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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Wal-Mart, and Abbott Host Child Safety Events
Date:9/6/2007

" says Scott White, divisional vice president and general manager of pediatric products, Abbott Nutrition. "We are proud to partner with Wal-Mart and NCMEC to bring this important safety information to our consumers across the country."

NCMEC encourages parents and guardians to take a proactive role in the safety of their children and offers some helpful tips, including:

-- Understand potential risks before placing birth announcement in the

local newspaper or online

- Birth announcements should never include the family's home address

and should be limited to the parents surnames

-- Have a recent color photograph of your child

- For infants, a full, front-face view is recommended along with

footprints and a written description of the infant noting hair, eye

color, length, weight, date of birth, and any unique physical

characteristics

-- Consider having a DNA sample taken from your child

-- Choose babysitters with care by obtaining references, checking in

unexpectedly during a session and noting any changes in your child's

mood or behavior

-- As children mature and become verbal:

- Ensure they know their full name, address and phone number

- Teach them how and when to call 911

- Require that they ask permission before leaving home

To learn more about "Baby Days" visit the "In Stores Now" section of http://www.walmart.com. For additional safety information visit NCMEC at http://www.missingkids.com or call 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678).

"Baby Days" is sponsored by Abbott and its Similac(R) Advance(R), Similac(R) Organic and PediaSure(R) NutriPals(TM) brands. Other event partners include: JOHNSON'S(R) BEDTIME LOTION(R), Clorox(R) Disinfecting Wipes, Clorox(R) Anywhere(R) Hard Surface(TM) daily sanitizing
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