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Friday, February 18, 2011

Crib Injuries Land Thousands of Toddlers in ER Each Year

In a report just published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers found that each year in the United States, nearly 10,000 children under the age of 2 arrive in emergency rooms with injuries suffered while in cribs, playpens and bassinets. Most of the injuries are caused when children fall out of the crib. That is why it is important to make sure that your crib is properly set up.

For the complete story, you can read it at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_108946.html (this link is only good for 60 days).

Both Consumer Reports and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) have excellent crib safety tips. Check out these links:

Crib Safety Tips (CSPC)

Crib Safety Tips (Consumer Reports)

If you are shopping for a crib, check out Choosing a Crib from the American Academy of Pediatrics

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