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Toy Safety and Injury Prevention

January 6, 2011
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Toy Safety and Injury Prevention from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Billions of toys to amuse children of all ages are sold each year in the US. Unfortunately, toys also are associated with thousands of injuries each year, some of which result in death. Children ages 4 and under are especially at risk for injury from toys. Injuries can range from falling, choking, strangulation, burning, drowning and even poisoning. However, the leading cause of toy-related death is choking, usually on latex balloons.


Infant Safety Tips

January 6, 2011
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Infant Safety Tips (Source:Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)

Listed below are a few reminders on how to keep your baby safe at home.

Avoid leaving your infant alone.

  1. Never leave your baby at home alone. If no other adult is at home, take your baby with you.
  2. Only leave your baby alone in a room when he/she is in a crib or a playpen.
  3. Stay with your baby when he/she is on a dressing table, bed or couch. Stay near your baby when he/she is an infant seat, swing or high chair.
  4. Never leave your baby alone in a room with a dog or cat or any uncaged pet. The pet could injure your baby.