Each year 40,000 under-fives are admitted to hospital following accidents, and lots of these accidents are preventable.
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Before your child starts crawling:
When your child starts crawling:
When your child starts to walk, they are likely to be unsteady on their feet:
Food is the most common thing for babies and toddlers to choke on.
Keep small objects, such as buttons, coins and small toy parts, out of your baby's reach.
What to do if your child is choking:
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If you think your child has swallowed pills or medicines:
Babies can drown in as little as 5cm (two inches) of water. Drowning is one of the commonest causes of child death – it’s often silent, so you won’t necessarily hear any noise or struggle.
If your child has a burn:
You should take your child to the nearest A&E department if they have:-
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