Child Safety

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Child Safety

Safe Sleep
There are around 3,500 sleep-related deaths every year among babies in the US. There have been big improvements in reducing baby deaths during sleep since the 1990s. Implementing safe sleep techniques can help reduce the risk of sleep related deaths (including unknown causes, SIDs, and accidental suffocation).

Safe Sleep Techniques
  • Remove blankets, pillows, toys, and bumper pads
  • Share a room, but do not share a bed
  • Place babies on their backs for every sleep
  • Use a firm sleep surface in a safety-approved crib
Resources
CDC Safe Sleep
March of Dimes 

Child Passenger Safety
Did you know that when child care seats are used correctly, they can reduce the risk of death by 71%? In fact, the leading cause of death and injuries among children in the United States are due to preventable road injuries. Visit Safe Kids for more information.

What car seat does your child belong in? Use this calculator to find out what car seat is the most safe for your child.
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Health Department
Menasha City Center
100 Main Street, Suite 100
Menasha, WI 54952
Phone: 920-967-3520
Fax:
920-967-5247

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm