More than 90% of unintentional injuries in children aged 5 years or younger occur in and around the home. Recommended infant care practices are below national target goals. Adherence to these recommendations increases when parents receive appropriate advice from multiple sources, including physicians. The goal of this project was to identify major newborn health and safety concerns. These concerns included car safety, safe sleep practices, and lead exposure. Educational handouts specific for age ranges spanning from first week of life to 1 year old were created for parents to address these issues.
newborn safety, newborn health, parent education, parenting
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Medical Education | Primary Care
Dafgek, Jenna Rose, "Educating Parents on Newborn Health and Safety" (2019). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 465.