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Falls and Water Safety

  • Falls--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

    Infants are more likely to fall from furniture, baby walkers, and stairs. Toddlers tend to fall from windows.

  • Falls: Prevention

    Make sure playground equipment is age-appropriate. Most equipment manufactured today is made for two age groups: children from 2 to 5 years old, and children from 5 to 12 years old.

  • Water Safety--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates

    More than half of childhood drownings in pools occur in the child's home pool. Most of the victims are between ages 1 and 4.

  • Water Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations

    Water hazards in and around the home include buckets, diaper pails, toilets, ponds, and fountains.

  • Water Safety--Prevention

    If your children are around bodies of water on a regular basis, learn CPR. CPR can save lives, reduce the severity of injury, and improve the chance of survival.

  • Water Safety and Teens

    Encourage your adolescent to take swimming, diving, and water safety or rescue classes to give him/her the skills needed to swim and dive safely.

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