How To: Plan a home fire drill

Do your children know how to get out of the house in the event of a fire? The best way to prepare your kids for a potential home fire is to have fire drills at your home. This program will offer ideas on how to make fire drills fun for everyone.

How To: Install a Child Car Safety Seat

Car accidents are the leading cause of death of children in the United States. Follow the guidelines in this how-to video to give your child a safe ride. All you'll need is the kid's new car seat and the owner's manual to your vehicle. Proper installation is key, so check out this instructional video to learn where and how to put that car seat in safely and correctly.

How To: Babysit an infant

Babysitting is the prime teenage job for young women to start learning responsibility and earning a wage, but it isn't all fun and games… you are dealing with an infant, which is far from fun, but it's money in your pocket. Earning a little extra money babysitting infants can be more fun — and a lot easier — than schlepping food at your local diner.

How To: Teach kids dog safety and treat any animal bites

Dogs can be wonderful additions to any family and provide years of love and companionship. If you are considering adding a new pup to your brood, check out this video. In it, you will learn how to teach kids about dog safety and what to do if your child gets bit. This clip will walk you through caring for an animal bite so that you whole family - whether they are on two legs or four - stays safe and happy.

How To: Protect children from high bath water temperatures

Giving your kid a bath is an integral part of child care. What's that saying? Cleanliness is next to Godliness? Okay, maybe not, but a clean baby is a great sight, but there are things to worry about when filling up the bathtub. Could the water temperature be too hot? NFPA's Amy LeBeau on the importance of testing the temperature of bathwater before putting children into the tub. Safety also comes first.

How To: Check if your Simplicity drop-side crib is recalled

In 2009, Simplicity recalled 2 million of their drop side baby cribs due to a death hazard. In this clip from the USCPSC, learn all about the potential hazards associated with your crib and find out how to check and see if yours is part of the recall. You will also get information on how to order and use the free repair kit to keep your baby happy and healthy.

How To: Teach children to safely walk to school

This vintage video clips was produce in conjunction with the Los Angeles Unified School District with the intention of teaching school children how to walk to school. Watch and learn a few helpful tips that may help your young ones how to stay safe while walking to school. Remember to always look both ways when crossing a street. Teach children to safely walk to school.

How To: Protect your child & find them if they're kidnapped

Unfortunately kidnapping is a sad reality. Millions of children are abducted around the world every year by both family and non-family members. In this tutorial from Metro Parent, get advice on what to teach your kids about strangers and how to keep them safe. You will also get advice just in case the worst happens and you find yourself dealing with a kidnapping. So, take a few minutes to watch this clip and help avoid every parent's worst nightmare.

How To: Install a car seat properly

Did you know that a large number of car seats are installed incorrectly? This child safety video offers great tips on how to keep your child from getting harmed in an automobile accident. Learn how to install your car seat properly with these easy to do steps and discover some important car seat safety tips.

How To: Fit a car seat for an infant

If a car seat is not fitted correctly, it will not protect your child in the event of a collision. It is therefore imperative to ensure that you fit your child’s seat properly. See our article on Car safety below for further guidance. Fit a car seat for an infant.

How To: Cross the street safely

For pre-schoolers this is a lesson tune about crossing the street. It teaches children to be safe when crossing a street by holding an adults hand and looking both ways. Preschool video lesson tunes are short songs or chants with an educational message done to a familiar tune.

How To: Prevent your child from falling

What you can do to your stairs, windows, and furniture to protect your child from falls. Never leave baby on furniture, make windows childproof, install gates by staircases, remove cushions and sharp edge furniture, secure heavy furniture and install reverse motion sensors on electric garage doors. Prevent your child from falling.

How To: Teach children about water safety

Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under the age of 14? I worked as a lifeguard and swimming instructor when I was younger and I have seen firsthand too many close calls with kids around water. This program is about basic water safety for children.

How To: Childproof your home

This professional childproofing expert, Valerie Lary, will teach you how to make every room in your home safe for children, including the bathroom, the kitchen, the living room, and many others. A place that many people do not think of childproofing is the backyard. Plants can be poisonous or could cut a child. While in the home there are many things to watch out for. Our childproofing expert will take you through each part of the house and bring awareness to potential dangers and how to prev...

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