We know parenting can be great fun but it can also be hard work. We’re here to make it easier.
As a parent, finding experts and sources to help you keep your children safe from injury is mission critical.
As Southwest Florida’s only Safe Kids coalition and the leading authority on childhood safety and injury prevention, Safe Kids Southwest Florida provides the most up-to-date information on safety recommendations, product recalls and events in your area.
At home, on the way and at play, the Safe Kids Parent Center from Safe Kids Worldwide is your go-to source for how-to tips, safety checklists, must-have products and how-to videos to help make your child’s environment as safe as possible.
Check out the information you need to make your child as Safe Kid!
Classes Designed for Everyday Safety
Be the best parent possible! Safe Kids Southwest Florida and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida offer free specialized parenting classes to teach new parents how to focus on their strengths and set appropriate expectations for their children. Classes are held monthly and are available to all interested parents and families.
The Parenting Classes help parents to learn, understand and implement the “building blocks” for strong child development. Golisano Children’s Hospital Parenting Classes are made possible through the generosity of the Prendergast Family Endowment Fund. For more information call 239-939-2808.
This course teaches caregivers to respond and manage illnesses in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. The course covers infant/child CPR and First Aid Basics. There is a small fee to attend this class as you leave with a Heartsaver certification through American Heart Association. For more information call 239-343-5101.
Safe Sitter® Course
Safe Sitter® teaches adolescent baby sitters how to handle crises, how to keep their charges secure and how to nurture and guide a young child. In short, Safe Sitter® babysitters help children stay safe and sound while their parents are away. It is a medically oriented instruction course that teaches boys and girls ages 11-16 years techniques for safe babysitting. Rescue breathing, choking, safety and first aid for the infant and child are a few of the many topics covered.
Classes are offered year-round. Call for details.
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. • Fee: $50.00
For more information please call 239-343-5101.
Click here for Safe Sitter® registration form
Go to Golisano Children’s Hospital Website for more information.
Safe Kids is dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive list of monthly child-related recalls collected from the major federal agencies: the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We also bring you any news and consumer concerns about children’s products.
Remember that safety recalls don’t expire, so check our product recalls pages regularly, especially if you receive hand-me-downs or buy children’s products at a secondhand shop or yard sale.