December 1, 2017 / Drowning Prevention

Keep kids safe during the holidays

In the Tampa Bay area, nearly 200 children under the age of six have died in the last five years (2012-2016) from the top three causes of preventable child death: drowning, unsafe sleep practices, and abusive head trauma.

Every caregiver of a young child – not just parents – bears the responsibility to educate themselves on these 100 percent preventable causes of child death.

The holiday season is an essential time to educate anyone who may be caring for a young child. Caregivers should be aware of the measures they must take to ensure the children entrusted in their care remain safe.

Read more tips for keeping kids safe during the holiday season on Tampa Bay Moms Blog. Share the information with family members, babysitters and other caregivers too.