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Home Safety

Did you know? Most injuries to young children happen in the home and most of these injuries are both predictable and preventable.


In 2016 there were 1,509 visits to the ER at the Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre due to falls.

Make your home a safe place

  • Actively supervise young children and be within arm’s reach and sight
  • Childproof your home and create a safe space
  • Go room to room and get down on your hands and knees to see things from their perspective
0-6 months 7-12 months Over a year

24% of falls at this age happened when I am being carried

40% of falls at this age happen when I fall off furniture. 19% falls now happen when I trip or stumble as I learn to walk.
Be alert to our surroundings when you are carrying me. Stay close and keep your hands on me when I am on the couch, bed, or change Remove any hazards in my way like rugs and toys.

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For more information, contact Child Safety Middlesex London

Date of creation: February 26, 2013
Last modified on: November 20, 2017