Kids who climb in home more likely to land in ER

December 2, 2014 1:23 PM

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Kids who climb in home more likely to land in ER

Playing on the furniture like it's a jungle gym could end with a trip to the emergency room, according to a new study that finds that 3-year-olds with a propensity to climb are nearly 10 times more likely to end up seeing a doctor after a fall than kids of the same age who keep their feet on the floor.

The research also reveals that not putting up safety gates in the home, and failing to teach kids not to climb on furniture are linked to an increase in medical visits for falls.

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