Baby gear injuries surging, often due to falls

Baby gear injuries surging, often due to fallsBy Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – - Every eight minutes in the U.S., a child under three has an accident related to baby products like strollers, carriers, cribs and walkers, a study suggests. Injuries are on the rise, and roughly four in five are due to falls, researchers report in Pediatrics. “What’s surprising is how many children are still experiencing nursery product-related injuries serious enough to result in a trip to the emergency department – one every eight minutes,” said senior study author Dr. Gary Smith, director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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