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6 Most Dangerous Kid Party Activities & How to Make Them Safer

bounce castleThanks to hot days, warm nights, plentiful sunshine, and verdant backyards, summertime in itself is an excuse to party! Not to mention that it's the perfect season to celebrate kids' birthdays or graduations outdoors. But unfortunately, along with those celebrations often comes activities with inherent dangers.

As much as we want our children to be able to enjoy jumping up and down in bounce houses or diving into the pool, we have to consider potential related injuries. Here, the six riskiest party playthings and what parents can do to guard against related accidents ...

How do you protect your kids from the dangers associated with these activities?


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godde... goddess99

I honestly don't worry about it, I don't have LOs.

RobynS RobynS

We went to a birthday party where the piñata had strings. The kids took turns choosing and pulling a string, which eventually led to the piñata being ripped open. They loved it and there was no danger of a small person blinding swinging a bat! ;)

ceciliam ceciliam

I just keep an eye on my son.

Jukeb... Jukebox_Jenny

We're cautious with things like trampolines and pools...piñatas and things are not something I really worry about. I don't put my kid in front of someone swinging a bat. We stand in line and wait our turns.

I think people get a little too over cautious sometimes.

elasmimi elasmimi

I never thought slip and slide could be dangerous. We don't do trampolines, and won't be doing bouncy houses now, with 2 incidences of sudden winds blowing them away with kids trapped inside.

TheBa... TheBabyFactory4

Most injuries can be prevented with adult supervision and following safety rules. Use common sense

splatz splatz

I put them in a plastic bubble. 

No, really... its just common sense and some supervision. 

delan... delanna6two

Thanks for the info....I try to keep close watch.

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