Our local health unit is reminding parents of the importance of fall prevention for young kids.
The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit says we often hear this message while caring for older adults. But it’s also critical to keep safety top-of-mind with babies and children.
Parachute Canada reports falls as the top injury for hospital admission for kids up to nine-years-old.
Registered nurse Shelley Shaughnessy says keep babies supported while carrying them in a sling, carrier or wrap, hold onto them when they’re on surfaces like a change table and keep large furniture away from windows where children could try to climb out.
The health unit says the most common kinds of falls for young kids are from windows, stairs and furniture.
(Photo Credit: Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit)
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