A study found that about 9,400 children in the United States become injured from falling out of high chairs every year. Although the high chair may be safe, how they are used may be more important.
One of the most common injuries resulting from falls from high chairs were head injuries. Researchers determined that a restraining system on the chair was not being used.
You should always keep an eye on your child while they are in their high chair even if they are using the restraining system. High chairs contain hardware and plastic objects, such as the serving tray, that children could bump or bruise themselves.
Make sure you are using the correct type of chair that fits your child’s age and size. Along with the high number of high chair falls, it has been reported that more than 40,000 children fall from chairs every year. Most of the falls happened when children were using a chair without a restraining system and the injuries were much more severe.
If you have concerns about your child’s high chair and want to know if it is safe, check to see if a recall has been issued. Also, you can find YouTube videos demonstrating the proper use of the restraining system for your specific high chair to ensure your child’s safety.
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Source: Livescience.com, “9,400 Kids Injured in High Chairs Every Year”