Unbeknownst to many of this, but going down a slide with your young one on your lap, could be really bad for your child. We all think of it as fun. It is bonding and to hear the kids giggle is truly what we as parents live for. Heather Clare used to say the same thing, until one day, that laughter turned into a cry and a trip to the Emergency Room.
Heather’s trip down the slide was innocent enough, but what happened next would break any parent’s heart. As you can see from the picture below, her daughter’s leg was caught on the slide, while on Mommy’s lap and bent it backwards, breaking the toddler’s leg.
As Heather explains, the doctor’s at the hospital said this injury is very common, but they are all a direct result of the same situation. The slide has places that can catch a child’s foot and bend the leg back. Take a read below.
So every year I do a PSA on going down a slide with your child on your lap. When Meadow was 12 months old (I went down…