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Health Information For Parents
Babies reach, grasp, roll, sit, and eventually crawl, pull up, “cruise” along furniture, and walk. At many stages in the first 2 years, they’re able to move around, tumble over, and get into things in one way or another. And toddlers will try to climb but may not have the coordination to react to certain dangers. They’ll pull themselves up using table legs; they’ll use bureaus and dressers as jungle gyms; they’ll reach for whatever they can see.
So the potential for a dangerous fall or a tumble into a sharp edge can happen in nearly every area of your home.
Here are ways to help prevent kids from getting hurt in your home:
Whether you’re expecting a baby or already have a child, it’s a good idea to:
Use these checklists to make a safety check of your home, including your nursery, child’s room, adult’s bedroom. You should answer “yes” to all of these questions.
Concussions are serious injuries that can be even more serious if kids don’t get the time and rest needed to heal them completely.
Use these checklists to make a safety check of your home, including your walls, floors, furniture, doors, windows, and stairways. You should answer “yes” to all of these questions.
Young kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.
Although most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.
A broken bone needs emergency medical care. Here’s what to do if you think your child just broke a bone.
Following these safety guidelines can make neighborhood playgrounds entertaining and safe for your kids.
You might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words “babyproofing” or “childproofing,” but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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