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Mother warns of playground dangers after viral photo of daughter breaking leg

Mother warns of playground dangers after viral photo of daughter breaking leg”

"I thought everyone took their kids down the slide", she says. "When [my daughter] Meadow was 12 months old I went down the slide with her on my lap and her foot got caught between me and the slide".

As the now viral picture posted by Clare to her Facebook account shows, Meadow's right leg became trapped between the slide, twisting it in the opposite direction. But this is not the case, and Heather Clare has taken to Facebook to warn parents about how this practice actually leads to thousands of injured children.

Meadow was rushed to the emergency room where doctors informed Heather and her husband that Meadow fractured the tibia and fibula in her right leg. Meadow had to spend the next four weeks sporting a pink cast on her right leg.

"They both advised us that there really is no safe way to go down the slide with your child in your lap", Clare says. "[The doctor] said that even keeping the child's legs in-between the adult's legs is unsafe because the child's feet can get stuck under the adult".

A 2015 study found more than 352,000 children under the age of six were injured on slides in the U.S. between 2002 and 2015, with a large percentage of those injuries leg fractures. The size and weight of the adult plays a large part in the potential of injury, per the paper that was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference a year ago.

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"In the emergency room I see these injuries all the time, and the parents feel very very guilty and a lot of times they're crying, they're really upset about what happened to the child, " NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres said on TODAY. When I realized what was happening, I used my top hand to try to stop us and leaned to release her foot. "Everyone is shocked to hear how common it is". "I had no idea and will never be doing it again with my little Jack". Heather Clare, of Long Island, was at the park with her then 12-month-old twins and was taking them down a plastic slide.

Meadow, now aged three, has fully recovered. More than 20,000 of these children are treated for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) - including concussion.

"Many parents and caregivers go down a slide with a young child on their lap without giving it a second thought", he wrote. "There is no SAFE way to go down a slide with your little", she wrote in her latest post about the photo.

"I knew it would open me up to negative comments", she says, including people who pointed out that she wasn't holding her daughter properly. They also say you shouldn't let your kids wear hooded sweatshirts with the loose strings because those often can get caught in the equipment.

"I'm happy that I shared it because I feel that I've been able to reach so many more people".

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