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When is it safe for kids to use a slide?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends!

Toddlers and small children need close parent supervision on slides and playground equipment.
At around 15 months your child may be ready to start climbing up a slide. Stay close by and be sure the slide is age appropriate. Many equipment will have recommended ages. Common sense is your best bet!

In brief: Depends!

Toddlers and small children need close parent supervision on slides and playground equipment.
At around 15 months your child may be ready to start climbing up a slide. Stay close by and be sure the slide is age appropriate. Many equipment will have recommended ages. Common sense is your best bet!
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends

The size of the slide, the material of the slide, and the nearness of a parent can all affect this answer. A tyko slide for a young child with parent nearby can be safe.
A huge playground slide that is hot is not safe. Children need to be able to climb a ladder, get on to the slide appropriately and slide down safely. Parents should be monitoring all this for safety.

In brief: Depends

The size of the slide, the material of the slide, and the nearness of a parent can all affect this answer. A tyko slide for a young child with parent nearby can be safe.
A huge playground slide that is hot is not safe. Children need to be able to climb a ladder, get on to the slide appropriately and slide down safely. Parents should be monitoring all this for safety.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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