- Among children ages 14 and under, it is estimated that 40 percent of deaths and 50 percent of nonfatal unintentional injuries occur in and around the home.
- In 2002, approximately 2100 children ages 14 and under died in the home from unintentional injuries. More than 70% of these deaths occurred among children ages 4 and under.
- More than 4.5 million children ages 14 and under are treated in the emergency room each year for injuries that occurred in the home.
- More children die from accidents in the home each year than from all other childhood illnesses combined!
We are happy to report that most of these injuries are preventable! Proactive parents can play a crucial role in the prevention of these accidents by examining their home for potential dangers and by scheduling an In-Home safety evaluation with us.
Childproofing your home allows your new explorer to move through their environment with fewer restrictions. The proper placement of quality safety products allows you peace of mind and your child freedom to try out their new legs, not to mention independence. The reality is that parents can't be by their child's side every minute of the day, childproofing your home, while not a substitute for adult supervision, adds an extra layer of protection.
Please remember that as your child grows, your childproofing needs may change. With a newborn, you may not need outlet covers. When that same infant begins to crawl, that same electrical outlet can be a serious hazard. When your crawler becomes a walker and climber, safety gates and door locks will be pertinent to your home safety. For these reasons we recommend having a detailed childproofing evaluation performed in your home. Some of our products are as follows: