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Home is where the hurt is? Child proofing your house

stockphotopro_7748403zhk_the_stair_masteLois Lee, MD, MPH works in Children’s Emergency Department Injury Prevention Program

As a parent, you might not think of your home as a hazardous place, but through the eyes of a pediatric emergency physician, the home can sometimes seem like a dangerous booby trap for young kids. Places where children can potentially come into harm are everywhere in the home, but with the proper precautions and carefully placed childproofing equipment, you can do your best to keep your child safe.

Falls are one of the number one reasons children come to the emergency department for an injury. Stairs are a common culprit, especially for young children who may not be able to climb stairs well (or maybe not at all.)

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