Diaper changing tables
- Falls from a changing table are not uncommon, so they should have effective guard rails or raised edges.
- Have all the supplies you need at hand so that you won’t have to leave the baby unattended, even for a few moments.
- An infant carrier placed on a counter-top, table, washer/dryer, etc. is another common cause of serious falls among infants. Therefore always place infant carriers on the ground.
Chairs & high chairs
- If you have a high chair, prevent falls by restraining the child in his seat with something like a scarf tied around his waist, under his arms, and around the back of the chair.
- Never prop up a young child in an adult chair, regardless of whether you use pillows or not. A baby left on her own can easily topple over, often head first.
Pediatrician DR.PAUL Roumeliotis is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The information provided above is designed to be an educational aid only. It is not intended to replace the advice and care of your child’s physician, nor is it intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you suspect that your child has a medical condition always consult a physician.