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The Center for Disease Control & Injury Prevention (CDC) states unintentional injuries are "predictable and preventable," when proper safety precautions are taken — they are not "accidents." Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries to children under the age of 15. Fall injuries are the highest among children ages 0-4, accounting for 45% or all non-fatal injuries to children. The majority of these falls happen in the child's home. The CDC recommends the use of safety gates to prevent stairway-related falls and injuries.

Did you know that not all safety gates are approved for use at the top of stairs?

Check the packaging — if this symbol is present, the safety gate is not approved for use at the top of the stairs!

It's tragic but true: More than 2,000 children die each year as a result of unintentional home injury, and the highest rates are among babies under a year, according to the Home Safety Council. Here, the four leading causes of infant death and injury at home — and how to prevent them.

Falls: Too Few Baby Gates

'Parents often put gates at the top of stairs but not at the bottom, so their child crawls up and then falls right back down,' says Meri K. Appy, president of the Home Safety Council. Another potential problem: pressure gates, which can be pushed over.

Lifesaver: Choose hardware-mounted gates for the top and bottom of the stairs. And make sure the gates' openings are small enough that your baby's head can't fit through."

— Excerpt from the article, Infant Safety Hazards, at

Additional Safety Gate & Household Safety Articles:

Stairs at Home Remain a Childhood Hazard
Baby Gates: What You Need to Know About Baby Safety Gates
KidsHealth: Household Safety Checklists
Child Injured on Stairs Every 6 Minutes
How to Choose & Install a Stair Safety Gate
Still too Many Stair-related Injuries Among Children
Keeping Kids Safe from Falls