Cribs, Carriers, and Strollers Are Causing More Injuries in Babies and Toddlers Than Ever Before
New research shows 66,000 kids under 3 are treated for injuries related to nursery products each year, and the biggest culprits are cribs, baby carriers, and strollers.
Eight years ago, my first daughter had a baby walker. By our third baby, I’d realized this product probably wasn’t safe for use in our home, given the fact that we live on three levels!According to a new study conducted at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and published in the journal Pediatrics, injury prevention efforts with baby walkers did in fact lead to a decline in nursery product–related injuries from 1991 to 2003. The findings suggest that since 2003, however, injuries associated with other staple baby products like carriers, cribs, and strollers have increased.
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