Hip Injuries, Age 11 and Younger
The following tips may prevent the chance of hip injuries.
- Always be gentle with your child. Do not grab your child by his or her legs.
- Be aware of your child's chance of falling, and take steps to prevent falls.
- Never leave a baby unattended in high places, such as on a tabletop, in a crib with the sides down, or even on a bed or sofa.
- Do not leave a baby unattended in any infant seat or "sitting" toy, such as a swing, walker, saucer, or jumper. Use all the safety straps provided.
Establish good safety habits early so that your child will continue them when he or she is older.
- Place children in an approved child car seat when riding in a motor vehicle. Follow the manufacturer's directions for installing and securing the seat.
- Have older children wear seat belts every time they are in a motor vehicle. Set a good example by always using your seat belt when traveling in a motor vehicle.
- Have your child wear protective gear when playing contact sports such as football or hockey.
Injuries may occasionally be a sign of abuse. You may be able to prevent further abuse by reporting it and seeking help.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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