How can I prevent my children from fall injuries

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In addition to supervision, some steps to prevent children from serious falls include:

  • discourage and prevent children from climbing onto unsafe places
  • do not allow children to play on stairs and balconies, and, if they do, watch them closely
  • use railings of appropriate width and height with vertical bars on stairs, windows or balconies
  • keep the home clean, well lit and free of sharp objects and rough edges
  • properly secure babies in high chairs
  • do not leave infants unattended on beds, cots, hammocks or in walkers or other baby equipment
  • keep furniture such as beds, chairs and cribs away from windows
  • do not put toys or other items on high shelves that may attract small children, and fasten heavy furniture such as cabinets or shelves to the wall.