1 S A F E FAMILY Playground Safety Keeping your home hazard-free 2 Playground Safety
Kids love playgrounds and the fun and exercise they get while playing are an invaluable part of childhood. Yet nearly 200000 children must stop playing and head to the nearest emergency room each year because they got hut while swinging sliding and climbing at a playground. Here are some ways to make sure play stays fun.
Supervise children while they are playing on equipment. Make sure they arent doing things that are dangerous.
Look for sharp points or edges on equipment missing pieces or guards and splinters on wood.
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Dont attach ropes clotheslines pet leashes or cords of any kind to play equipmentchildren can be strangled on them.
Wooden playground equipment can deteriorate and produce dangerous splinters if it isnt preserved on a regular basis.
Swings should be far enough away from other equipment so that other children wont get hit.
Full-bucket seats are recommended for younger children.
s should be well-anchored have firm handrails and good traction on the steps.
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Dont dress your kids in clothes that have drawstrings when you take them to a playground. The drawstrings can get caught ons.
A traditional type seesaw should have a tire or some other object under the seat to keep it from hitting the ground.
Merry-go-rounds should have good hand grips and the rotating platform should be level free of sharp edges and have adequate clearance.
Forty percent of all playground injuries are related to climbing equipment. Children under 4 shouldnt play on this equipment.
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