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What Are the Dangers of Baby Bottles and Pacifiers in Homes and Day Care Centers?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In most every home with a baby or infant, you will find baby bottles, sippy cups, and / or pacifiers While there are many benefits to these products, there can also be dangers which result in injuries to babies and infants. Nationwide Children’s Hospital conducted a study of ER visits between 1991 and 2010. It was reported that over 45,000 children under the age of 3 years old were treated in Emergency Rooms for accidents / injuries related to these common baby / infant products. The most common body parts / regions injured included the head, face, neck, and mouth. Many children were injured by these products during a fall while the child was walking or running with the product in his or her mouth at the time of the incident. Parents should consult their pediatrician as to recommendations for use or limitations as to pacifiers. This goes the same for bottles and sippy cups. For more information, see Baby Bottles and Pacifiers Can Injure Young Children.

Parents, day care providers, baby sitters, and others should be aware that common objects can pose a danger to children. While it is unrealisic to believe that every single accident or incident causing personal injuries can be avoided, all child care providers should strive to do their best to put safety measures in place and provide consistent and timely supervision of children under their care. Many incidents or accidents can be avoided with due diligence and common sense.

When a child is injured due to the fault or negligence of others, a parent often times has many questions regarding medical bills, medical treatment, compensation, lost wages, insurance claims, lawsuits and other matters. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Homeowner’s Insurance, Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

David Wolf is a child injury lawyer and safety advocate who has dedicated his entire legal care to protect and enforce the legal rights of children. He is the author of the book – The ABCs of Child Injury and other books on the issue of child rights and personal injuries. As a father, coach, and volunteer in the community, David Wolf understands the importance of child safety and how important it is to protect the most valuable part of our community – the children.