Helping Kids Stay Out of the Hospital
The Hannah Geneser Learning Center & Safety Store is committed to making safety a priority for all families. Many are surprised to hear preventable injuries are the leading cause of death and injury for children of all ages (1 to 19 years old). That's why we provide a variety of safety products and have experts on hand to help you follow best practices as your child grows. When you leave, we want you to feel confident that you have all the information you need to help keep your family safe. We provide one-on-one education for the proper use of each product you purchase.
Common questions we can help with:
- Is my child ready to go forward facing in their car seat?
- When do I transition my child to a booster seat?
- When is a good time to start childproofing?
- I know I need to secure my windows, but I am not sure what device to buy.
- What type of gate can I use at the top of stairs?
We are currently open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Community members may arrange for phone purchases, curbside pick-up or visit us in person.
- No appointment necessary.
- Safety Store hours are subject to change due to staffing availability. You may always call ahead to check our hours for the day.
The Safety Store is located in the North 1 hallway of Iowa Methodist Medical Center.
We're making safety affordable for your family.
The Hannah Geneser Learning Center & Safety Store offers low prices by partnering closely with manufacturers. When you shop with us, you save money and help support the Center for Advocacy & Outreach at Blank Children's Hospital. The center has experts that reach beyond the hospital walls to improve the health, safety and well-being of all children.
The Hannah Geneser Learning Center & Safety Store is named after Hannah Geneser. On March 21, 2011, four-year-old Hannah Ray Geneser died in a tragic accident when a screen gave way and she fell from an open window. In response to her tragic and untimely death, the Hannah Geneser Foundation was founded by her parents, Jamie and Shanda. The Hannah Geneser Foundation promotes childhood safety – with special emphasis on window safety – through public awareness and educational opportunities.
Elbow, knee and wrist pads
Window guards and stops
Smoke alarm/CO detector
Fire escape ladders
Car seats/Booster seats
Various childproofing items
Infant sleep sacks
Radon test kits
Child safety gates