Child Injuries and Baby-Proofing

As parents, protecting our children is one number prone priority; and we are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that happens. Many times, we will fix the obvious concerns, such as holding our kids hands when crossing the street, or making sure they wearing a seatbelt in car. What we often times forget to remember is the fact that everyday items in the house to us can be a life-threatening danger to the children. The National Safety Council says that for children between the ages of 0 to 4, they are more likely to die of asphyxiation due to swallowing small objects. The majority of infant deaths are caused by the small objects found around the home.

For this reason, baby-proofing the home is important to put your kids in a safe environment. This includes knowing that even couches and beds are a danger to little children, depending on the wall space, pillows, etc. Another tip to remember is the suffocation hazard found in large toys, plastic sheets and plastic pillows; and the baby's crib must be a specific size to prevent their heads from getting stuck between the bars.

Infant toys are a common cause of child injuries and fatalities; and in many cases it has to do with manufactures failing to warn users of safety concerns. For example, if your young child is injured by a toy whose package did not show that there were choking hazards, or not safe for kids under 2 years old, you may be able to file a personal injury lawyer for your child's suffering.

In the event your child has been injured because of an unsafe crib or toy, please contact Simmons, Morris & Carroll, LLC today for the Shreveport personal injury attorney up deserve on your side!

Categories: Child Injuries
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