Childhood Accidents

By: Sahar El-Hodiri
By: Sahar El-Hodiri

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Even if you think you've taken every precaution to keep your child safe in your home, there may be some less obvious dangers you've missed. Every year one out of every four kids suffers an injury serious enough to need medical attention.

Nothing has ever happened to either of Stacey Pogue's children, but she knows an accident can occur in an instant. That's why she's prepared. She and her husband are both trained to perform CPR, and she has told her children not to put small things, like toys, in their mouths.

According to Parenting Magazine, these are the top seven childhood accidents:

  • Choking
  • Bike Injuries
  • Drowning
  • Playground Injuries
  • Suffocation
  • Poisoning
  • Burns

That's a lot to watch out for, and Stacey knows it. She says it is impossible for any parent to keep an eye on their children all of the time, so they should do their best and hope that nothing ever happens.

If an accident does happen, parents should know what to do. For detailed information on childhood accidents, how to prevent them, and what to do when they happen, visit the National Safe Kids Campaign website.


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