Most injuries are from falls when children try to climb out of cribs and playpens.
A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics says nearly 10,000 infants and toddlers go to the emergency room each year in crib and playpen accidents. 26 children are hurt each day.
The journal says better prevention efforts are needed and that a ban on drop-side cribs will help reduce the numbers of children hurt.
83.2% of the accidents involved cribs. 12.6% involved playpens. Bassinets were involved in 4.2% of the accidents.
A professor at the Center for Injury Research and Policy tells Healthday that these numbers are underestimated. Not every child is taken to an emergency room after an accident. Some are taken to a private doctor's office or urgent care center.