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Personal & Family Health

Safe Kids

We work to keep kids safe while at home, sleeping, playing, and traveling.

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Cribettes and sleep sacks

Safe Sleep

Cribettes & Sleep Sacks

Whitman County Public Health provides eligible families with cribettes, sleep sacks, and safe sleep education.

Who Qualifies?

You must be a Washington State Resident and be income eligible.

How do I know if I am income eligible?

  • Current participants of WIC, SNAP, TANF, CHIP, and/or Medicaid. If you choose to apply, you must take a picture of your active program card or other proof of program participation during the application process.
  • You may also qualify if you meet the WIC Income Guidelines below. If you choose to apply, you must take a picture of a pay stub or income statement during the application process.

How do I show I am a Washington Resident?

You must provide appropriate Proof of Washington State Residency.

Proof of Washington State Residency

You must show residency through one of the following ways:

  • Driver’s license
  • Student ID
  • Military ID
  • Utility bill

If you choose to apply, you will need to take a picture of your ID or document during the application process.

Apply for the program below!

WIC Income Guidelines

Number of People in Your Household

Maximum Annual Income to Qualify

Maximum Monthly Income to Qualify

2

$37,814

$3,152

3

$47,767

$3,981

4

$57,720

$4,810

5

$67,673

$5,640

6

$77,626

$6,469

7

$87,579

$7,299

Program Application

To apply for the program, submit an online Safe Kids: Cribette & Sleep Sack Application.

Note: While filling out the application, you will need to provide proof of residency and proof of income to confirm your eligibility.

Safe Kids: Cribette & Sleep Sack Application
Car seats

Safe Travel

Car Seats

Whitman County Public Health provides eligible families with car seats, booster seats, and installation.

When to Switch Your Child's Car Seat

Who Qualifies?

You must be a Washington State Resident and be income eligible.

How do I know if I am income eligible?

  • Current participants of WIC, SNAP, TANF, CHIP, and/or Medicaid. If you choose to apply, you must take a picture of your active program card or other proof of program participation during the application process.
  • You may also qualify if you meet the WIC Income Guidelines below. If you choose to apply, you will need to take a picture of a pay stub or income statement during the application process.

How do I show I am a Washington Resident?

You must provide appropriate Proof of Washington State Residency.

Proof of Washington State Residency

You must show residency through one of the following ways:

  • Driver’s license
  • Student ID
  • Military ID
  • Utility bill

If you choose to apply, you will need to take a picture of your ID or document during the application process.

Apply for the program below!

WIC Income Guidelines

Number of People in Your Household

Maximum Annual Income to Qualify

Maximum Monthly Income to Qualify

2

$37,814

$3,152

3

$47,767

$3,981

4

$57,720

$4,810

5

$67,673

$5,640

6

$77,626

$6,469

7

$87,579

$7,299

Everyone Qualifies for a Car Seat or Booster Seat Installation!

Option 1

Call one of WCPH's office locations for assistance with scheduling an In-Person Installation Appointment.

Colfax: (509) 397-6280
Pullman: (509) 332-6752

Option 2

View the Directory of Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST) to find contact information for CPSTs in Whitman County.

Make sure to select the State as "Washington" and the County as "Whitman" when searching.

Directory of Child Passenger Safety Technicians (CPST)

Option 3

Schedule a Virtual Car Seat Check with a Nationally Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST).

Safety Connection Virtual Car Seat Check Services

Installing by yourself?

View WCPH's Car Seat Safety Check List.

Car Seat Safety Check List

Program Application

To apply for the program, submit an online Safe Kids: Car Seat Application.

Note: While filling out the application, you will need to provide proof of residency and proof of income to confirm your eligibility.

Safe Kids: Car Seats Application
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Thank you to the

Pullman Police Department

A special thanks to the Pullman Police Department who prioritize offering no-cost car seat installations to our community!

Helmet

Safe Play

Bike Helmets

Bike Safety

Whitman County Public Health has been working to prevent head injuries in children by provide bicycling helmets throughout the county.

We have a supply of bicycle helmets in various sizes for children, if your child needs one please stop by one of our WCPH office locations during normal business hours.

Bike Helmet Fit Test

Watch Instructional Video
Step 1 eyes

Step 01: Eyes

Put the helmet on your head. Look Up. You should see the bottom rim of the helmet.

Step 2 ears

Step 02: Ears

Make sure the straps form a “V” under your ears when buckled. The straps should be a little tight but comfortable.

Step 3 mouth

Step 03: Mouth

Open your mouth as wide as you can. Does the helmet hug your head? If not, tighten the straps.

Lifejacket

Safe Play

Water Safely

No-Cost Swim Classes

Pullman Parks & Recreation

If eligible for the Care-to-Share program, Pullman Swim Classes are free for children. For more information visit: Pullman Parks and Recreation Activity Guide (adobe.com)

Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinic

Costs of the Baby & Me Aquatics Class are 100% covered through WCPH. For more information visit: Aquatic Pool | Whitman Hospital & Medical Clinics (whmc.org)

City of Palouse

509-878-1811

Costs of group lessons are 100% covered through WCPH. View more information here.

Tekoa Parks and Rec

Costs of swimming lessons are 100% covered through WCPH. View more information here.

Rosalia Parks and Recreation

Costs of swimming lessons are 100% covered through WCPH. View more information here.

Life Jacket Stands

Take advantage of our Life Jacket Stands along Rock Lake and the Snake River. See a list of the locations below as well as a map.

  • Boyer Park & Marina
  • Wawawai Landing
  • Blyton Landing
  • Nisqually John Landing
  • Rock Lake

Rock Lake

Rock lake

Snake River

Snake river
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Safe Home

Safe Home Kits & Medicine Lock Boxes

Safe Home Kits

As part of WCPH’s SafeKids efforts, we have started to provide safe home kits to local clinics to distribute to Whitman County families as needed.

We’ve partnered with: WMG Colfax, Palouse Peds, Pullman Family Medicine and WSU Family Medicine Residency Center to help parents and guardians get the materials needed to make their homes safer for their children thus reducing the childhood injury rate within Whitman County.

If your child is 12 months or younger and you are at your child's pediatrician appointment, ask to take home one of WCPH's Safe Home kits.

What’s In the Kit?

  • Smoke Detectors
  • Foam Corner Covers
  • Furniture Anchors
  • Toilet Seat Locks
  • Outlet Protectors
  • Child Locks
Download WCPH's Childproofing Guidebook

Lock Boxes

Any medication—with or without a prescription—can be harmful if taken in the wrong way or by the wrong person. Lock Boxes are one of the most effective deterrents to accidental poisonings, overdose, medicine theft, and misuse.

Stop by one of our WCPH office locations during normal business hours to pickup a lockbox!

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Open Recalls

Stay in the know. View the list of open product recalls below. Click the category tags — home, play, sleep, & travel — to narrow your search.

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Animal Counting Book

September 21, 2023

Make Believe Ideas Recalls Seven Rainbow Road Board Books Due to Choking Hazard

The plastic binding rings can detach from the books, posing a choking hazard to young children.

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Honey joy swing gray

September 21, 2023

HONEY JOY Recalls Infant Swings Due to Suffocation Hazard and Violation of Federal Safety Standards

The swing violates the Safe Sleep for Babies Act because the product was marketed for infant sleep and has an incline angle greater than 10 degrees. Infant fatalities have occurred in inclined sleepers, after the infants rolled from their back to their stomach or side while unrestrained, or under other circumstances. The swing also violates the Safety Standard for Infant Swings.

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Water beads activity kit

September 14, 2023

Buffalo Games Recalls Chuckle & Roar Ultimate Water Beads Activity Kits Due to Serious Ingestion, Choking and Obstruction Hazards

If a water bead is ingested, it expands and can pose ingestion, choking and intestinal obstruction hazards inside a child’s body, resulting in severe discomfort, vomiting, dehydration and a risk of death to a child.

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September 13, 2023

Church & Dwight Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Specific Lot of TheraBreath Strawberry Splash for Kids 16oz

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) today initiated a voluntary recall of one specific lot of TheraBreath Strawberry Splash for Kids 16oz after the Company identified a microbial contamination due to the presence of yeast (Candida Parapsilosis) in lot #PA3083011 of TheraBreath Strawberry Splash for Kids 16 oz, to the consumer level and sold exclusively on Amazon between May 31 and September 02, 2023.

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August 31, 2023

TOMY Recalls Boon Flair and Flair Elite Highchairs Due to Fall Hazard

The bolts used to secure the seat of the recalled highchair to the pedestal base can become loose and allow the seat to detach, posing a fall hazard.

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Program Contact

If you have any questions, please contact us at 509-397-6280 or email at PersonalFamilyHealth@whitmancounty.gov.