Children are injured in many ways, from falls to motor vehicle collisions. Many of these injuries can be prevented. Learn how to reduce the risk of injuries by following the tips below.
As parents, we know that simple falls resulting in scrapes and bruises are part of growing up as our children learn, develop and explore. It's important to remember that serious falls happen and can cause severe injuries. Learn how to protect your kids from serious falls or objects that may fall on them.
Car Seat and Booster Seat Safety
Pedestrian and Traffic Safety
Bicycle and Helmet Safety
Gun and Ammunition Safety
Furniture and TV Tip Overs
Sleep Safety at Home
Injury prevention is an important part of our mission as a trauma center. Through research, education and outreach to the public, we aim to teach families and caregivers how to recognize injury risks and create a safe environment. Founded in 1987 at Children's National Hospital, Safe Kids Worldwide is a global network of health care providers and organizations dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries, which are the leading cause of death in children in the United States. Many injuries are accidental and preventable, often the result of bicycle crashes, pedestrian accidents, burns, falls and drowning.