With their bright, cheery colors and soft appearances, it’s hard to imagine that bounce houses could possibly be dangerous. However, all you have to do is do a quick internet search for bounce house accidents, and you will be greeted with terrifying videos of bouncy castles floating high in the air or trapped in powerlines. And that’s just the beginning.
Here are just a few of the worst-reported accidents:
A 3-year-old in Washington was killed after two adults fell on him, fracturing his skull.
Two New York kindergartners were seriously injured after their bounce house was blown 50 feet into the air by a gust of wind, and they fell out, landing on a parked car and on asphalt, respectively.…
Most people don’t think of Easter as a time when people tend to get injured, but every year people get hurt in various accidents related to the holiday.
What kind of accidents?
Well, one mother in Oregon is seeking $112,000 in damages after she was allegedly injured in a 2016 egg hunt. Rachel Townsend took her son and niece to the event held in Happy Valley, Oregon. According to the lawsuit, Townsend was pushed and knocked to the ground when older children and unregistered egg hunters rushed the field.
She is holding the venue and planning company liable for her injuries, which include a torn meniscus and partially torn ligament in her knee along with other sprains and strains.…
As a parent, you do your best to protect your child and minimize risks by every means possible, including driving safely to prevent auto accidents. However, some crashes just can’t be prevented, in which case a car set will dramatically reduce your child’s risk of serious injury or death.
However, not just any car seat will do. To keep your child as safe as possible, it is imperative that you use the proper car seat for your child’s age and size, and that you follow proper use and installation guidelines.
Why you need a car seat
The sad reality is that car crashes kill more children in the US than any other type of child injury, causing nearly 700 child deaths annually.…
Summer is ending, which means it’s time for Florida kids to head back to school. As your kids head back to the classroom, you’ll be dealing with school supplies, homework, projects, and extracurricular activities.
Sometimes, you might also have to deal with school injuries.
Slip and falls are some of the most common school injuries because there is ample opportunity for a slip and fall to occur. Whether it’s due to a freshly mopped or waxed floor, running down the hall, a spill in the cafeteria, a backpack left out in a classroom aisle, playing on a playground, or numerous other factors, your child might slip, trip, or fall on school property.…
Summertime might be a Florida kid’s favorite time of year. No school. No responsibility. Plenty of time to have fun playing outside. Unfortunately, even if you’ve taught your kids to play outside safely, accidents happen, and while most accidents aren’t a big deal, all accidents should be taken seriously, especially if injuries are involved.
According to a report in Pediatrics, the leading cause of death in children is preventable injuries. So if you know which injuries to look out for, you might be able to prevent them from ever happening.
To help you do this, we’re going to look at four of the most common summertime child injuries.
Summer Accidents to Watch Out for If You Have Kids
“Look both ways before crossing the street.” “Don’t run with scissors.” “Stay away from open flames.” You know about those dangers, and most likely you’ve already warned your kids about them. Probably over and over.
However, our world is forever changing, and new ways for children to potentially get hurt appear every single day. Because of this, it can be tough to keep up with all the different possible dangers and warn your kids about them. You have to do your best, though, because about 10% of Florida children have to visit the emergency room for an injury every single year.
In an effort to help you prevent your kids from becoming a part of that 10%, below we have put together a list of (mostly) new safety rules designed to help prevent child injuries and accidents that may not have even occurred to you yet.…