Safe Kids Community Programs

Community Programs

Safe Sleep for Babies

In the first few weeks of life, Babies spend up to 16 hours a day asleep! That’s a lot of time snoozing, which is why it’s important for parents and caregivers to make sure infants are placed in safe sleep positions.

Unfortunately in Ohio, 3 babies die each week in unsafe sleep environments. These deaths are preventable by keeping in mind a few safe sleep ABC’s.  Babies are safest Alone, on their Back, in a Crib.

Akron Children’s Hospital’s Cribs for Kids Program

Akron Children’s Hospital provides a Graco® Pack n Play at a discount to eligible families. Parents must have a referral to participate in the program. The program covers the use of safe sleep areas for children and tips to put baby SAFE TO SLEEP to reduce the risk of sleep-related injury and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Eligibility:

To Register:

Call 330-543-8942 and provide:

Bring the following to your appointment:

Infant Safe Sleep Tips

 

Car Seat Distribution Program - Summit County

Akron Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Summit County provide car seats at a discounted price for income-eligible families.

Participants enroll in a program that teaches them how to properly install a car seat in an automobile and to properly secure their child in the seat.

Program topics include proper seat angle, seat tightness and harness adjustment.

Car seat education is provided by NHTSA-certified technicians.

Eligibility:

To register for the car seat distribution program, call Safe Kids Summit County at 330-543-8942. Please be prepared to provide:

The day of your appointment, bring the following:

Safe Kids Summit County also has several car seat inspection stations located throughout the county. For a location near you or to schedule an appointment for a car seat inspection, call 330-543-8942.

The Safe Kids Summit County Car Seat Distribution Program is generously supported by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

 

Car Seat Distribution Program – Mahoning Valley

Akron Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Mahoning Valley provide car seats at a discounted price for income-eligible families.

Participants enroll in a program that teaches them how to properly install a car seat in an automobile and to properly secure their child in the seat.

Program topics include proper seat angle, seat tightness and harness adjustment.

Car seat education is provided by NHTSA-certified technicians.

Eligibility:

 

Bike Helmet Program

More children ages 5 to 14 are seen in ERs for injuries related to biking than any other sport. And helmets can reduce the risk of severe head injuries by 88 percent.

Akron Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Summit County offer discount bike helmets for children of all ages. Call 330-543-8942 to order helmets for your entire family.

Learn about bike safety and how to fit your child’s helmet in 3 easy steps.

Community Programs

Safe Sitter

Safe Sitter® is a nationally recognized babysitter training course for boys and girls ages 11-13. Participants learn how to handle minor emergencies, including:

Students who have a contagious illness such as a cold or fever blister (cold sore) cannot take the class.

For more information, call 330-543-8942 (Akron), or 330-729-9247 (Mahoning Valley).


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