Accidents happen in childhood, despite your best efforts. Here's a list of some common childhood emergencies and accidents and the places they're likely to happen.
Common childhood accidents
Burns, are one of the most common childhood accidental injuries. These include sunburns, electrical burns, and burns caused by stoves, lamps, matches, lighted cigarettes, and fireplaces. Other dangers include hot liquids and steam from a pan, cup, or hot water heater. Burns from bathwater are also common, especially if your water heater is set higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Falls from infant seats, highchairs, changing tables, walkers and stairs.
How to prevent childhood injury
Safety gates – to use at stairs, hallways, door entrances etc.
Playpens – to keep your baby safe and secure in the same room you are in. Never leave a child unattended for any amount of time! It only takes a minute. A playpen helps parents who needs to complete tasks using both hands or need to have a minute without a baby or toddler in their arms.
Barriers – these are great to block off heaters, stoves, fire places etc. especially during these freezing months ahead of us.
Every injury can be prevented. We at Shop Playpens supply sturdy, safe and tested products to help parents with this task.
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