Keeping Babies Safe
About the Course
Keeping Babies Safe is a video curriculum for all caregivers of infants and young children. Videos by pediatric experts cover how to keep a child safe across the spectrum of sleep, feeding, water safety, car seats, first aid, and more.
Claire McCarthy, MD
Kelly Wills, MD
Barbara DiGirolamo, MEd
Claire McCarthy, MD
Kelly Wills. MD, MMSc
The Rehma Fund
Car Seat Installation: Installing a car seat is one of the most important things you can do to protect your child in the event of a car accident. In this video, we will discuss how to choose the right car seat for your child, how to install a car seat using the LATCH system or a seat belt, how to test your car seat installation, and common car seat installation mistakes.
Car Seat Selection: Choosing the right car seat for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. In this video, we will discuss what to consider when choosing a car seat, how to choose the right car seat for your child's height, weight, and development, how to choose the right car seat for your budget and vehicle, and how to install and use your car seat safely.
Car Seat Safety: Car seat safety is one of the most important things you can do to protect your child in the event of a car accident. In this video, we will discuss the different stages of car seat safety, how to choose the right car seat for your child, how to install and use your car seat safely, and common car seat safety mistakes.
Preventing Falls: Falling is one of the most common injuries for children. In this video we go over the many things that parents can do to prevent falls including, supervision, home safety, child education, and emergency preparedness.
Feeding Newborns: Feeding your newborn is one of the most important things you will do as a parent. In this video, we will discuss everything you need to know about feeding your newborn, including, how to know when your baby is hungry or full, how to feed safely, tips for breastfeeding and bottle feeding, and common feeding problems.
Giving Solid Foods Safely: Many parents look forward to starting solids with their baby. In this video, we will discuss when to start solid foods, signs your baby is ready for solid foods, how to prepare and feed your baby solid foods, how to avoid choking hazards, and how to deal with choking.
How To Hold: For new parents and caregivers, everything about caring for a baby can feel scary, including holding and carrying the baby. In this video, we will discuss the four S's of safety (support, safe, secure, and sustainable), how to hold a baby of different ages, and common mistakes.
Keeping Babies Safe Around Water: Drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4. In this video, we discuss drowning statistics, types of water hazards, how to prevent drowning, and what to do if your child is drowning.
Fussy Baby: All babies cry. It's how they communicate. But sometimes, babies cry more than usual. This can be frustrating and worrying for parents. This video discusses what is considered normal crying for a baby and when to be concerned, colic, common features of crying, signs of a problem, and how to soothe a fussy baby.
General First Aid And Emergencies: This video is designed to be helpful for parents who want to learn how to provide first aid in a variety of situations. The information provides general first aid and emergency information for parents and will cover bleeding, choking, burns, and allergic reactions.
Safe Sleep: It's a time when both you and your child get a much-needed rest. It's important to think not just about rest, but also about safety when you put your child to bed. In this video we provide some age-based safety tips including co-sleeping, clothing, crib safety, and choosing a bed.
Keeping Toddlers Safe: Toddlers are curious and full of energy, but they can also be accident-prone. In this video we provide some tips on supervision, home safety, toddler education, and emergency preparedness.