STATES CHRONICLE – Who would have thought that strollers could be a danger to our children? According to a new study, about two children visit the emergency room every hour for injuries related to being in a stroller. This happens mostly because the baby is not aware of the way he/she is moving. Parents also should pay more attention to their children if they want them to be healthy.
It seems that more than 360 000 children younger than 5 years old went to the doctor for stroller injuries in the past 20 years. Most of these accidents happened when the child fell out of the infant carrier. What is very important is that babies could have traumatic brain injuries with consequences on the development of your child. Of course, you can use strollers without any problem as long as you pay attention all the time to your baby. As a baby, he/she will not move very much, but after they learn how to walk, things are more dangerous.
The researchers used data from emergency room visits made due to stroller accidents. Of course, carriers can be also handheld and those that detach from a stroller. Even though most of the accidents were not dangerous, there were some of them that lead to traumatic brain injuries. Moreover, there are more accidents now than in the past, which means that parents are not aware of the danger. According to the study, most of the children went home after they were treated in the ER.
So what should we do if we want our child to be safe? First of all, we must make sure that the baby is feeling well in the stroller. The best advice we can give is to follow the instructions of the product and this way your child will be safe. Another thing would be to avoid hanging your purse on the stroller because they are heavy and it may exceed the weight limit of your product. It is better to buy new products than using old strollers.
Do not place carries in high places from where your child could fall. Pay attention to these things and you will not have any problem. Of course, strollers accidents can happen and it is important to take the baby to the hospital as soon as possible.
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