Keeping Your Toddler Safe

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/14/2012 6:18 pm
Binkies, bottles and sip cups, oh my!
 
Little ones love them. 

But now researchers are finding, these items are not always safe. 

According to a new study in this week's issue of Pediatrics, from 1991 to 2010, more than 45,000 children under the age of three were treated in emergency rooms in the U.S. for injuries caused by a bottles, sippy cups or pacifiers. That's about one child every four hours. 

The data, which was collected through a national survey on injuries, found 86 percent of the accidents happened when children fell while using one of the products, and 83 percent of those falls resulted in lacerations or contusions to the face and mouth. 

Study authors also found that two-thirds of the injuries involved one-year-olds, an age, pediatricians say, when little ones are still uneasy on their feet and are prone to topple over. 

Because of the high number of injuries reported, study authors recommend toddlers not have these products in their mouths when they are walking, and that children only be given products designed for their age group.

Doctors also noted the best thing to do to avoid injuries, is to help children make a transition to a regular cup around the age of one. 

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
Lincoln County Woman Abducted; Held For Ransom
Stanford Police are looking for a suspect who abducted a woman at gun point, and held her for ransom Video Video
Identity Theft Suspect Identified
Nicholasville Police are positive they have a suspect identified who is wanted in a recent identity theft case.
Postal Facility In Lexington Scheduled To Be Closed In 2015
The U.S. Postal Service's processing and distribution center on Nandino Boulevard in Lexington is scheduled to be closed next year to save money, according to the USPS Website. Video Video
2014 36 Blitz: Mason Co. Royals
A look at tradition in Maysville and what it means to this season's team. Video Video
Interstate closes after bee-carrying truck crashes
Police say a semi flat-bed truck hauling beehives has crashed, causing eastbound Interstate 24 to close near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line at Clarksville, Tennessee.
Flu RSS Aggregator Widget. Flash Player 9 is required.
Flu RSS Aggregator Widget.
Flash Player 9 is required.

Five Minutes Or Less For Health Widget. Flash Player 9 is required.
Five Minutes Or Less For Health Widget.
Flash Player 9 is required.

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.