Safety Tips for Parents Riding Playground Slides With Their Kids

“Emergency room physicians see young children with playground injuries every single day,” said Dr. Roshini Raj, an associate professor of medicine at New York University.

Heather Clare’s daughter was 12 months old when the two headed down a playground slide. A photo shows the baby’s foot twisted at an angle.

“Don’t ever go down a slide with a baby on your lap,” Clare wrote on Facebook, where she posts an annual public service announcement about the dangers of holding a child while on a slide.

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