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Tips for Sledding Safely This Winter

Review these guidelines before you head to the hills.

There is no better way to spend a winter’s day than swooshing down a snowy hill with your family. While sledding may be a fun rite of winter, it does send thousands of children and teens to emergency rooms every year. Injuries range from the serious, like head injuries, to the more common cuts, bumps, and bruises. Check out the following tips to make your next sledding adventure as safe as it is fun.

Location, Location, Location

What to Wear

How To Sled

Reminders for the adults

Finally, don’t forget to have fun. Sledding is a terrific way to celebrate winter and enjoy the outdoors as a family. Conclude the outing with hot chocolate—or bring it along—to make it extra special. 

—Katy M. Clark is a writer and mother of two who embraces her imperfections on her blog Experienced Bad Mom.

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