The above script is part of the
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) radio series 'A Minute for Kids,'
which airs weekdays on WBBM-AM in Chicago, IL.
If you are shopping for a highchair for your baby, keep in mind that
falls are the most serious danger associated with highchairs. Here are
some tips to reduce this danger. When choosing a chair look for a wide base so it won’t easily tip over. If the chair folds, be sure the locking device is secure every time you
unfold the chair. Always strap your child in when she sits in the
chair and never allow her to stand in the highchair. Keep the highchair
away from the table or kitchen counter. Your child may be able to push
off and tip the chair over. Most important, never leave your child
unattended while in the chair. And if you’re traveling or eating out,
and must use a high chair that hooks onto a table - be sure the chair
locks securely onto the table and that the table is heavy enough to
support your child’s weight.