In an ideal world, the house is a safe haven where no harm can come to our family. Sadly, we live in the real world.
In an ideal world, the house is a safe haven where no harm can come to our family. But in the real world there are infinite ways in which we could harm ourselves, even in the comfort of our own homes. And sadly, children are most often the victims.
Here are ten of the most common injuries that occur inside the house and that you should be aware of.
1. Falling objects
Once children start walking, the dangers found around the house increases. At this stage in their lives they are compelled to grab and touch and inspect things. Parents need to be cautious of everything that their babies might get a hold of and yank, such as electrical cords, table cloths, and dish towels.
2. Trips and falls
Everyone can fall and injure themselves, but particularly prone to falling are young and old people. Often when people fall, they will sustain only minor injuries. But on severe cases, they may break a bone or suffer a concussion. Immediately call the doctor if someone who had just fallen experiences some of these symptoms: drowsiness, vomiting, loss of consciousness.