December 16, 2019 / Drowning Prevention

New Year’s resolutions for safety

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing and while it’s a joyous, exciting time, it can be stressful. Parents and caregivers can make New Year’s resolutions for safety to help keep children safe this season (and all year long). 

Take action to keep the top causes of preventable death in kids under the age of 6 – unsafe sleep, drowning and abusive head trauma – from happening to their families.

Make New Year’s resolutions for safety like:

  • Remind your sitter and other caregivers about the ABCs of safe sleep: Alone, on their Backs, in a Crib.
  • Find healthy ways to relieve your stress, or call on community resources like the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay by simply dialing 2-1-1.
  • Watch for household hazards like bathtubs, pet water bowls, buckets and toilets that can lead to accidental drownings. It only takes 1 inch of water for infants to drown.