By Benjamin Klopman, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
A new study confirms what common sense has known for a long time – that proper installation of appropriate safety devices can prevent child injuries at home. The study shows a clear link between babyproofing one’s home and a reduction in child injuries. The researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center looked at two groups of families with infants. One family had properly installed and maintained child safety devices in their home whereas the other family did not. The family that took the safety precautions had 70% fewer injuries requiring medical attention.
The study’s lead investigator, Dr. Kieran J. Phelan, said that parents may not have the time, training or resources to obtain and install the proper safety products. As such, The International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS) is encouraging parents to use the help of a professional babyproofer to help them choose and install the appropriate safety devices. The IAFCS is a worldwide network of child safety professionals and babyproofers that have helped parents to keep their home safe for over 15 years.
Regardless of whether Baltimore, Maryland parents chose to use a professional childproofer, parents can reduce the risk of injuries in their home by picking one, ten, or 100 things to make your home safer. For more information on this topic, see babyproofing one’s home reduces child injury risk by 70%.