Preventing Head Injuries
absolutely no way that you can ever protect your child from
being injured, no matter how much you wish it, so that being
said, you just have to take reasonable precautions when they
are young, and teach them responsibility for their actions as
they get older.
Preventing head injuries is impossible too,
but there are some things you can do to help prevent problems
before they arise, so make sure that:
home is as child proofed as possible to prevent injuries at
children wear the appropriate safety head wear for all sports,
like biking, skiing, skating, skateboarding etc. Did you know
that if your child wears a bike helmet when they are out
cycling, then they can reduce the risk of receiving a
concussion by about 80%? Surely that's worth
children always use seat belts in a vehicle, and when young use
the appropriate booster seat, or baby
* If your
child has a concussion, make sure they rest sufficiently
afterwards so that the brain can heal fully, and do not risk
re-injuring the brain.
Remember to set good examples of no drinking and driving, and
no drugs while driving either.
sure the bathroom has non slip mats.
* If you
have seniors at home, make the place as tidy and free of
clutter as possible, so there is less chance of them tripping
and getting a head injury.
children, make sure the windows have guards that will stop the
child falling out. Every year there seem to be more of these
sure you use safety gates at the top and bottom of staircases
when you have youngsters around.
* If you
have pets, make sure they are trained to stay away from your
feet when you are walking.
* If you
have a home playground, make sure the surface is made of shock
absorbing material like mulch or sand.
your family about safety, and why you do certain things certain
ways to prevent injury
great care of yourself, and good luck trying to prevent head
injuries. You will be unable to prevent all accidents, but at
least if you follow the list above, you will have tried to
prevent as many as you can.