Children's Hospital is part of the UPMC family.
As your baby begins to crawl, climb or walk, his world expands. His new independence and mobility raise a different set of safety concerns. Tiny hands can reach for possible dangers and wobbly legs can give way to potential head and body injuries.
Safety devices are available for virtually every room in your home. Routinely check your home for potential dangers and hazards. Crawl on your hands and knees through each room to see where locks, latches, guards or other safety improvements may be needed. The suggestions in this section can help you protect curious toddlers and preschool age children from hazards throughout your home.
Use a guardrail for your child’s bed after she has outgrown her crib. Your child should be moved to a bed when she learns to climb out of her crib or is 32 inches tall.
Use safety latches or door knob covers on closet doors to prevent your child from becoming trapped inside closets.
Use one-piece, rounded-edge doorstoppers. Doorstoppers with rubber tips can be pulled apart and swallowed.
Check older homes (those built prior to 1978) for leaded, peeling paint chips. Leaded paint chips, and paint chip dust, if swallowed or inhaled, can cause brain damage or poisoning.
For a hazard-free home, don’t use throw rugs. However, if you do, use safety tape or a nontoxic sealant to make rugs slip-proof.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
With myCHP, you can request appointments, review test results, and more.
For questions about a hospital bill call:
To pay your bill online, please visit UPMC's online bill payment system.
Interested in giving to Children's Hospital? Visit Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's website to make a donation online.