Children in Baby Walkers Can Escape Parents and be Seriously Injured or Killed
|While seated in his baby walker,
an 8 month old male walked through an open swimming pool security gate and
fell into the deep end of his family's swimming pool. The victim's mother
rescued the victim from the swimming pool, however the victim expired on
the third post-accident date. The cause of death is considered accidental.
|Every year, nearly 25,000 infants
are treated in Hospital Emergency Rooms for injuries in baby walkers.
Many fall down stairs, and others are injured when they move through doors unattended by parents or caregivers.
Mobile baby walkers may not be that good a choice where stairs, pools and other dangers are present.
Alternative, non-mobile baby stations are available for parents to consider.