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Why are infants prone to accidents?

Infants six months of age and less are prone to accidents because:
  • Infants of this age can roll over and reach for objects.
  • They are often poisoned by helpful older siblings or given foods that can be choked on.
Infants seven to twelve months are prone to accidents because they:
  • Learn to crawl, pull to stand, and walk by holding onto furniture.
  • Can pull pans off a stove or pull on a tablecloth with objects on it. In either case, a severe injury could happen.

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