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6 things parents forget to worry about

Playground injuries

Supervising kids on the playground helps deter serious injuries.

Supervision on the playground is a must whether it’s mom and dad or a teacher. Surprisingly, playground injuries can be pretty serious. About 45 percent of playground-related injuries are severe and may range from fractures and dislocations to internal injuries and amputations.

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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