Common Childhood Injuries and Poisonings
Minor Problem vs. a True Emergency
Preventing Injuries - How You Can Help Your Child
Household Safety Checklist
Emergency Contact Information
Bites and Stings
Minor Cuts, Scrapes, and Skin Wounds
Superficial Injuries to the Face and Head
Muscle and Joint Injuries
There are probably few things more important to you than your child's health and well-being. But even though you may try your best to keep your child healthy and safe, it is not always easy to
Children's work is their play - and play includes many fun types of activities that also put them at risk for injury, such as running, climbing, swimming, biking, and sports. Minor accidents and injuries are part of childhood and growing up. For parents and caregivers, knowing what to do when minor injuries occur is an important part of caring for a child.
To help avoid many common childhood injuries, parents and caregivers should consider learning how to care for many common childhood injuries; tell the difference between a minor problem and a true emergency and respond accordingly; learn what to keep in a first-aid kit; and complete a checklist and phone contact list for when emergencies occur.
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