You might have noticed how easily babies and children can fall. Falls prevention is about watching your child’s development and adjusting your child’s home and play environment as he grows.About falls and falls preventionFalls are the most common cause of injuries in every age group. As babies and children start moving around more, they’re more likely to have falls and bumps.Injuries to children often happen when you don’t expect it, because children grow and develop new skills so quickly.The best thing you can do to keep your child safe is to monitor the new skills she’s learning, and the new places she can reach and get to – and then adjust your environment to suit.Falls are part of the normal growing process. Most falls lead only to bumps and bruises, but they can sometimes lead to a trip to a doctor or the hospital.Bathroom: preventing falls
Bedroom: preventing falls
Furniture: preventing falls
Out and about: preventing falls
Steps an stairs: preventing falls
Trip hazards: preventing falls
Things that influence injuries from falls
Play is a great relationship builder. Spending time playing with your child sends a simple message – you are important to me. Help your child learn about who she is and where she fits in the world.