Expecting parents: What your pediatrician may not tell you

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Expecting a child can feel overwhelming: There’s a lot to learn in the months before your baby arrives. Your obstetrician and pediatrician are excellent resources for caring for your baby and keeping them healthy, but they may not tell you how to keep your child safe in your home.

Parents and caregivers often think preventable tragedies won’t happen to their family, but sadly, accidents can happen to even the most attentive parents and caregivers. In 2018, 33 children in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties died from unsafe sleep, accidental drowning or abusive head trauma (also known as shaken baby syndrome).

These deaths are 100 percent preventable. Learn and share these life-saving tips for safe sleep, water safety and safe stress relief. Continue reading “Expecting parents: What your pediatrician may not tell you”

Would You Know the Warning Signs?

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Eckerd recently partnered with Florida Department of Children and Families and Children’s Board of Hillsborough County to reduce preventable child deaths in Tampa Bay by launching a grassroots public relations campaign titled “Warning Signs”. The campaign will run for three years with a mix of billboards, radio and TV ads to raise awareness about the three main causes of needless child deaths which include un-safe sleep, drowning and head trauma. Continue reading “Would You Know the Warning Signs?”