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.


  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!

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

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

  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.

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


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