Kids riding on parents lap on slides causes injury

【KTSF by Jo Wan】

Children riding down a slide on their parents lap seems like fun. But it isn’t such a safe thing to do.

Dr. Nirav Pandya, Pediatric Orthopedist at Oakland Children’s Hospital  has treated a number of toddlers and young children with broken legs as a result of  going  down  a slide on an adult’s lap.

It happens when a foot gets caught  on the slide and  the force of the adult’s weight behind  the child  ends up breaking  their leg.  Dr. Pandya said this kind of accident  can be prevented by allowing  a child to go down the slide by themselves with supervision on how to play  safely.

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