Nursery Products To Blame For Rise In Infant Injuries, Study Finds
Baby injuries associated with nursery products like carriers, strollers and cribs are on the rise, a study shows.
The study, published Monday, found a 23.7 percent increase in injuries to young children related to nursery products between 2003 and 2011. In all, the authors analyzed 21 years of emergency department data.
The vast majority of these injuries were to the head, neck or face, and 80 percent of infants were injured because they fell — almost always at home. This could include situations like a child wiggling and causing his or her carrier to fall off a countertop, or a baby careening down the stairs in his or her walker.