Injury Prevention

Rules for Playing Indoors

Serious injuries or even death can occur as a result of innocent play. Here are some basic rules to make indoor play safer.

  • Don’t permit running or jumping in the house.
  • Don’t permit your child to play in the kitchen or bathroom.
  • Help your child understand the difference between indoor toys and outdoor toys.
  • If your child is playing hide and seek in the house, keep closets, attics and basements sealed off to prevent accidents with harmful objects and substances. Keep refrigerators and freezers locked to prevent your child from hiding inside, getting trapped and suffocating.
  • Teach older children which toys are not appropriate for younger children.
Last Update
January 29, 2008
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Last Update
January 29, 2008
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