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Infant Injuries From Stairs Are More Common And More Preventable Than You Realize

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According to the medical journal Academic Pediatrics, between 1990 and 2010 nearly 2,000 kids per year were treated in hospital emergency rooms for stairs-related injuries. That’s 5 kids a day, and most of the injuries were due to improperly installed (or non-existent) gates or parents falling while carrying the kid. It’s not rocket science: use wall mounted gates instead of pressurized ones, always have one hand on a sturdy bannister if carrying your kid, and maybe don’t let them play on stairs unsupervised. Just a thought.


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