Certain age groups among children are more prone to certain types of falls. For example, infants are more likely to fall from furniture, while toddlers are more likely to fall from windows. Older children sustain more fall-related injuries from playground equipment.
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches falls: prevention
The Injury Prevention Program at Boston Children's Hospital is committed to decreasing the incidence of injuries, including falls, through community-based education efforts, distributing safety materials and conducting research into what works best. To learn more about these programs go here.