Healthy lifestyles Injury prevention Child safety

Child/baby safety and injury prevention

Children are naturally curious and do not easily recognize and avoid hazards. Many injuries can be avoided by supervising children carefully and by making their surroundings safer.

Is your child safe? Health Canada gives information about preventing your child from injuries in everyday situations such as using baby slings, baths, playpens and strollers and much more. Health Canada also maintains recall information about children's products.

Buying second-hand

What to know about using second-hand items

  • If you are buying or inheriting second-hand items be sure you are using them the right way.
  • Second-hand cribs, playpens, strollers, or other children’s products have guidelines that should be followed when bought new. Check the Health Canada website for guidelines or any product recalls
  • Make sure products are in good condition and meet safety regulations.
  • The manufactures safety instructions are included. All of the labels are attached to the product and all of the safety features of the product are present and working on the second hand item.


Safe sleep for your baby


More safe sleep tips are available on the Public Health Agency of Canada website.



Other resources

Car seat safety: Learn more about buying a car seat, booster seat or 3-stage car seat for babies and toddlers.

Child passenger safety: Are your children buckled up safely?

KidestriansPedestrian safety tips for children

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