A shopping trip with young kids can be quite a juggling act—and as it turns out, a potentially dangerous one. There’s more than falling prices going on.
Latest findings show one child goes to the ER for a shopping cart injury every twenty-two minutes—or over 24,000 a year. That may give you sticker shock, but I hope it leads to safer shopping.
The majority of injuries came from children simply falling out of a cart—either from not being restrained or riding in the basket. But many injuries occurred from carts tipping over or collisions.
I remember plenty of times I went shopping with my children. The temptation to leave them “just for a moment” is real. And we all know a fussy baby hates to be strapped in. Unfortunately, compromising can leave you checking out of the store—and checking into the hospital.
Here are some of my other blogs on the topic:
- 1 kid goes to the ER every 22 minutes due to shopping cart injuries
- Highchair Safety
- High chair-related injuries on the rise
- Group lists child car safety seats containing most and least hazardous chemicals
- Seatbelt Safety
- Most parents fail to follow child car seat guidelines
- Research says devices intended to save children in hot vehicles are unreliable
- Small magnets hazardous to children
- When buying toys, for kids’ sake, think toy safety
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