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6 things parents forget to worry about

Bike riding

Bike riding crashes that involve children account for more emergency room visits than any other sports.

Riding a bike may be a fun pastime but if a child isn’t wearing a helmet, it could end in tragedy. Bicycle-related crashes involving children account for more emergency room visits than any other sport. Head injuries, a common injury if the child isn’t wearing proper equipment, can lead to permanent brain injuries or death.

Reviewed by Dr. Eva Benmeleh, September 2020

References

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics News. Don’t txt n drive: Teens not getting msg.
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Infant Sleep Position and SIDS.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unintentional Drowning: Get the Facts.
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Playground Injuries.
  5. AAA. Distracted Driving.
  6. AAA. Teens Report Texting or Using Phone While Driving Significantly Less Often than Adults.
  7. British Medical Journal. Bed sharing when parents do not smoke.

Comments

  1. One thing I tend to worry too much about is choking. It’s always been something that scares me, especially when my girls were first stating to eat real food.

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