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
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:
Keep thinking ahead for new falling hazards that your child may
encounter, such as:
Other Works Consulted
Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics (2001, reaffirmed 2004). Falls from heights: Windows, roofs, and balconies. Pediatrics, 107(5): 1188–1191.
November 26, 2012
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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