As children grow and develop, the safety of the home needs to be
continually checked. Accidental injuries are one of the leading causes of death
in children younger than age 5. The following questions can help you determine
how your child's skills can affect his or her safety in the home:1
American Academy of Pediatrics (2009). Keeping your child safe. In SP Shevlov et al., eds., Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, 5th ed., pp. 457–506. New York: Bantam.
March 8, 2013
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
& John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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