There's no shortage of ways kids can get hurt. You can thoroughly
childproof your home
), always buckle-up your kids in
, and never leave them alone in or near the
bathtub or pool
. Yet, somehow they find unexpected ways to injure themselves.
It’s often difficult for parents to know whether they can kiss the injury and make it better, or
if a trip to the emergency room is necessary
. Different problems require different levels of care. If you're unsure what to do, call your pediatrician. He or she can help you decide what steps to take.