Home and Yard

Injury Prevention Home and Yard cartoonWhile your child’s natural curiosity to explore his or her surroundings, especially within the safe confines of your home or backyard, is a healthy part of development, hidden hazards often lurk nearby. From power lawnmowers and unlocked second-story windows to stray dogs and lightening, the most common household elements can put children at risk for injuries.

In this section, parents will find home and yard safety basics, including “house rules” for your child’s babysitter that can help make your home the most popular – and safe – spot in the neighborhood.