Home > Child Safety: Preventing Falls
Each new learning stage for your baby requires increased attention on
your part to prevent an injury. It may surprise you how fast your baby can move
from one stage to the next. Being aware of your baby's abilities and what
skills he or she is likely to develop next will help you prevent
Always be gentle with your baby. It is important to protect your baby
from a brain injury.
Shaking or slapping a baby in anger can cause an
injury to the brain. If a baby has been shaken or slapped, it is your
responsibility to notify your health professional.
Be aware of your baby's risk of injury from falling:
Take steps to prevent falls:
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:
Also, keep thinking ahead for new falling hazards your child may
encounter, such as:
July 25, 2012
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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