Most Common Concerns
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the most common causes of fatal home injuries to young children are: fire and burns, suffocation, drowning, choking, falls, poisoning, and firearms.
Fire and Burns
Install and maintain smoke/carbon monoxide detectors (check batteries and test according to manufacturer’s instructions), cook with common sense, don’t bring your child in the kitchen, turn in pot handles, use back burners when possible, and buy a bath thermometer to test water before submerging your child.
Infants should sleep on their backs on a firm surface, preferably in a crib or bassinet that is void of stuffed animals, blankets, loose bedding, or obvious hazards like cord, string, or plastic. Don’t sleep in bed with your child.