Injuries are the nation's leading cause of child death and disability, but most of these incidents are preventable with a few safety precautions. See below for a collection of articles and other resources to help you keep your family safe.
Babysitter Interview Checklist for Parents
When it's time to choose a babysitter for your child, knowing what to look for isn't always easy. Get tips on what to ask as you interview babysitters.
Car Seat Loaner Program for Children in Spica (Hip) Casts
Children in a hip (spica) cast may require a special car seat. Learn about the car seat loaner program at our Oakland campus.
Car Seat Safety
To keep your child safe in the car, watch videos on how to properly install a car seat and learn car seat and seat belt guidelines by age and size.
Childhood Injury Prevention Network – Bay Area
The Childhood Injury Prevention Network – Bay Area (CIPN-BA) provides networking opportunities, data and more to create a safer world for children.
Drowning can happen in seconds. Learn how to keep your child safe around water, including creating "layers" of safety with barriers, supervision and more.
Fireworks Safety Tips for Parents
Keep your child safe around fireworks with tips such as not letting them light fireworks, having water handy and wearing eye and ear protection. Read more.
Holiday Safety Tips for Parents
Holiday decorating, visiting, and cooking can distract from child safety. Keep these safety tips in mind when celebrating with family and friends.
Injury Prevention "OUCH" Text Campaign
Text OUCH to 30644 to receive health and safety tips in English or Spanish via text message from our injury prevention experts.
Injury Prevention and Child Safety Information
Keep your child safe with a wide range of injury prevention tips from bike, car seat and trampoline safety to preventing burns, choking, and more.
National Stop the Bleed Day
National Stop the Bleed Day raises awareness about how to stop bleeding after a traumatic injury. Find out what you can do to help someone in an emergency.
Resources for Injury Prevention
Our injury prevention resources can help save a child's life. See videos and tips on bike, fire and water safety, and preventing burns, falls and more.
Sun Safety for Children and Babies
A bad sunburn in childhood doubles the risk of skin cancer later in life. Learn how to protect your baby or child with hats, clothing and sun avoidance.
The Dangers of Children Swallowing Button Batteries
Small, round "button" batteries pose a choking risk for babies and small children. Learn ways to prevent children from getting hold of button batteries.
Toy Safety Tips for Parents
Toys provide hours of fun for every child, but injuries can happen. Learn toy safety tips, including guidelines for age-appropriate toys.
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your child's doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your child's provider.