Playground Safety For Kids

How to Keep Your Lil One Safe at the Playground

How to Keep Your Lil One Safe at the Playground

Think playgrounds are all fun and games? Unfortunately, that's not always the case. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 200,000 children visit the emergency room each year for playground injuries, with slides and swings acting as the biggest causes. Even more shocking, 45 percent of playground-related accidents involve severe fractures, internal injuries, concussions, dislocations, and amputations. Sounds scary, sure, but don't worry — you won't have to spend all Summer indoors. Follow our handy tips for keeping your kids safe at the playground, and you'll be swinging and sliding away in no time.

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