Never leave your children unsupervised.
Don't allow young children to use
public washrooms without close supervision.
Apply sunscreen liberally and often.
Check to see if the equipment is age appropriate for your
Review with your children the proper use of the equipment and
your family’s basic safety rules eg, no running, pushing, or
hurting other children, respect for other children and people
using the equipment
Hold handrails at all times
Keep children under 5 within arm's reach at all times - they
should stay below 5 feet on equipment.
Remind children not to go in front of swings
Check the equipment for safety and you can also enquire if the
resort/hotel conducts weekly safety inspections for the equipment
Playgrounds should have a soft deep surface of sand, pea
gravel or wood chips that is at least 6 inches deep or soft rubber
mats to protect children when they fall -grass, asphalt, concrete
and dirt can cause serious injury in a fall.
Check that children’s clothing cannot get caught on the
equipment remove any strings, and scarves and no skipping ropes on
Check that metal slides, steps and platforms are not too hot
Children should wear shoes at all times on playgrounds - sharp
objects and glass are always a concern
Tell children to slide down feet first, one at a time, not
Long hair should be tied up and loose clothing should not be
worn around the playground.
Teach children not to put hands in their mouth and avoid
having children eat while playing on pressure-treated wood
playground equipment. Wash hands immediately after playing
on this type of equipment.