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It’s a scene played out in many homes across America — parents place their baby on a bed or sofa, thinking the child is safe while Mom or Dad slips away for a few moments.

But new research finds that falls from beds and sofas pose a greater risk to children than many parents believe.

More than 2.3 million children under the age of 5 were treated in U.S. emergency departments for “soft furniture-related injuries” between 2007 and 2016, an average of 230,026 injuries per year, according to the study. It is to be presented Monday at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) national conference, in Orlando, Fla.

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