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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 a necklace, hooded sweatshirt, or helmet.
Other Works Consulted
American 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.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofMarch 28, 2018
Current as of:
March 28, 2018
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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