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Child Safety: Preventing Falls

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Overview

Protecting your baby

Each new learning stage for your baby requires you to pay more attention to prevent an injury. It may surprise you how fast your baby can move from one stage to the next. Being aware of what your baby can do and what skills he or she is likely to learn next will help you prevent injuries.

Be aware of your baby's risk of injury from falling. Use these tips to prevent falls.

Remember that a baby with a pacifier or other object in his or her mouth is at risk for face and mouth injuries along with other injuries from a fall.

Protecting young children

Toddlers and young children like to explore, climb, walk, run, and dance. These activities put them at risk for falls and injuries. You can help prevent accidents in the following ways.


Credits for Child Safety: Preventing Falls

Current as of: March 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine


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