Monday, April 8, 2013

Playground Slides and your Toddler: A surprising risk!

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.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting these articles, I never realized how dangerous going down slides with your children can be. I will defiantly be stopping sliding with my children! I hope more people get to see this article, I will be sharing it!

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  2. Thanks for the info. Grandpa and I might have done this with the grand children before reading this.

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  3. Looks painful, I did not know slides could be so dangerous, thank you for sharing the information.

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  4. Ouch!I was walking barefoot several years ago in the dark and bam! right into the wall. I broke every toe on my foot.

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  5. Wow that looks so painful. I am sorry :/

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