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Falls - Prevention

Constant adult supervision, informed product selection, and modifications to the home can help reduce the likelihood of childhood falls and related injuries. The following are tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Safety Council:

Furniture:

Windows:

Stairs:

Floor surfaces:

Playgrounds:

A warning about baby walkers:

Since baby walkers cause more injuries than any other nursery products, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association for Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) have called for a ban of baby walkers. Even with close adult supervision, baby walkers are not safe. Alternatives to baby walkers that are more safe include the following:

Consult with your child's physician for more information.

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