- Every 8 minutes a child is treated in an emergency room for accidental medicine poisoning. Read more about a recent report on medicine poisoning trends and keeping kids safe around medications.
- Wisconsin passed legislation requiring all youth coaches to provide information to parents and athletes on concussions and head injuries. Learn more and obtain information sheets and signature forms.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their policy regarding child passenger safety to keep children safer in vehicles. One big enhancement is that infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat until they are 2 years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height limit allowed by the manufacturer of their car seat. Read more about the other recommendations.
- Federal standards took effect June 1, 2011 for cribs manufactured, sold, or leased in the United States. In response to the millions of cribs recalled due to a number of infant deaths; the Consumer Product Safety Commission approved standards that stop the manufacture and sale of dangerous, traditional drop-side cribs; make mattress supports stronger; make crib hardware more durable; and make safety testing more rigorous. Learn more on crib safety and safe sleep environments for infants.
May 18 - Safe Kids Day! (Madison)
May 20 - Car Seat Check (Marshfield)
May 23 - Car Seat Check (Madison)
May 23 - Car Seat Check (West Bend)
May 30 - Car Seat Check (Neenah)
May 30 - Car Seat Check (South Milwaukee)