Accidents at Play
The design and maintenance of playground equipment in public places is a big cause for concern. Injuries while at play can even lead to fractures. Young children are at risk on swings and rocking horses especially when the speed controls of the rocking horse or swing are in the hands of an older child. Children can get knocked over while walking behind a swing.
Injuries caused by accidents on trampolines can be very serious resulting in permanent damage, including growth disturbances, back pain and joint instability. So make sure that your child is always under supervision while playing on trampolines. Do not allow them to play on trampolines if you cannot ensure total supervision .Accidents while Swimming
Swimming is a very useful exercise, under supervision. Children should be taught to swim as soon as they are old enough but that excludes infants, since they can swallow lot of water and that can cause serious problems. Children should be taught to swim only in safe places, to pay full attention to warning notices and never allowed to swim alone. The danger of developing cramps and fatigue, when already the body is tired after a long walk should be kept in mind and the child taught about this danger. They should be taught about the danger of current and undertow. They should learn to use life jackets, while sailing. Parents should remember the danger of inflatable beach toys, springing a leak in the boat, or being taken out to sea by the wind or by a current.
Drowning at Home
1) Never leave the child alone in the bathtub. If the phone or doorbell rings, when she is in the bathtub, remove her from it before answering the call.
2) Beware of the danger of the garden lily pond.