Maine Families

Family and Child Safety

HANDY LINKS FOR FAMILY & HOUSEHOLD SAFETY

Car Seat Safety:
Car Seat Recommendations: Click here for an interactive site that will help you find the right car seat for your child’s age and weight.

Click here to find a car seat safety technician to get your child’s seat checked.  Talk to them to make sure you have the right seat for your child, or check that it’s installed correctly, or see if you are eligible for a free seat through Maine’s distribution program.

Fire Safety:
Download this handy Fire Escape Plan worksheet from Safe Kids

Free Phone:
SAFELINK WIRELESS® program for income eligible households provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc. that provides a free cell phone with up to 250 minutes per month.

Just for Kids:
Safe Kids Worldwide – A great resources on safety information around the house.  Scroll down the index on the left of this webpage and choose from a wide range of topics on kid safety covering topics like the dangers of kids eating button batteries to furniture tipping warnings.

Color Me Safe Coloring Book – a downloadable coloring book from the CDC.

Poison Information:
Lead Poisoning Safety Tips for Parents: Question and answer page with helpful links for parents from Maine’s Division of Environmental Health.

Carbon Monoxide Safety tips from Maine CDC

Recall Information:
Click here to search for recalls posted by the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Click here to scroll through our the list of recall articles we have posted about products infants and car seats.

Safety During Pregnancy:
Why pregnant women should buckle up!