5 Important Tips for Kids to Safely Enjoy Playing in Splash Pads

5 Important Tips for Kids to Safely Enjoy Playing in Splash Pads

Just like going to a swimming pool, going to a splash pad in the community can be very exciting for your children. They can enjoy cool water during a hot day and play with their friends. They will be having fun with their siblings and parents, too.

A splash pad shoots water from several spouts. But this does not mean that it is totally safe. There are still possible safety risks that such pad may present to the kids. For this matter, here are some important tips that you should always keep in mind as a parent.

  1. Apply sunscreen to your kids at home.

    A hot day can cause skin damage to the skin. Make sure to protect your kids from this damage by applying sunscreen to their skin, especially on the exposed parts. If possible, apply sunscreen while they are still at home since it might be difficult to do so when they are already excited to play on the pad. You may need to re-apply sunscreen protection often.

  2. Try encouraging your kids to wear long sleeve rash guards.

    While sunscreen offers protection, re-application may still be necessary. You might want to try having your kids wear swimwear consisting of long sleeves. This way, the sleeves can cover their entire arms which can be exposed to the sun.

  3. Decide on the time.

    There are times when the splash pad may get a little too crowded. As much as possible, bring your kids on times when the crowd is manageable.

  4. Remind your kids not to run around.

    No matter how good the playground surfacing in NV is on the splash pad, running around can increase the risk of an injury. Tell your kids not to run around too much and not to play rough inside the pad. Always keep an eye on them, too.

  5. Change diapers immediately.

    When your kids are wearing diapers, change them immediately once they get soiled. This way, there is a lesser chance of contaminating the water.

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2 Responses to 5 Important Tips for Kids to Safely Enjoy Playing in Splash Pads

  1. I really liked that you will want to apply the sunscreen while you are still at home, as the kids will be less excited to play and more likely to behave. I also really liked the idea of further protecting them from the sun with long sleeve rash guards. I feel like rash guards could also protect them from minor scrapes while they play around on the splash pad. I will be watching my younger cousins next month, so I’ll be sure to keep these tips in mind. Thanks for sharing!

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