In the Hospital
Even during a short hospital stay, kids may feel unsteady on their feet because of inactivity or the medicines they are taking.
Talk to the hospital staff about your child’s risk for falls, and find out how they decide what precautions to take. Some hospitals provide grippy socks or a special wristband for patients who are at risk for falls.
Keeping medicines out of the reach of children is a great first step to staying safe with medicines.
Kids should know not to take medicines that aren’t theirs.