#1 Thing You Should Never Do With Your Kid If You Own This Common Home Appliance
#1 Thing You Should Never Do With Your Kid If You Own This Common Home Appliance (Spoiler altert: Ceiling Fans Dangerous for Kids)
File this under: Isn’t this obvious? Don’t toss your kid in the air if you have a ceiling fan.
Ceiling Fans Dangerous for Kids? Yeah, no kidding.
But apparently, this a major problem.
A study in the journal Pediatrics found between 2013 and 2021, emergency rooms saw 20,500 ceiling fan-related injuries.
Emergency rooms treat more than 2,300 children for head injuries stemming from ceiling fans, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission found
The most commonly treated injury from ceiling fans are deep wounds, according to Pediatrics. Skull fractures accounted for five to 18 percent of cases.
The study found head injuries from ceiling fans happen most often in two age groups: babies under one year old and four-year-old children.
What the heck is wrong with people?
It’s time for a reality check about why parenting and common sense sometimes seem to be on different planets. We’re talking about the spectacularly silly act of tossing your kid into the air like a mini human cannonball while a ceiling fan spins above.