Other Injury Prevention Tips
• Play safely.
Falls on the playground are a common cause of injury. Check to make sure that the surfaces under playground equipment are safe, soft and well maintained (such as wood chips or sand, not dirt or grass).
• Make your home safer.
Use home safety devices, such as guards on windows that are above ground level, stair gates and guardrails. These devices can help keep a busy, active child from taking a dangerous tumble.
• Keep sports safe.
Make sure your child wears protective gear during sports and recreation. For example, when in-line skating, use wrist guards, knee and elbow pads, and a helmet.
• Supervision is key.
Supervise young children at all times around fall hazards, such as stairs and playground equipment, whether you’re at home or out to play.