1 Year Old Brakes Leg While Sliding With Mother

By June 29, 2018

Heather Clare, from New York, was going down a slide with her one-year-old daughter Meadow on her lap, causing the little girl's leg to break when her foot got caught.

Meadow's leg bent backwards and had gotten caught between her mother's leg and the slide.

Ms Clare wrote on her FB post "When we went to the ER, the super empathetic doctor lectured me on how common this injury is. I had no idea. I thought everyone took their kids down the slide. I strongly feel every playground should have a warning sign, but since I've never seen one (and we go to a lot of playgrounds), I share this picture every year in hopes that the pain Meadow felt and the guilt that I still feel will save other babies and parents from the same. Don't ever go down a slide with a baby on your lap. There is no SAFE way to go down a slide with your little. It is literally one of the top 3 reasons young children are seen in the ER during the Spring and Summer.'

MS Clare is currently campaigning to warn parents of the dangers of them going down the slides with their child. Instead, parents should hold their child around their child's wait while they slide down.

Reference:
Moore, Charlie "Mother Daughter Slide Spot Went Wrong" Daily Mail Australia, 26th June 2018

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