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How to keep your kids safe and germ-free on the playground

There are a few simple things you can do to keep your kids safe and germ-free on the playground.

Playing on the playground can be a lot of fun, but it's important to be aware of the dangers that lurk. First, make sure they are wearing proper clothing. This means shoes that fit well and clothes that are not tight or revealing. Secondly, there are lots of germ-filled places where kids can get sick, and it's not always easy to keep them safe.

Parents must take extra precautions to keep their children safe and germ-free when they are playing outside.

Here are some tips for keeping your kids healthy and happy at the playground:

  1. Teach your children proper hand-washing techniques before playing outside.

  2. Wipe their hands with soap and water after using the bathroom, feeding them, or handling any food.

  3. Make sure your children always wash their hands before eating lunch or dinner. Germs can easily be transferred from fingers to food.

  4. Avoid sharing toys and snacks between children.

Playground safety

Playing outside is a great way to get your kids motivated and active. But, it's important to be aware of the dangers lurking in playgrounds, both physical and germ-related.

Here are some tips for keeping your children safe and healthy:

  1. Make sure the playground is well-maintained and clean. Overgrown plants and graffiti can harbor bacteria, spreading to your children if they play on the playground.

  2. Check for mold and mildew, which can also be harmful to children's health.

  3. Make sure the playground equipment is in good condition. If the slides are rusty, broken or missing a safety bar, it is better to play elsewhere than risk being injured.

  4. Avoid sharing toys and snacks between children.

  5. Never leave children unattended at a playground. If a child is having difficulty getting up from the ground, have them sit on the ground and wait for help to arrive.

  6. Keep children away from the equipment when it is not in use.

  7. Children can be hurt by equipment that is poorly maintained or not properly maintained at all. When choosing a playground, make sure the equipment has a yearly inspection and is in good working order.

Check equipment for playground safety hazards

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that more than 200,000 children are treated in emergency rooms for playground-related injuries every year. About one-third of these injuries occur on equipment intended for toddlers and preschoolers. Many of these accidents could be prevented by checking playground equipment for safety hazards before allowing children to play on it.

Parents and caregivers should examine playground equipment for the following potential hazards:

  • Sharp points or edges on metal equipment

  • Protruding bolts or screws

  • Moving parts that could pinch fingers

  • Openings wider than 3.5 inches (8.9 cm), which could trap a child’s head

  • Places where a child could fall more than 3 feet

Teach your kids how to play safely at the playground

Parents of young children know that playgrounds can be a dangerous place. Not only are the children running and climbing around, but there may also be people who are unkempt and unsanitary.

Here are some tips on how to keep your child safe while playing on a playground:

  1. Approach the playground with caution. Avoid going alone, and always have your child close by.

  2. Teach your child about germs. Talk about why it is important to wash their hands after going to the bathroom, and have them practice good hand-washing habits at home too.

  3. Teach your child to play safely. Explain why it is important to stay in a group and how not to be afraid of other children or adults.

  4. If a child has fallen, encourage them to tell an adult as soon as they have been hurt.

  5. Be aware of other children in the playground. If you see a child behaving aggressively, tell an adult and try to get him or her removed from the area.

In Conclusion: Playground safety and germ prevention

Playground safety is a must for any parent. With the right precautions, you can keep your child safe while they enjoy the fun of a playground. Always make sure to check the condition of the equipment before allowing your child to play on it. Look for sharp edges, broken pieces, and other potential hazards.

If your child is playing on a public playground, be sure to keep an eye on them at all times. It is also important to teach your child how to properly use the equipment and what to do if they get stuck or lost.

Germs can also be a concern when it comes to playgrounds.

Be sure to pack some hand sanitizer and wipes, and teach your child how to properly clean their hands after playing.

How can Mountain View Softwash help with playground sanitation in your neighborhood or school?

Mountain View Softwash is a company that provides softwash services for a variety of surfaces, including playground equipment.

Our softwash service uses biodegradable water-based chemicals and water to clean the surface, which can help remove built-up dirt, mold, mildew, and germs.

Our unique process utilizes the World Health Organization (WHO) and Center for Disease Controls (CDC) recommended sanitizing process.

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