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Should a Caretaker, Babysitter, Parent, or Child Care Provider Slide Down the Playground Slide With a Child?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Should a caretaker, babysitter, parent, or childcare provider slide down the playground slide with a child? And playgrounds in every community there’re are typically slides many caregivers, babysitters daycare providers, and other adults believe that the safest thing to do is to put the child on one’s lab and slide down with the child. There are some risk and dangers when an adult goes down a slide with a child on his or her lap. In particular, the rubber soul of the child’s shoe gets caught or stuck on the way down the slide. As a result thereof, the child may suffer a leg injury and even a leg fracture.

Child safety advocates, pediatricians, and emergency room physicians recommend an adult stand beside the slide as the child goes down the slide to prevent these types of injuries from taking place. When a child is using a playground whether in a school, day care center, home or other location, it is important that there is consistent and timely adult supervision to watch over the child and to make sure the child is using using the playground in a safe manner. When a child is under the care of a day care center, school, after school program, or other business or government entity, as well as the supervision of a friend, neighbor, or family member, it is important that the child is provided with adequate and appropriate supervision. It is also important at the playground equipment is maintained in a safe manner and that hazards on or near the playground are removed.

When a child is injured as a result of the negligence of another person or a business or school, it is important for the parent to seek legal advice from a child injury lawyer. A parent can obtain a free consultation from a Child Injury Lawyer. The book titled is important to seek legal advice from a child injury lawyer. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Playground Injuries, Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Damages / Compensation, and other topics. Get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

First Coast News – Jacksonville, Florida – did a story on Playground Safety. The video news story shows the dangers of playground slides and the types of injuries commonly sustained when a child rides on the lap of an adult down a playground slide. See Playground Risks and Dangers – Leg Injuries and Fractures.