Posted on January 3, 2012 at 11:17 AM
There’s something for everyone at Mardi Gras and generally, everyone shows up, setting up a hazardous situation for small children.
Pushing, jumping, grabbing, floats, bands, even barbecue grills – without a good plan and lots of vigilance, serious accidents can happen.
Dr. Rachel Dawkins, a pediatrician at the LSU-Health Sciences Center, spoke with Sally Ann Roberts about keys to a safe Mardi Gras for children.
Important Mardi Gras Safety Contact Information
New Orleans Police Department:
Non-Emergency - (504) 821-2222
Emergency - 911
City of New Orleans Auto Pound:
(504) 565-7450 or (504) 565-7451
2021 Perdido St.
Tulane University Hospital & Clinic
127 Elk Place
Ochsner Baptist Medical Center
2700 Napoleon Avenue
1401 Foucher St.
200 Henry Clay Avenue