Why is Safe Kids Worldwide so important?
PREVENTABLE INJURIES ARE THE #1 KILLER OF U.S. KIDS
Saving lives is a decision we can all make every day.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to protecting kids from unintentional injuries, the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost 1 million children die of injuries each year. That is all we needed to hear, we are thankful to be able to help spread the word.
What was going on at Safe Kids Days?
They had a fun filled day of activities that included:
- The Smurfs
- Clifford and the Imagination Playground
- Skate dogs
- Exotic animals and and and and so much more!
Needless to say, it was amazing. Do you know what was even more amazing,
Did you know?
3,817 child deaths from car crashes in 2014
#1 killer of children ages 1-4 is drowning
The sponsored activities made the event not only fun but more importantly engaging. The engagement makes learning fun! The have stations throughout the event ranging from building blocks, playing on a fire truck, competing in a safety seat challenge, and a safe biking station. Each station had a fun activity that helps create what we call a “learning experience”. These are the type of experiences are effective nontraditional interactions through games that will leave a lasting impression.
One example from the bike station was learning how a helmet should fit properly:
- When you look upward the front rim should be barely visible to your eye
- The Y of the side straps should meet just below your ear
- The chin strap should be snug against the chin so that when you open your mouth very wide you feel the helmet pull down a little bit.
Please check out Safe Kids Worldwide for more preventable safety tips!
Enabling families to travel safely!
Britax is and has been a huge supporter of the City Dads group, and we are very appreciative and grateful for their support. We have worked with Sarah Tildon (who is one, if not the top expert in car seats). We have had classes on the ins-and-outs of car seats. You would think that we would know, but even our very own Eli Lipmen learned a super important lesson about forward-facing versus rear-facing car seats, especially for toddlers.
You would think that we would know, but even our very own Eli Lipmen learned a super important lesson about forward-facing versus rear-facing car seats, especially for toddlers. He had just turned his two-year-old’s car seat around – and, yup, he did it too soon! As we spoke with Sarah, she broke it down as an expert, but also as a parent. She asked a few questions, but the first was the best – “Did he [your son] ask to be turned around?” She explained that the law says two-years-old but you can keep them rear-facing for as long as the seat allows and the simple solution was to use a car seat wedge!
Thank you @britaxus for inviting us to Safe Kids Days event – it was such a great time! We will be sharing all kinds of awesome stuff in an upcoming blog. In the m an time, you should also ask @elipmen the important thing he learned from @sarahtildon (you know the national car seat expert) about the car seat for Cal! #sharesafety #citydads #britax @safekidsworldwide @safekidsfoundation
Do you have questions about your car seat? You should visit Britax’s safety center to get answers.
Britax’s mission: To be the leader and innovator that inspires and enables families to travel safely and grow with peace of mind.
If you can prevent an accident – DO IT!
We want to send a huge thank you to Britax and Safe Kids Day for such a spectacular event!
We want everyone to be safe, keep all children safe and since PREVENTABLE INJURIES ARE THE #1 KILLER OF U.S. KIDS. Let’s work on being more aware of the things we can change and make good decisions – because “Saving lives is a decision we can all make every day”.