More than 3 million children age 14 and younger are injured in accidents at home each year. Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries to this age group. Fire, suffocation, drowning, choking, firearms and poisoning are among the leading causes for more than 2,000 accidental deaths each year.
Maintaining a safe environment and actively supervising your child are key to protecting him or her. Baby-proofing your home is the first step toward safety if you have very young children.
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Let’s work together toward safety!
Parents, what items in your home have you found to be unexpected safety hazards to your child?
~ Lisa Klindt Simpson, coordinator, Safe Kids Southeast Wisconsin