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Falls and Water Safety
Falls--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Babies who are left unsupervised on top of beds, changing tables, and even couches, can roll off unexpectedly.
Falls--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Infants are more likely to fall from furniture, baby walkers, and stairs. Toddlers tend to fall from windows.
Make sure playground equipment is age-appropriate. Most equipment manufactured today is made for two age groups: children from 2 to 5 years old, and children from 5 to 12 years old.
Water Safety - Prevention
If your children are around bodies of water on a regular basis, learn CPR. CPR can save lives, reduce the severity of injury, and improve the chance of survival.
Water Safety and Teens
Encourage your adolescent to take swimming, diving, and water safety or rescue classes to give him/her the skills needed to swim and dive safely.
Water Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Water hazards in and around the home include buckets, diaper pails, toilets, ponds, and fountains.
Water Safety--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
More than half of childhood drownings in pools occur in the child's home pool. Most of the victims are between ages 1 and 4.