Seizures Keeping your child safe Tips for parents (1040)

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Tips for parents

What will help my child avoid having a seizure?

The most important way to avoid a seizure is to make sure your child always takes their antiepileptic medicine.

Good general health is also important to avoid seizures. Have your child:

It is not possible to prevent all of the things that may trigger a seizure:

How can my child stay safe during a seizure?

Children may have a seizure at any time. To keep your child safe during a seizure, follow the tips below:

Water safety



There are laws about driving for anyone who has seizures. Talk to your healthcare team when your child is old enough to drive.

Health Care

As your child gets older, help them to learn to take part in their own health care.

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Call your child’s doctor, nurse, or clinic if you have any questions or concerns or if your child has special health care needs that were not covered by this information.