the room for a few minutes.
    • Create a new, distracting noise to get the baby’s attention (such as a blender or a vacuum cleaner)
    • Close your eyes and think of something pleasant, like your favorite place.
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Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Never shake the baby…
    • Ask someone else to help. If you are alone, call someone to come and help.
    • Try hugging and cuddling. Sometimes very young infants can be comforted by carrying them around in a snugly.
    • Gentle motion may help. A baby swing that offers proper head support. Or taking a ride in a car sometimes helps baby.
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Review
  • Caring for Baby is a big responsibility.
  • Remember to
    • Pick up and drop Baby off on time
    • Keep Baby safe and comfortable
    • Record in your journal/diary
    • Sign up for Baby when you know your schedule permits appropriate care.
library tasks community volunteer journal baby simulation journal budget worksheet
Library Tasks:Community Volunteer JournalBaby Simulation JournalBudget Worksheet
  • Budgeting for an infant can hold many surprises!
  • Clothing:
  • Diapers, undershirts etc.
  • Feeding:
  • Bibs, food etc.
  • Toiletries:
  • Shampoo, Wipes etc.
  • Equipment:
  • Crib, high chair etc.
  • Other supplies:
  • Blankets, bumper pads etc.
  • Safety supplies:
  • Latches, gates
  • Medical:
  • Health insurance, vitamins etc