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Injury Prevention for BabiesBaby in car seat facing backwards back seat

We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent the leading causes of injuries to babies is a step toward this goal.

Suffocation, motor vehicle crashes, drowning and fires/burns are the leading causes of unintentional injury death among babies less than one year old. Oklahoma ranks 15th nationally in unintentional injuries to children under the age of 15.

And, all babies cry – sometimes for a long time. Learn how to keep your cool when baby cries.

We can all play a key role in protecting babies from injuries. It’s everyone’s responsibility. Click on the tabs to learn more.

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Contact Information:

Lisa P. Rhoades, Administrator            Ann Benson, M.S.N., A.P.R.N.-C.N.P.
Oklahoma Child Death Review Board    Director
1111 N. Lee, Ste. 500                         Child and Adolescent Health Division
Oklahoma City, OK 73103                   1000 NE 10th Street, Rm. 903
Phone: (405) 606-4900                        Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299
E-mail: Lisa Rhoades                          Phone: (405) 271-4471
                                                         E-mail:
Ann Benson

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