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Just about every kid loves a trip to the playground. Some children favor climbing up and flying down the slide. Others swing until their hearts are content and then there are those tots who love building castles or plowing through the sand.
A couple weeks ago we had a Mommy Dearest post about a mother who forbid her son to play in public sandboxes. The comments sparked some debate between parents who allow their kiddos to indulge in the sediment and others who fear it's a germ-infested area. What's your opinion?
I live in NYC where the neighborhood playground is part of my family's daily routine. I've gotten over my fear of germs on the jungle gym and swing equipment, but the sandbox is a whole other story. Convinced that rodents and insects visit the sandbox during the night and leave their excrement behind, I've forbidden my three-year-old son from playing in it. His father, grandparents and nanny know my fears, but the other day his caretaker allowed him to play in it with his friends. When I stopped by for a visit and told him to get out, it caused a big scene. How should I handle this situation without the daily fuss?
— No Sandbox for My Son
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