Injuries to infants and young children can happen in the blink of an eye - even when you think you're in complete control. The Injury Prevention Center provides information to help caregivers keep children safe in homes.
One of the best ways to keep safe is to take a "baby's eye view" (or a "child's eye view") of your home.
Use a home safety checklist to help you.
The Injury Prevention Center partners with local communities to provide Safety Baby Showers for expectant mothers. Mothers who attend the showers receive education on home safety, safe sleep, motor vehicle safety and prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome. For more information on the Injury Prevention Center at Arkansas Children's Hospital, call
Does your baby have times of inconsolable crying or have “colic”?
You are not alone, this is a normal part of infant development. Arkansas Children's understands this time can be confusing and concerning for parents and refers to this time as the Period of Purple Crying. For more information, you can visit the Period of PURPLE Crying website.
If you would like access to the Period of PURPLE Crying app please contact the Injury Prevention Center at
Did you know that babies should always be put to sleep on their back and that caregivers should remove all soft bedding, bumpers, and toys from their sleep space? Arkansas Children's has been recognized as a Cribs for Kids® National Gold Certified Safe Sleep Champion, which means we are dedicated to providing caregivers tips and resources to keep your baby sleeping safely!
The materials below may assist hospitals in the development of safe sleep policies and programs for infants. For more information, contact the Injury Prevention Center at 501-364-3400 or by email at email@example.com.