Baby Safety Shower raises awareness of preventable childhood injuries

A Baby Boy Looking At A Row Of Rubber Ducks, Baby Safety Shower, preventable childhood injuries, Safe sleep, Preventing falls, Water safety, Poison preventionIn honor of National Injury Prevention Day, Hennepin Healthcare is hosting a Baby Safety Shower at its Redleaf Center for Family Healing on Friday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Expecting parents or parents who have a child under 3 years old are invited to attend to learn about a variety of safety topics, including:

  • Car seat safety
  • Safe sleep
  • Preventing falls
  • Water safety
  • Poison prevention
  • Medication safety
  • Infant/child CPR
  • Choking prevention

“As a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, we care for critically injured kids from all over the state, so we are able to identify risks – and what can be done to reduce the likelihood of injury,” explains Trauma Prevention Specialist Julie Philbrook, RN. “This is our first Baby Safety Shower, and we’re excited to raise awareness and provide prevention resources for families.”

Who:               Hennepin Healthcare
What:              Baby Safety Shower
When:            Friday, November 17 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where:           Hennepin Healthcare’s Redleaf Center for Family Healing
717 S. 6th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415

Free parking is available in the hospital ramp located at 615 S. 6th St. for the event. Participants must bring their parking entrance ticket with them to the Baby Shower to receive a voucher for free parking. Healthy snacks and free safety products (while supplies last) will be offered to participants, who can also enter drawings for gift cards at the event. For more information, go to or scan the QR code below.


Hennepin Healthcare is a nationally recognized system of care that includes HCMC, a Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center with the largest emergency department in Minnesota. The comprehensive academic medical center and public teaching hospital includes a 484-bed acute care hospital as well as primary care and specialty clinics located in downtown Minneapolis and its surrounding communities.