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 children are not wearing jewellery, such as necklaces, or clothing with strings attached, such as a hooded sweatshirt, that may get caught in the playground equipment and cause injury.
|Canada Safety Council|
|1020 Thomas Spratt Place|
|Ottawa, ON K1G 5L5|
The Canada Safety Council is a national, non-government, charitable organization dedicated to safety and to helping reduce preventable deaths, injuries, and economic loss in public and private places throughout Canada. The CSC provides resources for safety information, education, and awareness in all aspects of Canadian life—in traffic, at home, at work, and at leisure. The CSC Web site offers a wide variety of safety-related information and education materials for the general public.
|Canadian Paediatric Society: Caring for Kids|
|2305 Saint Laurent Boulevard|
|Ottawa, ON K1G 4J8|
The Caring for Kids website was developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society and provides parents with information about child health and well-being.
|Health Canada: Kids' Health and Safety|
|Address Locator 0900C2|
|Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9|
Health Canada's Kids' Health and Safety webpage provides information to help you make informed choices about your child's health and safety. On this webpage, you can find information about healthy eating, immunizations, physical activity, injury prevention, and toy safety.
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.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||January 9, 2013|
Last Revised: January 9, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
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