Each year thousands of under-5s are admitted to hospital following accidents, and lots of these accidents are preventable. It is important to try to minimise risk in the home wherever possible. You can do a lot to avoid common injuries like falls, burns and poisoning. Make sure that all household cleaners and chemicals are out of reach. If you have a baby who is beginning to crawl or walk, install stair gates to protect them and make sure hot pans, hair straighteners and irons are never left within reach.