Injuries are said to be the incidents that in most cases claim the lives of children, they can be prevented if parents or caregivers of children play a life-saving role in taking care of them.
Younger children rather sustain burns, scalds, poisoning and indigestion injuries. Mentioned below are sustainable injuries that caregivers or parents should be on the lookout for:
Drowning is often termed unintentional injury which in most dituations leads to death. Children love to play with water alot and that is where parent/caregiver vigilance comes in, they should be vigilant when children are around all kind of water as children should not be left all alone around water.
Drowning occurs mostly in buckets, bathrooms etc. Drowning can occur in small amounts of water and very quickly. Always know where your child is.
Caution: Do not leave children around water.
Leaving hot food, liquid especially, in a place where a kid is can result in injury. Children due to their curiosity can pull a mug containing hot liquid from a distance where it will not only spill on the floor but also pour on their body thereby causing burns.
Burns may not be life threatening, but it can inflict a lifelong injury on a child, burns occur to children between the age of 10 months to 3years. Using hot water for children bath may be dangerous rather the water should be lukewarm.
Caution: Do not carry a baby together with mug or bucket containing the hot substance.
Falling is one of the constant and common child injuries that occurs everywhere and everyday. It could be minor like falling while walking and running, it can also be critical like falling off a bed, falling off a building, chair or playground equipment.
Children can’t be trusted when they’re placed in a high place because they will always attempt coming down even if they’re aware they can’t.
Caution: Kids should never be left alone in a high place. Caregivers or parent should be with kids while they play around with their play gadgets
Child Bicycle Injuries
Kids are always excited when it’s time to ride on their bicycle, which is a very exciting but dangerous thing to do without some safety measures.
One of the major injuries sustained from bicycle riding is a fracture. In order to avoid these, you can ride with your kids or provide them with safety gadgets and tips as well.
- Ensure kids wear bicycle helmets
- Let let them ride on the walk way
- Put adequate reflectors and lights on their bikes ( if they’re riding at night).
Many homes have adopted “the glass house” concept where the door, window, coffee tables, coffee cups, cabinet and almost all the gadgets in the house are made of glass. The news is that it is not safe if you have little kids as your concept it can be a facilitator of the glass related accident for your kids.
Children are fond of hitting things against themselves which may be dangerous if almost everything in the house is made glass.
Caution: Always pack up broken glass and safely discard it. Use fewer glass materials in
Suffocating and choking
Children are fond of swallowing whatever their holding irrespective of what it is and also pulling things over their head thereby causing injury. They can swallow, inhale or choke on small items such as toys, peanuts, and marbles.
Caution: Put materials that can pose suffocating risk out of reach.
Most childhood injuries poisoning injuries involve cosmetics, household products and medicines. You should always seek medical intervention in a timely manner because at times, food poisoning quickly results in breathing difficulties.
Caution: Put medicines, cosmetics, household products out of reach.