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High Chair Danger, Tips For Parents

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This week, Jeremy Shere talks about the more than 9,500 toddlers and infants who are taken to the emergency room each year because of injuries when left in high chairs.

Although most injuries were minor bumps and bruises, and only 3 percent of the children in the study were hospitalized, the potential harm to the head is serious.

There are two recommendations for parents in order to prevent these types of injuries, according to the study: Keep a close eye on high-chair bound infants, and play it safe after a child falls by taking him or her to the doctor.

High chair safety should be high on the list of every child’s caregiver.