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Playgrounds may have hazards that can cause injury. Following some basic safety measures can help your child have fun and play safely.
Also, make sure your child does not wear things that could get caught in playground equipment including necklaces, hooded sweatshirts, and helmets.
Other Works ConsultedAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (2009). Keeping your child safe. In SP Shevlov et al., eds., Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5, 5th ed., pp. 457–506. New York: Bantam.Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness, American Academy of Pediatrics (2012). Trampoline safety in childhood and adolescence. Pediatrics, 130(4): 774–779.
Adaptation Date: 5/7/2021
Adapted By: Alberta Health Services
Adaptation Reviewed By: Alberta Health Services
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