Sledging: safety rules on the hill

Sledging: safety rules on the hill

 

There is a real snowy winter outside, which delights not only children, but also adults.

You probably also rush yourself to ride a sled under the pretext that you need to check the track for the child.

But the difference between adults and children's fun is great: a kid has more chances to get injured than mom and dad.

Therefore, it is important to observe the safety rules even for such a simple occupation as riding from a hill.

Choosing a slide

Of course, I want to go on the highest and the most snowy hill in the city, but you care about the health of your baby? Remember that the slide should not end with a road, water (suddenly there is a hole or ice thin) or a fence.

Let the slope be smooth, which goes to the site without trees, stones and other obstacles. Pay attention to the surface of the trackthere were no glass fragments, protruding stones, snags, springboards or other objects that will impede the movement of the sled and may injure the child.

It is impossible to be on the roadway of a slope for a long time or to climb it: when the child leaves the slide, let him rise from the sled, look back and move away.

Let your baby stay away from teens who strive to demonstrate prowess by making collisions.

For the child the most optimal angle of inclination of the slide -30 degrees. Before you let him go skating himself, try the track yourself (hooray, that's the right reason to have fun on a sled!).

Equipment

The best clothes for sledding are “inflated” pants and jackets. Such clothes will not allow the child to sweat a lot, and will be able to soften the blow in the fall.

Shoes should be durable and comfortable, with a special rubberized sole. With this fun quite oftenankle suffersso put on your fidget winter boots with a high and tight boot.

To avoid overcooling or frostbite of your hands, wear thick gloves on your baby, and you should have a warm hat on your head. If you found a steep slope in the city, do not forget about wind-proof glasses and a helmet.

Mom Olya from our forum tells:“I remember how in childhood we were all in lumps of snow after a slide, then the cotton pants dried on the battery for a long time, waiting for the next hike with sleds. Now you can put on warm pants on a child, and on top - thin waterproof ones, and only the top ones, which become dry in just half an hour in a warm room, can be dried. We are now our only way to winter dress. Children are always lying in the snow - without this nowhere. ”

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Cardboard, sled or "cheesecake"?

Remember, as a child, we all went together after school to go uphill and ride our briefcases? Fortunately, then they were made for centuries, and after such entertainment could still be passed on to younger brothers and sisters.

In order not to ruin the masterpieces of modern manufacturers of school backpacks (quite expensive masterpieces, you see), other improvised tools, such as ice-boats, appeared.

The safest option isplastic icingin the form of a pear with a long handle on the end. On it you can quickly roll down the knurled or icy hill, while the child will be comfortable to steer and brake. The ice boat in the form of a plate can be carried at a very high speed even on loose snow, therefore it will not work for shy kids.

Sled. Well, where do without them? Do not buy heavy models, because the child is not only to ride them down, but also to carry them up. This is not the safest option, because the child may accidentally bend the leg while moving, and tuck it.

Fashionable now"cheesecake"- This is an inflated chamber in a durable plastic case. It is a pleasure to drive off the slide on it, but if it is level. On springboards, it is very springy, so there is a risk of hitting the coccyx or completely flying out of it.

Oleg Prigorny, Traumatologist“The safest can be considered an inflatable so-called“ cheesecake ”. Compared with sleds, where you can injure your feet or tailbone, being too fast and traumatic for a snow-scooter and ice-boat, the “cheesecake”, though it goes fast enough, it absorbs and protects the child from injury. The main thing is that the hill was without large stones and springboards. She should be carefully checked before riding. ”

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Safety rules while riding

1. Make sure that the child holds the sleigh handles tightly during the ride. If he is shy and is afraid to ride himself, it’s better to go for a ride together.

2. Sleds must be equipped with a back andseat belts.

Mom Inna tells“I made the seat belts myself. In the “fabric” store I bought a string that was as dense as a schoolbag satchel, a carbine and sewn on the sides to the back. Zip up front. I think it's important for a child to be safe. A 10-year-old may no longer need such measures, but I still fasten my first-grader. ”

Read also: Moms of UAUA.info discuss how to choose a sled

3. Lay something soft on the back and seat, while changing the position of the child in the seat as often as possible so that he does not catch a cold.

4. If you decide to ride a child on a sled with a cable, do it very carefully, without sharp jerks and turns, so that the sled does not overturn.

5. Requiredkeep a distancebetween their own and the ones riding in front of the sled to prevent a collision.

6. Do not connect a few sleds among themselves.

7. No need to follow fashion or tempt fate, moving down standing on your feet or knees, lying on your stomach or sitting against the motion.

8. Not worth itlong to be on the roadwayor climb it. When the child leaves the slide, let him rise from the sledge, look back and move aside.

9.If a collision with other sleds is inevitable, explain to the child that it is better for him to jump out of them and properly fall (on his side, rolling on his back, pressing his chin to his chest to save his head).

10. Parents better help the child.not at the top of the mountain, but below.

Do not forget to explain to your child that he needs to rise as far as possible from the descent from the hill, so that no one can knock him down. If he sees that he does not have time to step aside while someone is driving, let him crawl away, rolling - this will be much faster and safer than wasting time getting up.

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  • Sledging: safety rules on the hill

    Sledging: safety rules on the hill

    Sledging: safety rules on the hill

    Sledging: safety rules on the hill

    Sledging: safety rules on the hill

    Sledging: safety rules on the hill

    Sledging: safety rules on the hill

    Sledging: safety rules on the hill

    Sledging: safety rules on the hill

    Sledging: safety rules on the hill

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