Health Tip: When You Shop With Children
(HealthDay News) -- The prospect of riding in a shopping cart
may get many children excited about a trip to the grocery
But the American Academy of Pediatrics says shopping carts
contribute to some 23,000 child visits to the emergency room each
year. It offers these safety suggestions:
- Consider putting the child in a stroller, wagon, or frontpack
instead of a cart.
- If you choose to put the child in a cart, make sure the child
is strapped in with a harness or safety belt.
- Never leave the child unattended.
- Don't allow your child to stand up in the cart.
- Never put an infant carrier on top of the cart.
- Don't place your child inside the basket of the cart.
- Don't let your child climb on or hang from a cart.
- Don't let one child push a shopping cart with another child in
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