The most common cause: falling from the shopping cart which accounted for about 70% of the injuries. It’s not just the number of injuries that’s concerning, it’s the type. About 78% were head injuries ranging from a bump (minor) to a concussion (serious).
Part of the reason is the shopping cart itself. It was designed to hold groceries and not kids. There have been attempts to make them safer with the addition of straps or seats low to the ground but often you can’t find one when you need it or they are broken.
Leaving your kids at home isn’t an option, so here are five tips to prevent a trip to the ER.
It’s worth taking a few extra steps and preventing an unnecessary trip to the ER.
Ari Brown, MD
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