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How common are injuries in children?

Answered by Dawn Kelly
8th September 2015
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The odd bump and bruise is all part of growing up, particularly as your little one begins to play and explore the world around them. As they begin to crawl, sit, stand and put things in their mouth, the new found sense of freedom can often lead to accidents no matter how well supervised they are. Many of these scrapes will be minor and injuries are very common, but many parents end up in hospital with their children every year – it is estimated that more than a million children under the age of 15 are taken to Accident and Emergency after having an accident at home.

To avoid any unnecessary injuries, there are a number of measures you can take to make your home an even safer environment for your little one.

 

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