Thermal injury associated with infant walking-aids

M. A. Birchall, H. P. Henderson

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Leicester Royal Infirmary and Government statistics have shown that an increase in the use of baby-walkers has been accompanied by a rise in the incidence of burns associated with their use. These burns tend to be more severe than the average for this age-group. Three case histories are presented as illustrations. The head, neck and hands are particularly affected. Three mechanisms of injury are identified. Safety guidelines are unrealistic and not enforced, testing is inadequate, and the devices hinder normal motor development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery


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