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There are so many hazards that our children come in contact with on a daily basis. The trick is to make sure your child follows some basic safety rules and that your child’s caregivers and teachers are also working to keep him or her safe. Here are some tips to help ensure your child’s day at school is a little safer.
- Talk to your child about basic safety rules, such as how to get on and off the bus safely, including waiting for it to come to a complete stop, sitting down and facing forward while the bus is in motion, and asking the driver to help if necessary.
- Make sure your child also knows to obey school rules, such as not climbing or skateboarding on stair railings or walls, not running in the bathroom or cafeteria, not throwing snowballs, and other similar rules.
Teaching your child to navigate stairways safely, including staying away from them if they are too young, is a great way to keep them safer inside your house. As Arizona child injury attorneys, we want to share a few tips that might help parents keep their children safe. While there is no way to prevent every accident, if you share these tips with caregivers and anyone else who might come in contact with your child, you may reduce the risk that your child will fall down stairs and suffer a serious injury. Children can suffer from broken bones, concussions and worse, they can even die from falling down the stairs. Help avoid this by following these tips.
- Use a baby gate at the top and bottom of the stairs if your child is too young to learn to use the stairs safely. Make sure these gates are secure and will not fall if the child pushes or leans on them. Use a gate at the bottom to ensure the child doesn’t crawl partway up and then fall back down.
As Arizona child injury attorneys, we know that unstable furniture can topple over and hurt children. One of the most common types of injury is from television sets since nearly every family owns one. According to Safe Kids USA, one child dies every three weeks in the US from a TV tipping over, and nearly 13,000 more are injured. There is a huge increase in this kind of accident, and because of this, we would like to bring attention to the risk and give parents some tips on how to protect their kids from the same type of tragedy.
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