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

 

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.