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First Aid at Home

Any parent with a busy, active toddler or child knows that kids get hurt by accident from time to time. “Things are going to happen and kids will fall,” says Dr. Piroutek. Young children commonly get hurt at home from rolling or falling off their bed, from falling out of their strollers, hitting their heads or falling off a counter where they are sitting. Falls from monkey bars and injuries from playground equipment are also common, she says.

Learn more about First Aid at Home.

Keep Your Children Safe from Poisoning

National Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24. To keep your children safe from poisonous substances lurking around your home, check out the tips below recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Keep the poison control number, 1-800-222-1222, on or near every home telephone and save it on your cell phone. The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Home Safety Tip sheets

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Children under the age of 5 are at the greatest risk of hurting themselves in the home because that is where children spend most of their time learning and growing.

Forty percent of unintentional injuries occur in and around the home. The good news is that most of these injuries can be prevented.

Supervision is the best way to keep your children safe. However, here are some things you can do to help make your child’s environment safer.

Bathroom

Child’s Room

Family Room

Kitchen

For more important tips to prevent injuries in children and teens, visit choc.org/safety.

Long Live Childhood

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