Playgrounds are often associated with accidental injuries. Unfortunately, children are prone to a variety of injuries, whether on the playground, jumping on trampolines or playing sports, such as football or gymnastics. The next several posts will address some of the more common playground injuries and how to prevent them.
Problem: Kids can receive leg fractures on slides. When a parent goes down a slide with a child, sometimes a child’s foot can get stuck on the slide while the parent continues to slide down behind the child with a downward force that can break the small leg. According to a study, 14% of leg fractures among kids at a Long Island hospital in an 11-month period occurred from kids riding down slides with their parents.
Solution: Parents should never ride down slides with their kids at the same time.