While it’s nearly impossible to prevent normal childhood bumps, scrapes and bruises in the course of everyday life, these tips can help prevent more serious injuries:
- Make sure your child wears a helmet when bicycling
- Use playgrounds that are right for your child’s age, and make sure there are soft materials under them, such as sand, mulch, or wood chips
- Prevent burns by restricting children’s access to outdoor fire pits, and supervising all cooking activities.
- See the CDC’s recommendations on child safety and injury prevention here.