Safe Kids St. Louis

Safe Kids St. Louis Safe Kids St. Louis's lead organization is SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. Our mission is injury prevention for kids ages 0-14
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Safe Kids promotes changes in attitudes, behaviors, laws and the environment to prevent accidental injury to children. In the United States, we have contributed to a 45 percent reduction in the child fatality rate from accidental injury – saving an estimated 38,000 children’s lives.

Mission: To educate parents and prevent inury in children ages 0-14.

Operating as usual

The Missouri Poison Center is such a great resource for all ages!
09/21/2020
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The Missouri Poison Center is such a great resource for all ages!

K – 2Curious minds can be a fantastic thing, especially in young students. But curiosity can also be dangerous if not pointed in the right direction. These lesson plans are geared to teach students how to identify potentially poisonous items and how to avoid them.Lesson PlansTypes of PoisonsChildr...

Please help if you are able.
08/24/2020

Please help if you are able.

You know that phrase “bad things happen in threes”? Hopefully, this is the third and final for a very long time. This morning (8/23) a portion of the Lemp Brewery building where we store the majority of the bicycles donated to us through bike drives and more collapsed right on top of the hundreds of stored bicycles.

Given other recent challenges, and the passing of longtime volunteer and board member Roger Schallom last weekend, the storage collapse is another huge blow.

We had about 700 bikes in the building — around the most we store at any given time. Roughly 350 of them were kids’ bikes, many of which would have become the cherished prizes for graduates of our flagship Earn-A-Bike program. Another 200 adult bikes were destined for other local and international nonprofits to be used for transportation, and still another 100 adult bikes were to be refurbished and sold to help fund our nonprofit and keep our youth programs free to families in our community.

We typically bring dozens of bikes at a time to our nearby classroom facility and bike shop so staff/volunteers can refurbish them for a variety of purposes. During the pandemic, we’ve been storing even more bikes than usual at the Lemp facility, as well as working out of there for better social distancing. We are so grateful that no one was in the space when it collapsed.

We are also grateful for the outpouring of concern and offers of bike donations we’ve seen from the amazing St. Louis community within hours of the news. We do have the ability to store some bicycles in our main building in Soulard. If you have a bicycle to donate, you can drop it off there — currently our hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Please ring the bell when you arrive. (For any questions or to drop off bikes after hours, email [email protected] for more information.)

Our priority right now is finding a new warehouse space — preferably close to our Soulard location, with an outside dock, and within our small nonprofit budget (all things this one was).

In the meantime, monetary donations are a huge help as we find our way forward and also continue to have a great need for computer supplies for our ongoing Earn-A-Computer youth program (especially in this age of distance learning and digital divides).

Eager to help? We’ve linked to an online option for donating or you may also send a check to St. Louis BWorks (2414 Menard St., St. Louis, MO 63104).

You can donate by paypal here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=PVA6UW7WUHJKG&source=url

STL Moms: Supporting kids during the COVID-19 crisis
04/07/2020
STL Moms: Supporting kids during the COVID-19 crisis

STL Moms: Supporting kids during the COVID-19 crisis

ST. LOUIS – The coronavirus pandemic has forced families to operate in a whole different manner. Dr. Linda Shaw is from SLU School of Medicine Child Protection Division discusses how to help …

04/07/2020
How to Use and Install a Convertible Car Seat for a Newborn

If you are confused how to install your convertible car seat, which can rear-facing until your child is approximately 2 years of age, then forward facing until the age of 4 years, the Safety Program from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, is here to assist you. We apologize for not available in the community at this time, but we are here to assist you. We can be reached at 314-678-5474 if you have further questions or concerns.

In this video, Cassie shows the proper way to use and install the convertible car seat that is provided by the SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Safety Program. We...

04/07/2020
How to Use and Install a Rear-Facing Only Car Seat for a Newborn

Did you know that 3 out of 4 car seats are installed incorrectly? Every new parent's concern is if the car seat is installed correctly to bring their new bundle of joy home. We apologize for not being available in the community to install your child's car seat at this time due to COVID-19, but the Safety Program from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, is here to assist you! We can be reached at 314-678-5474. #wearehereforyou #BeSafe

In this video, Cassie shows the proper way to use and install the rear-facing only car seat that is provided by the SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Safety Progra...

If you are a currently certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and are interested in becoming certified as a ...
02/18/2020

If you are a currently certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) and are interested in becoming certified as a CPST for Children with Special Health Care needs, we are hosting the "Safe Transportation for All Children" Transporting Children with Special Health Care Needs" class March 27-March 28, 2020. Please contact Kim Fanter at 314-678-5474.

Stay Safe this New Year's Eve!
12/28/2019
Stay Safe this New Year's Eve!

Stay Safe this New Year's Eve!

The Missouri Poison Center is here to provide you with the information and education you need for poison control, safety and prevention. Quick check types of poisons, call us or chat with us online 24/7.

Hat a VICTORY for our babies!!!!
12/19/2019

Hat a VICTORY for our babies!!!!

Victory and great news for children's product safety! The U.S. House just passed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2019 which would ban dangerous inclined sleepers and padded bumper pads which have killed dozens of infants. Special thanks to lead sponsor of the bill U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas, and subcommittee chair Rep. Jan Schakowsky for her leadership. Read our joint statement with American Academy of Pediatrics, Consumer Federation of America, U.S. PIRG, and Public Citizen here: https://bit.ly/35t3TUD

EBay Agrees to Remove All Infant Inclined Sleepers From Its Website
12/05/2019
EBay Agrees to Remove All Infant Inclined Sleepers From Its Website

EBay Agrees to Remove All Infant Inclined Sleepers From Its Website

EBay has agreed to remove all infant inclined sleepers from its site. The action comes after Consumer Reports calls on major retailers and online marketplaces to stop selling all infant inclined sleepers due to their increased risk of suffocation.

Amazon Pulls All Infant Inclined Sleepers
12/05/2019
Amazon Pulls All Infant Inclined Sleepers

Amazon Pulls All Infant Inclined Sleepers

Amazon is pulling all infant inclined sleepers from its website—even those that have not been recalled—because the products are unsafe for sleep, after Consumer Reports urged retailers to stop selling the products.

12/01/2019
The ABCs of Infant Safe Sleep (English)

Winter has arrived and parents and caregivers believe we need to bundle our babies in thick warm blankets to keep them warm. Blankets, pillows, and overheating your baby can actually be very dangerous! Do you know your ABCs of Safe Sleep? Watch the newly released Safe Sleep video and test your knowledge, share the video and challenge your friends and family. #AloneBackCrib

Learn about infant safe sleep and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations for safe sleep practices to prevent infant suffocation and infant ...

Very busy, but such a good time and nice and warm! Thank you Berkeley MO Fire Department for inviting the Safe Kids St. ...
11/01/2019

Very busy, but such a good time and nice and warm! Thank you Berkeley MO Fire Department for inviting the Safe Kids St. Louis from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital to be part of such a successful event!

Thanks to everyone for coming out last night to our Truck or treat! It was a great party and we can’t wait to do it again next year. Don’t forget we have a movie night on the 15th of November. We hope to see you all there! #Berkeleyproud

Can’t wait for the fun to begin tomorrow! Thanks to our partners, I mean friends at the Berkeley FD for all of there hel...
09/21/2019

Can’t wait for the fun to begin tomorrow! Thanks to our partners, I mean friends at the Berkeley FD for all of there help today getting everything ready for our BIG EVENT tomorrow! Keep your fingers crossed for no rain. If the weather cooperates, the transport team from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital will fly in around 1:00 pm!

Today we’re getting ready for our car seat checks tomorrow. Thanks to Mrs. Winkler, MoDOT - St. Louis, Safe Kids St. Louis, and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. We can’t wait to see all of our visitors tomorrow. Don’t forget the party and fun starts at 11 am! Car seat checks are done by appointment only and call to set up appointment at 314-678-5474. #Berkeleyproud

Monarch Firefighters Community Outreach
09/18/2019

Monarch Firefighters Community Outreach

September 15-21, 2019 (Child Passenger Safety Week) / September 21, 2019 (National Seat Check Saturday)

Every 32 seconds in 2017, one child under the age of 13 in a passenger vehicle was involved in a crash. Many times, injuries and deaths can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. NHTSA

09/17/2019
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

It’s National Child Passenger Safety Week! Please make sure you Buckle Up & Phones Down when traveling our roadways. Our team is here to make sure your child is correctly restrained in their car seat. We will be at the Berkeley Fire Department this Saturday, September 21st from 10 am-2 pm if you need your child’s car seat checked and installed correctly by Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians. To schedule an appointment, call 314-678-5474. #CPSweek

It's National Child Passenger Safety Week, which brings awareness to making sure kids are properly restrained - and so much more. https://www.safekids.org/

Now that school is back in session, please do not be distracted when you are driving. Make sure to completely check arou...
09/08/2019
5-year-old Michigan boy fighting for his life after being run over by a car

Now that school is back in session, please do not be distracted when you are driving. Make sure to completely check around your vehicle to make sure there is not a young child behind you that you can’t see. Slow down, and pay attention...it can save a child’s life and even your own! #saveachild

5-year-old Jameson Ashley just started kindergarten a couple weeks ago. Now the little boy is on a ventilator fighting for his life.

This is why parents must follow the recommendations from NHTSA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to keep your child...
08/28/2019
Toddler In Forward-Facing Car Seat Was ’Internally Decapitated’ After Car Crash

This is why parents must follow the recommendations from NHTSA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to keep your child rear facing in their car seats for as long as possible: until they reach the maximum weight or length indicated on their car seat! Please check your care seat manual. If you need assistance with correctly installing your car seat please contact the Safety Team from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital or Safe Kids St. Louis to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you keep your child SAFE! #rearfacingaslongaspossible

“She will never be able to do sports or tumbling, riding horses - or cheerleading even.”

Cardinal Glennon Sportscare
08/20/2019

Cardinal Glennon Sportscare

Being an active child makes you do better in life overall. Your health continues to compound as you maintain that healthy lifestyle throughout adulthood. #CardinalGlennonSportsCare #ourLoveForKids

Great tips to get our children ready to go back to school! Thank you St. Louis County Police North Precinct for sharing ...
08/12/2019

Great tips to get our children ready to go back to school! Thank you St. Louis County Police North Precinct for sharing the great tips! Have a fun year and be SAFE!

Hello!

Summer is almost over and most of our kiddos will be heading back school this week or next. But are they ready? And we mean "prepared." Does your family have an emergency plan? Do your kids know where to do after school? Is there a phone list? So many questions! But we've got a few tips you and your kids should keep in mind.

SAFETY AT HOME

You should have a list of emergency phone numbers available for your child. These should be numbers of people they know and can call, either for advice or during emergencies. You should also have a well-defined list of what your children can and cannot do while they are home alone. Some topics you should consider making rules about are:

• Are they allowed to leave the house? If so, where are they allowed to go?

• Are they allowed to have anyone come into the house? If so, whom?

• What cooking appliances or electrical equipment may they use?

• What should they say when they answer the phone and someone asks to speak to a parent who is not at home?

SAFETY AT SCHOOL

Support your school’s effort to enforce safety rules. As parents, you should:

• Familiarize yourselves with school policies.

• Instruct your children not to leave school with anyone unless they check with the office first.

• Inform the school, in writing, if you are making any changes in your child’s schedule (e.g., taking your child out of school early, or having someone else pick up your child).

• Develop a secret password with your child to be used in emergencies.

BUS SAFETY

Remind your children that riding the bus involves the safety of everyone on the bus.

Children should:

• Remain seated while the bus is moving.
• Keep hands, arms and head inside the bus at all times.
• Talk quietly so they don’t distract the driver.
• Keep hands, feet and all other objects to themselves.
• Keep the aisles clear.

Have a great school year!

08/01/2019
Never leave a child in a car alone

Never leave a child in a car alone

This year, 29 children in the U.S. have died from heatstroke after being left in a hot car. Even on cool days, temperatures in a car can rise to lethal level...

Professional Fire Fighters of Chillicothe Local 2460
07/30/2019

Professional Fire Fighters of Chillicothe Local 2460

In case you’ve ever wondered why Fire Fighters teach the public to “keep your bedroom door shut“.

Another recall today issued by the CPSC for the Boppy Infant and Head support accessory. Please read if you own this ple...
07/24/2019
The Boppy Company Recalls Infant Head and Neck Support Accessories Due to Suffocation Hazard

Another recall today issued by the CPSC for the Boppy Infant and Head support accessory. Please read if you own this please. Remember not to add anything to your car seat if it does not come with the car seat. Lastly, once your child falls asleep in their car seat, they need to be taken out of the seat and placed on their back in their safe sleep environment: a crib, bassinet, or pack n play.

Consumer should immediately stop using the head support and contact The Boppy Company for a full refund.

The Infant Safe Sleep Foundation
07/24/2019

The Infant Safe Sleep Foundation

The only place that's safe for a baby to sleep is in a crib, bassinet, or pack & play! Photo courtesy of @Erin T. Couldry at Safe Infant Sleep Evidence - Based Support Group!

Stay cool!
07/21/2019

Stay cool!

#Extremeheat events are 2 or 3 days or more with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees with high humidity. These events are hard on the body because evaporation of sweat is slowed due to the high humidity & the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

Leave the fireworks to the professionals! Have a fun SAFE holiday!
07/05/2019

Leave the fireworks to the professionals! Have a fun SAFE holiday!

Please not that beginning July 1st, put you phone down while driving in Illinois or face very tough consequences. No mor...
06/29/2019
Starting Monday, distracted drivers face harsher penalties in Illinois

Please not that beginning July 1st, put you phone down while driving in Illinois or face very tough consequences. No more getting a break! Missouri needs to follow Illinois’s lead!!! #BuckleUpPhoneDown

Starting Monday, using a phone while driving will count as a moving violation, meaning it will show up on that person’s driving history and fines will take effect.

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1465 S Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO
63110

General information

The Safe Kids St. Louis Coalition is happy that you chose to visit our page. We work hard to provide injury prevention for children ages 0-14 in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, and Washington County. We collaborate with many agencies to make sure that children in our area are safe. Safe Kids Worldwide promotes changes in attitudes, behaviors, laws and the environment to prevent accidental injury to children. In the United States, we have contributed to a 45 percent reduction in the child fatality rate from accidental injury – saving an estimated 38,000 children’s lives. Canada achieved a 37 percent reduction in child accidental deaths between 1994 and 2003, while the German child death rate declined 80 percent since 1980 and 75 percent in Austria between 1983 and 2003. We’ve distributed more than 2.5 million bike helmets and 250,000 smoke alarms and checked more than 740,000 car seats.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(314) 612-5770

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