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What Are the Most Common Injuries to Children During the Summer?

Summertime is full of pool parties, cookouts with family and friends, road trips and camping. As families and kids relax during these hot months, doctors and safety experts warn parents to be on high alert. Child injuries increase exponentially during the summer because of an increase in outdoor activities, some of which may be unsupervised. One in three pediatric deaths worldwide are caused by unintentional accidents. In order to avoid a deadly accident, parents should be aware of the five most common injury risks for children this summer. 5 Summer Injuries for Children Drowning. Thirty percent of all accidental deaths for children one to four years old are drownings, most in home swimming pools. Never leave your children unsupervised near open water, even if it’s your own pool. You could also install a fence around large pools to prevent unsupervised access, and you could also ensure that your children are…
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Study Finds Window Blinds Injure Two Children Per Day

Your home could contain a product that is responsible for injuring 17,000 children under 6 years old between 1990 and 2015. According to a new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics, window coverings are responsible for injuring roughly two children per day. In addition, almost one child per month is killed in an incident involving window coverings. The study pulled information from databases operated by federal agencies, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Many incidents resulted in minor injuries. In these cases, children were struck by window blinds. A majority of cases that led to severe injuries or deaths involved children who became entangled in window blind cords. According to the study, entanglements were responsible for 80 percent of the 726 hospitalizations and 94 percent of the 271 deaths recorded between 1990 and 2015. Many of these incidents occurred in bedrooms or when children were not being…
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Are Your Children Receiving Adequate Supervision While You’re at Work?

Now that summer is here, it is important to make sure your children have adequate supervision while you’re away. Most parents still work full days during the summer. So, sometimes children will be left with a babysitter for up to eight hours. It will be comforting to know your child is safe and receiving the level of care they deserve. What Does Adequate Supervision Look Like? There are four main parts involved in determining adequate child supervision. Going over these with a new babysitter will help them be aware of how to best care for your children. If both you and the babysitter are on the same page as to what is required there will be fewer mistakes and confusion. Age: Most people will understand that a child in the first grade will need more assistance than a child in the sixth grade. However, reiterating this to someone with little…
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