Injuries are the leading cause of death in children in the United States, and most of these injuries can be prevented. Firearms in the home, poisons, falls, burns, drowning, and poor safety practices while driving with your child in a car all pose serious threats. These issues should be approached with increased caution.
Did you know that injuries are the leading cause of death of children younger than 4 years in the United States? Most of these injuries can be prevented.
Often, injuries happen because parents are not aware of what their children can do. Children learn fast and before you know it your child will be jumping, running, riding a tricycle, and Your using tools. Your child is at special risk for injuries from falls, drowning, poisons, burns, and car crashes. Your child doesn't understand dangers or remember “no” while playing and exploring.
Because your child's abilities are...