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Fall Prevention in Children

Falls are a normal part of your child’s development. As children begin to explore their environment – and crawling and walking soon advance to climbing, running and jumping – it’s no wonder that falls are a common part of childhood. Though most falls result in a few bumps, scrapes and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need immediate medical attention.

Why fall prevention for children is so important:

Common Reasons for Falls

Prevention Tips

Thankfully, many falls can be prevented, and parents and caregivers can play a key role in protecting children. By taking safety precautions such as those listed below, whether you’re at home or out to play, you can help to prevent your busy, active child from taking a dangerous tumble. And remember, supervision, especially for young children, is key.

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Miscellaneous:

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