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Highchair Safety


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.  


​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.
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