Safe Kids Pennsylvania
Preventing Injuries: At home at play and on the way
Preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States. Every year, 8,000 families lose a child because of a preventable injury. When a child dies, the lives of families change forever. Safe Kids Pennsylvania is part of the Safe Kids Worldwide global network dedicated to keeping kids safe from preventable childhood injury – the number one cause of death among children ages 1 to 19.
SKPA Highlight: Help Babies Learn to Stand and Walk Safely
There are some things to know about baby walkers: Many do not come with safety features that prevent the walkers from rolling down the stairs, and it is easy for children to fall or reach higher objects that may be unsafe. So please be extra careful. Because baby walkers can be dangerous, try using a stationary activity center. These items give your baby a chance to practice standing and moving more safely. Look for one that is on a stable, non-moveable base and place it away from stairs, hot appliances or window cords. Ok Cutie, Stay Put – tips on how to prevent walker-related injuries.