Okay, so last weekend I broke my toe at a birthday party for an older child, one of my husband's co-workers. Anyhow, a long time ago I read an article about how children can break their legs on slides when they are accompanied by an adult; because, their little legs or feet can get caught on the side and the adult's body weight can cause a fracture.
Anyhow, I was paying more attention to keeping Nugget safe from fracture by keeping her entirely up in/on my lap, and wasn't paying attention to my own appendages. So, yeah. I broke my toe. Isn't it pretty?
But read the articles here: Article from Oregon Live and Blog on NY Times
I'm posting these here on my blog so that I can easily reference them later on for other parents when I explain about the safety risks associated with keeping your kid "safe" on the slide.