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Working Together to Keep Kids Safe

Safe Kids Chicago and Safe Kids Illinois are dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries in children. 

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Safe Kids

CHICAGO & ILLINOIS

Helping families prevent unintentional injuries in children

Resources

Helpful tips & tricks to keep your kids safe

Info on Class Registration

Useful resources to practice child safety

Events

We regularly participate in and host community events!

General Resources

Safe Kids Chicago and Safe Kids Illinois are dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries in children. 

Safety News

Safe Kids Chicago and Safe Kids Illinois are dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries in children. 

Teen Driving

Safe Kids Chicago and Safe Kids Illinois are dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries in children. 

Education & Resources

Education & Resources

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Why Are Crib Bumpers Bad for Babies?

 A study released by CPSC Commissioner Elliot Kaye found that 107  deaths and 282 non-fatal incidents related to crib bumper pads 

That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) warns against using bumper pads in their safe sleep guidelines

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A Few Simple Ways to Make Your Home and Family Safer in the New Year

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New Year's Resolutions I Can Keep

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Protecting Student Athletes from Traumatic Brain Injury (TB)

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 Preventing Chicago Traffic Deaths in 2021

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Winter Drowning Risks: Cold Water and Ice Pose Serious Drowning Risks

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FAQ

How do I sign up for a car seat inspection? 

Please email carseats@luriechildrens.org to sign up for an inspection. Inspections can be done virtually or in-person and are typically scheduled on Fridays. 

Where else in the Chicago area can I get my child’s car seat inspected? 

The Chicago Fire Department’s Public Education Unit inspects car seats at their unit two days per week. Call 312-747-1699 for more information. You can also visit this link (CLICK HERE)

What kinds of car seats do you distribute? 

We distribute a variety of infant, convertible and booster seats. We cannot guarantee brand or color. You must meet requirements to qualify. Email carseats@luriechildrens.org for more information. 

Where can I get a car seat? 

In order to receive a low-cost car seat, you must meet income requirements (typically Medicaid eligible families can receive them) AND attend a car seat workshop to learn details about installation and proper fit. You can sign up for one of our workshops by emailing carseats@luriechildrens.org or calling 312-227-7081. Please be aware that workshops fill up fast!

My baby is due in a few days and there is not space in any of your program’s workshops, where I can get a free or low-cost seat?

Many car seat programs closed during the pandemic. Please reach out to our Buckle Up Program at carseats@luriechildrens.org or call 312-227-7081 for information on the latest resources. 

I’m looking for lessons plans and resources to teach my students, Scout Troop, campers, etc., do you have anything to help me? 

We have many things geared toward a wide variety of ages and also a library of items to borrow.  Check out our Programs in a Box for more information. 

I’m interested in having a Safe Kids Chicago person come to present on a safety topics at my organization, parent group, school, etc. How do I do that? 

Contact Amy Hill at 312-227-6692 or alhill@luriechildrens.org and she will give you details.  

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