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ALMEIDA, Lindynês Amorim de et al. Preventing Domestic Accidents in Early Childhood: an Integrative Review. Revista urug. enferm. (En línea) [online]. 2023, vol.18, n.2, e401.  Epub Dec 01, 2023. ISSN 2301-0371.


Early childhood is a phase marked by intense child development, with improved motor, cognitive and sensory skills. Given this, children are exposed to risks and, therefore, must redouble care to prevent accidents, especially at home. Aim: To identify the risks to which children are exposed, as well as scientific works that address the prevention of domestic accidents in early childhood.


This is an integrative literature review conducted in the following databases: LILACS, MEDLINE, BDENF, and SciELO. The level of evidence of the articles found was assessed using the Oxford Center for Evidence-based Medicine method.


Ten articles met the established search criteria. The domestic accidents that stood out in the articles were: falls, burns, poisoning, and tipping over television sets. Regarding the family environment, it was clear that most families in the analyzed studies were of low income.


Parents or guardians of children are essential to prevent domestic accidents from various causes. In addition, the role of health professionals is necessary to develop or enhance prevention programs, mainly aimed at the socially or economically vulnerable, to train the population in identifying and minimizing risks.

Keywords : Domestic Accidents; Children; Accidents prevention.

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