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Poll Results: Do you let your kids go up the slide?

 
  • 16% (75)
    No, I don't.
  • 67% (310)
    Yes, I let them.
  • 16% (76)
    Other.
461 Total Votes  
post #61 of 203
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Originally Posted by Potty Diva View Post
No way. It is just so dangerous on so many levels whether there are kids sliding or you are alone. The dangers of this little stunt are far to numerous to list. Climbing bars are for climbing, slides are for sliding.

Oy!
Really, why is it riskier than anything else at the playground, assuming no one is coming down it?

Yes, I let my kids go up at uncrowded playgrounds and as long as kids aren't trying to go down.
post #62 of 203
heck ya!
of course we are considerate of others.
post #63 of 203
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Originally Posted by GuildJenn View Post
As long as no one's coming down, it's never occured to me not to. What are the hazards of climbing up, as long as there's not a crowd of kids around?

anarchy?? :
post #64 of 203
No, b/c at work we have an indoor play area and it's not allowed so I'd rather just make everything the same to make it easier on them and myself.
post #65 of 203
Yes, unless someone is waiting to go down.
post #66 of 203
Other for me. I let them climb up slides when no one else is at the park, or the people that I'm with don't care. I try to respect other parents. There is generally always someone who doesn't want their child climbing up the slide at the park. If their child sees my children climbing, they're bound to want to try it, too. I don't want to make things harder for other parents.
post #67 of 203
I didn't read the other responses... but yes, I could care less. The only time I wont let him is if other kids are trying to go down.
post #68 of 203
I voted other. Here at home the kids go up the slide all the time, but at the park they are only allowed if we are the only family there (and we often are). If there are other families there, especially when they have smaller children, I tell them not to, unless the other families are.
post #69 of 203
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Originally Posted by joesmom View Post
anarchy?? :
I knew my anti-establishment bias would come through soon enough! I didn't even realize there were places with rules about it to break!
post #70 of 203
we ONLY go down the slide .. going up is dangerous to the child trying to climb up and 2. rude to anyone trying to come down the slide and 3. even more dangerous is you try to climb up and someone is coing down....

I am one of the annoying moms taking my son off the bottom of the slide saying "we only go down the slide" and taking him back the stairs.
post #71 of 203
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Originally Posted by marieangela View Post
Other for me. I let them climb up slides when no one else is at the park, or the people that I'm with don't care. I try to respect other parents. There is generally always someone who doesn't want their child climbing up the slide at the park. If their child sees my children climbing, they're bound to want to try it, too. I don't want to make things harder for other parents.

I dunno... If there are small kids who are not allowed to go up the slide, that's one thing- but if they're older kids, I won't normally stop Joe from climbing up... I figure, it isn't his fault that the other mom has different rules- & HER kids should be able to follow her rules regardless of what the other kids are doing...
post #72 of 203
As long as no one is waiting to come down, he can go up the slide as much as he likes.
post #73 of 203
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Originally Posted by eclipse View Post
Really, why is it riskier than anything else at the playground, assuming no one is coming down it?

Yes, I let my kids go up at uncrowded playgrounds and as long as kids aren't trying to go down.
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post #74 of 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aimee21972 View Post
we ONLY go down the slide .. going up is dangerous to the child trying to climb up and 2. rude to anyone trying to come down the slide and 3. even more dangerous is you try to climb up and someone is coing down....

I am one of the annoying moms taking my son off the bottom of the slide saying "we only go down the slide" and taking him back the stairs.
I get that it is dangerous if two people are going in different directions. But how is it dangerous going up? That's not a rhetorical question, I'm interested in the answer. I find my 23 mo old is more stable going up than down, because he is hanging on.
post #75 of 203
We do up the slide if there is nobody trying to go down.

My child 'gets' slide protocol, that it's primarily for going down, but going up is super fun and a great project if nobody wants to use it for the usual purpose!

I don't see how it is unsafe, or any more unsafe than anything else.
post #76 of 203
Quote:
I get that it is dangerous if two people are going in different directions. But how is it dangerous going up? That's not a rhetorical question, I'm interested in the answer. I find my 23 mo old is more stable going up than down, because he is hanging on.
If they are able to get very far up, the chance of looseing footing and falling on their face ....

DN at 5 was trying to climb up one -- not supposed to -- foot slipped -- gee a slippery slid : -- and crashed down on his chin -- biteing his tounge, and sliptting his lip bad enough we took him to ER for skin glue.....

I did this when i was young too...... knocke dout a tooth.

Yes, there are dangers everywhere. YEs playiing correctly you can still get hurt.

THAT I am ok with -- it is aprt of life.

However, we do not need to take additional risks that are "more" dangerous.

Aimee
post #77 of 203
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aimee21972 View Post
If they are able to get very far up, the chance of looseing footing and falling on their face ....

DN at 5 was trying to climb up one -- not supposed to -- foot slipped -- gee a slippery slid : -- and crashed down on his chin -- biteing his tounge, and sliptting his lip bad enough we took him to ER for skin glue.....

I did this when i was young too...... knocke dout a tooth.

Yes, there are dangers everywhere. YEs playiing correctly you can still get hurt.

THAT I am ok with -- it is aprt of life.

However, we do not need to take additional risks that are "more" dangerous.

Aimee
Thanks for answering... I guess I see an accident like that differently, because it seems to me to the kind of accident that would come from climbing just about anything with a slope on it. But it makes sense!
post #78 of 203
I always let my children go up the slide, unless other kids are trying to go down the slide. Of course, I get dirty looks all the time since other mothers are always saying, "Don't go UP the slide! No!"

Honestly? Its safer to climb up the slide, so why not?
post #79 of 203
Quote:
Thanks for answering... I guess I see an accident like that differently, because it seems to me to the kind of accident that would come from climbing just about anything with a slope on it. But it makes sense!



I am sure it can, and other accidents happen. I guess I am just part of the "floow the rules" gang and do not like taking what is IMO an extra risk by using ANYthing in a manner differntly that it was meant for.

jsut me.

Aimee
post #80 of 203
I am in the camp that it is okay unless others are waiting.


I wish someone would explain to me how climbing up the slide is more dangerous than playing on other climbing equipment. I honestly don't get it.
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