Stop right away: why you should never go down a slide with your child
Sliding together is not safe at all. Hand up if you have ever been a bit too protective about your (grand) child. Do not worry, those are all (grand) parents. Very logical too, because you do not want something small to happen to you, do you?
Sliding together is not safe at all
Hand up if you've ever been a little too protective about your (grand) child. Don't worry, those are all (grand) parents. Very logical too, because you don't want something small to happen to you, do you? But not all good deeds are equally good for your child. For example, it is not wise at all to go off the slide with your child.
Your child can be left with serious injuries.
Taking a child to the playground is often a good idea for the child. But what if he or she wants a slide that is very high? Then you can do three things. 1. Prohibiting. 2. Give permission and hope for the best. Or 3. Go off the slide together. But a study shows that the latter is the worst option.
Some parents take their children on their laps so that they can slide together, but an American study shows that this is not safe. For the investigation, 350,000 indents were examined in which a child had sustained an injury after sliding down the slide. What turned out to be? Almost all accidents were sustained while a parent slid down.
In most cases, the child broke a bone in the lower leg. Dr. Charles Jennisen from the University of Iowa and also the author of the research says that many parents have no idea that they can injure their child when they slide off together. When children sit on their parent's lap, their foot may accidentally slide off the lap and get stuck between the side of the slide and the parent's leg. As a result, the rest of the child's body slips, but the foot remains clamped. The weight of the parent that also comes down, ensures that a child can break a bone.