Can Toddlers Slide

Every parent has this question: can their toddlers slide on the slides in park or inflatable slides?

Why they ask this question? Of course it’s because they concern the safety of their children. It’s tempting for parents try to have their kids enjoy slides. After all it is fun experiences for toddlers, and this will make more bonding with their children.

First of all, let’s see what age range toddlers belong. It varies slightly from many people’s views, but it is still somewhere between 1 to 3.

At this age, toddlers just start learning how to walk or are already able to walk and run but not so steadily. They have no ideas about any danger to their bodies and not to mention how to avoid them.

So it sounds dangerous if letting a toddler slide alone or even with their parents. That’s somehow true, because accidents did happen to a small quantity of little boys and girls.

Then should we ban parents putting their toddlers on slides at all, or is there anything we can do?

Parents and Toddlers Slide Together

For parents sliding with their kids together, the best slide they play must be wide and short, so that toddlers’ feet would not hit against the edges by accident and reduce the possibility of being hurt. Before and during sliding down, parents should hold toddlers’ arms tight and keep toddlers’ feet on parents’ lap, better be cross-legged.

Toddlers Slide Alone

What about they sliding on their own? Well, you definitely do not want to do that on normal slides in parks and playgrounds. However, there is a substitution, which is inflatable slide for toddlers. This kinds of small slides is short and wide enough for toddlers to slide and for parents to stand very next to them. See the picture below.

purple elephant inflatable slide

What’s your opinions, let us know, and check out what others say about this question:

When can my child go down a slide on her own?
Wow, Who Knew? Kids Should Go Down Slides ON THEIR OWN!
A Surprising Risk for Toddlers on Playground Slides

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