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
- 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
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
- 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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