School has been back in session for a bit, and it’s time to review how your child is doing. While we expect school to be safe, kids are injured each year when attending classes and taking part in school activities. Now that your child is settling in, here are some questions to ask:
For many parents, bunk beds are a fact of childhood. They’re often used at camps and at colleges and boarding schools. They can also be a great option for children’s rooms, especially if kids share a room with their siblings or want an extra sleep space for sleepovers.
While bunk beds can be space-effective, a study has found that they have been linked to thousands of injuries requiring emergency room treatment. Between 2006 and 2015, in fact, there were 639,700 bunk bed injuries across the country requiring emergency room treatment. These injuries included:
With another school year about to begin for many students, it’s a good time to remember that tens of thousands of students are injured at school. And in fact, the first two months of school are the time when most injuries happen.
Fortunately, there is something parents can do. There are steps you can take to reduce the risk for your children:
This month is a good time to reflect on eye safety for children. Eye injuries and preventable vision impairment sustained in childhood can affect a child’s life, education, and future career prospects. Fortunately, there are many things that can be done to protect our children.
Recently, much of the country has experienced record-setting heatwaves and certainly Miami Beach ad South Florida in general are no stranger to dangerous temperatures. The sun and heat can cause serious harm, especially to children, who may not know about sun safety.
In Key Biscayne and other South Florida communities, serious injuries happen every day in car accidents, truck collisions, slip and fall incidents, sports injuries, and other types of incidents. Catastrophic injuries are always devastating, but they can be even more so for children.
Childhood injuries can impact a child’s entire life. Since children are still developing, a serious injury can impact their growth and development. In addition, young children may struggle to understand a serious injury and may suffer emotionally from the pain and fear.
In Weston, Miami, and other communities in Southern Florida, youth sports are an important and healthy part of childhood. Sports build discipline, encourage physical fitness, and provide many other physical, emotional, and even academic benefits.
Many sports also carry the risk of head injuries and concussions. While in the past many believed that concussions were less serious than traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), today there is growing evidence that all injuries to the head need to be treated seriously. It is now understood that repeated concussions, especially early in life, can have life-long effects.
Oakland Park parents send their children to daycares to provide a safe, enriching environment for their kids while other caregivers are at work. Daycares are businesses and have a duty of care to the children in their care. When they are negligent or reckless, serious injuries can happen.
While many daycares work hard to provide excellent care for children, there are instances where children have been abused in daycare or have been seriously injured due to neglect and recklessness. Some businesses simply take on too many children, are understaffed, or fail to create policies to keep children safe. When this happens, parents may have a legal claim.
Inflatable bounce houses, also known as bouncy castles, are very popular at outdoor festivals and events. They can also be rented for private parties and are often featured at birthday events at home. The companies that offer these rentals or who set up bouncy castles at events have a duty of care to make sure children stay safe.
Unfortunately, while colorful and fun, inflatable bounce houses do pose a hazard and there has been an increase in the number of Cooper City childhood injuries and U.S. injuries from these attractions.
Now that the holidays are over, many children are spending time with the new toys and games they have gotten as gifts over the last few weeks. It’s a joyous time, but unfortunately not every toy which is available for sale today is safe and parents need to continue to be vigilant about toy safety in their Hollywood homes.
Unsafe toys cause injuries to children in Hollywood each year. Sharp edges can cause lacerations while small parts can pose a choking hazard. Any toys with long strings can be an asphyxiation danger and some toys over the past few years have posed a burn, electrocution, or toxic substance hazard.
If you have children in your life, there are several things you can do to keep them safe: