Dr. Karen Judy has seen her share of injuries to
kids caused by easily preventable accidents. That's why the Loyola
pediatrician has created an app that reminds parents of safety tips
as their kids grow.
"I gave a talk about unintentional injuries for children and
found out they're the number one cause of morbidity and mortality
for kids in the United States," Judy says. "One out of four kids
has some injury per year."
When Judy later heard 60 percent of iPhone users are moms,
she decided to create an age-based checklist of things parents can
do to keep their child safe.
"I go from car to home and things to do out and about to
keep kids safe," she say, "from infant to adolescent." The app
ranges from tips for proper car seat usage to driving contracts and
safe ride agreements for teens.
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Liz DeCarlo is the senior editor at Chicago Parent.
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