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I wanted to create a page that provides some local resources about home safety, child proofing, child/infant CPR classes, organic living and more. Madison is a great city with so many resources to help protect our homes and families on a day to day basis, as well as live a healthy lifestyle to protect our children and families long-term.

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Healthy Home Reports - For their size, children breathe up to twice as much air as adults, putting them at greater risk for allergies, asthma and other health problems associated with poor indoor air quality. That is why Healthy Home Reports offers families’ state-of the art testing for asthma and allergy triggers, water pollutants, radon, mold, and much more. More importantly, they give you actionable solutions in an easy-to-use report. Take control of your environment and take care of your family by contacting Healthy Home Reports today. Contact Robin Pharo - Phone: 608-437-8633
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Shaklee Products - We provide the finest nutritional, home care, skin care, and cleaning products from Shaklee. They offer vitamins, children's vitamins, nutritional supplements, make up, non toxic cleaners and much more! Shaklee has been in business for over 50 years and is the number one nutritional company in the US. They are a green company who focuses on living in harmony with nature. With these products you maintain a healthier life and stay out of the doctor's office. Our nutritional consultant will give free consultations to help you decide if Shaklee if right for you. Contact Mike Head at Pilates Your Way, 608-213-3016

infant/child CPR

Child CPR for Family & Friends @ Meriter-
This basic American Heart Association course is designed to help you effectively respond to respiratory and cardiac emergencies in children ages one to eight. Students will also learn ways to create a safe environment and prevent common injuries. Please note: This course does not offer a course completion card (credential).

Infant CPR for Family & Friends @ Meriter -Attend this concise American Heart Association class to learn the skills needed to effectively respond to respiratory and cardiac arrest, choking, and other life-threatening emergencies for babies up to one year old. Course content provides simple, clear information to help rescuers know when to act and what to do to help save an infant’s life. Please note: This course does not offer a course completion card (credential).

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Here's our 12-point fire escape plan checklist:

1. Make sure you formulate both a main and an alternate route. This will help avoid panic if your primary path is too dangerous to follow.

2. Create a simple, efficient route. The idea is to get out of the house as quickly as possible. Don't make provisions for stopping to grab important possessions or papers. Your family is the most important thing. Call the fire department from a neighbor's house, instead of wasting precious escape time placing a call during a fire.

3. Practice fire drills with both your family and any babysitters or relatives who regularly care for your children.

4. If you live in a house that has two or more stories, buy a portable escape ladder that can be lowered out a designated window. Make sure everyone knows where it is and how it works.

5. If you live in an apartment building, don't make elevators part of your plan because they can easily malfunction or get trapped between floors.

6. Have a designated meeting place — a safe spot outside the house where everyone can gather and be accounted for.

7. Remember that smoke and poisonous gas, not flames, are the leading cause of fire-related deaths. To avoid inhaling deadly fumes, crawl low to the ground and securely carry your child under you with one arm to offer protection.

8. Stop, drop, and roll if your clothing or hair catches on fire. You learned the rule in first grade and it really works, so teach it to your children. If your child's clothing is on fire, wrap him quickly in a blanket to put the flames out.

9. In an actual fire, test door handles with your fingertips before grasping them firmly. If they're hot, use an alternate route. Windows are excellent exits on first floors and can be used on upper floors to gain temporary refuge on roofs and porches until help arrives.

10. Call your local fire department or volunteer rescue squad to schedule an in-home visit. Most communities offer fire-prevention training as a free service to residents or members. Firefighters can offer suggestions on creating the safest route possible in your home, while also checking your smoke alarms and fire extinguishers, and pointing out any potential fire hazards you hadn't recognized.

11. Teach your children that if trapped in their room they should lie on the floor close to their bed. That is the first place firefighters will look for them.

12. If hallways and exit routes are filled with smoke, get down and crawl. Smoke rises, so the air will be a bit cleaner closer to the floor.

-from ParentCenter




Carseat Safety

City of Madison Fire Dept. Child Safety Seat Checks. Click here for the schedule.
online resources

Cornell University's Poisonous Plant Database

Keeping Your Child Safe (Ages 2 to 4)

Shop Local

Gatekeepers- Custom Design with Safety in Mind
6619 Millstone Circle
DeForest, WI 53532

Gatekeepers specializes in custom made safety gates for families with small children, pets and special needs individuals. We match the wood and stain color to enhance the look of your home. The gates are safe, beautiful and affordable. Full Service company. Please visit our website for additional information.