Risks for Indoor Play Areas

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Risks for Indoor Play Areas
Make your child's playtime safe by reducing the risks of an indoor playroom. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

Just because a play area is inside doesn't mean that it is safe from items that can harm your children. Before you let your young children to play in an indoor play area, make sure it is free of the hazardous materials that cause the risks. To ensure their safety, always have a responsible adult supervise children during playtime.

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Electrical sockets are dangerous to people of all ages, but young children are particularly at risk for electrocution from outlets because they aren't aware of their hazards. One of the most conventional ways to protect young children from electrical sockets is to unplug unnecessary electrical devices within the room where the children are playing. Use child outlet caps or safety plugs to cover the outlets and teach children about the dangers of electrical sockets.

Choking

Small objects are choking hazards for babies and young children. To ensure the safety of your young ones, always scour the room for any objects that could potentially fit into your child's mouth. Check under couches, tables and anywhere a child could possibly explore.

Falling Objects

An indoor play area is generally located in a child's bedroom or living room. Because young children are often adventurous and full of energy, it is important to locate and secure any objects that could potentially fall onto your child during his play time. One of the best ways to do this is to actually get on your hands and knees and view the room from your child's perspective.

Climbing

One risk you will find in a child's indoor playroom is any toy or object that might give your child an incentive to climb. Climbing furniture can cause your child serious injury or even death. It is important, then, to not store games or toys on shelving. Make your child's favourite toys easily accessible to prevent unnecessary injury.

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