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Home > Patient & Family Resources > Health Library > Child Safety: Preventing Falls
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 injuries.
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:
Current as of
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical ReviewJohn Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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.
Current as of:
December 12, 2018
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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