Katie Elise Lambert Butterfly Release and Safety Event 2012
Premier Baby Concierge and my own family attended the forth annual Katie Elise Lambert Foundation Butterfly Release and Safety Event this weekend. This special event is held in honor of a local girl who was three years old when she died as a result of a furniture tip-over accident. As a parent, this is the unimaginable: In a moment, a preventable accident may occur and change your lives forever. Katie’s parents, Judy and Bob Lambert, created Katie’s Foundation For Child Safety to share info about furniture (and television) tip-overs to help prevent this tragedy from striking other families. We must learn from them and spread the word to everyone we know with small children in Katie’s honor.
The Butterfly Release and Safety event is a great, free event for families to attend. There are fun activities for the kids and lots of terrific safety info available to raises awareness of the Foundation, tip-overs and other safety issues affecting families. All proceeds from food sales and activities go the Foundation. Finally, there a very moving butterfly release event where families whohave pre-registered, release a butterfly in the name of someone special. See the video on our Facebook page- such a special way to remember loved ones! We go every year and hope you’ll consider joining us next summer!
I strongly encourage you to anchor or tether your electronics and furniture to the walls of your home (anti tip kits: http://www.hangmanproducts.com/). It takes 10 minutes and costs just a couple of dollars for each piece. Keep any items that may attract kids to climb, off the tops of tall dressers, but remember that even low and heavy bureaus may tip. The very bureau that was in Katie’s room is pictured in this post and it may surprise you that such a small and seemingly light bureau could kill a child.
We highlighted another preventable tragedy (and a solution!) at our table: window falls. You can see in the photo below (and even better on their website!) that the Guardian Angel Window Guards are extremely secure and will not allow a child to fall out, but that they also allow use of the window. The guards attach to the window frame and do allow the window to be open to let fresh air in, rather than wedging the window closed. We’d like to thank Guardian Angel Window Guards and AboutOne.com for sending goodies and info to share at our table! AboutOne.com is another of our faves for many reasons, one of which is that it allows parents access to medical records while traveling. You never know when you may need info at a moment’s notice and with AboutOne.com, you have it! Check out their site for detailed info about how AboutOne can keep your family organized!