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With the weather getting warmer, if you are parent, your children are likely going to be spending more time outside soon. While you likely love the idea of your children playing outside, you may also be concerned about their outdoor safety, even in your own yard. Luckily, there are three things you can do to better ensure your child’s safety while playing in your yard.

Make Sure Your Trampoline is Safe
Trampolines are a fun addition to your yard, but they can also be unsafe. There are several things you can do to make your backyard trampoline a little safer. You may want to consider an enclosure. This will help prevent your children from falling off of the trampoline. Springfree Trampolines are another option. Not only are there no springs to injure the person, but the metal frame is far enough below the actual jumping surface that you will not hit the metal while jumping. To avoid collisions, you may also want to limit the number of people allowed on the trampoline at a time.

Always Provide Adult Supervision

While teens and older children can likely play safely with little to no adult supervision, younger children should have an adult nearby at all times. The amount of adult supervision that is necessary will depend upon the child’s age as well as the specific child. For example, with young, active children, you will want to be near your children at all times when they are playing outside, particularly if you do not have a fenced yard. With slightly older children, you may be able to watch them from inside the house or just go outside every few minutes to make sure things are fine.

Make Your Yard Kid-Friendly
Gardening tools, such as rakes, shovels, and hedge shears can pose a danger to children. Weed spray or other dangerous chemicals should not be left out where your children can get to them while playing outside. Even inedible plants can be dangerous. If you have small children, make sure anything dangerous has been removed from the yard before allowing them to play outside.

Of course, these are just a sampling of the things you can do to make sure your yard is a safe place for your children to play. Your exact actions will depend upon your family’s situation.

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