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Childhood Falls Prevention: Information for Parents

Childhood Falls Prevention: Information for Parents

By daniele

You can make a significant difference in preventing serious falls as a parent or caregiver.

Always keep an eye on young children, especially when there are potential fall dangers. A major fall can occur in the space of one second. Put your child in a secure location, such as a crib or playpen, if you need to step away from them for a brief period.

Keep your home secure for kids because more than 80% of fall-related injuries take place there. Falls from beds, cribs, staircases, highchairs, and windows are a few of the most typical sorts of accidents. To prevent your child from suffering serious falls, remember to:


  • Never leave your child unattended on a bed or any other piece of furniture (such as a couch, changing table, sofa, or table). (Even if she has never before rolled or crawled!) She might suddenly roll or crawl away.
  • Keep your toddler from jumping on the bed or other pieces of furniture.
  • When your child transitions from a crib to a bed, use a safety rail. Whenever possible, place a safety rail on the top bunk of bunk beds.
  • Place your child in a secure, age-appropriate bed for sleep. It’s not advised to sleep together. MORE


  • Even if your child can’t yet push up with both hands, keep the crib sides up when he or she is in it.
  • When your child can push up, lower the height of the crib mattress.

Swivel chairs

  • When using a rocking chair, wheelchair, car seat, swing, stroller, shopping cart, or other items that have safety straps, always buckle your child in!
  • Look for high chairs with extra safety features like a broad base, locked wheels, and five-point harness straps.
  • Ensure that older kids who aren’t buckled up sit securely in their chairs (no standing, tipping back, etc.)


  • Use student safety gates at the stairwell’s top and bottom.
  • Use protection gates that adhere to modern safety regulations. JPMA (Juvenile Products Manufacture Association) Validation Seal ought to be on Gates.
  • Use barriers that are mounted toward the wall or banister instead than tension gates wherever possible. The finest security is provided by mounted gates, especially at the top of the steps.
  • Useless gates in the accordion design. The head of your infant can become entangled in them.
  • Always keep the gates closed and secured.