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Snow Sleds for Toddlers
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may not think that a toddler is old enough to snow sled, but most
toddlers are big and strong enough to be able to enjoy this fun
outdoor activity. There are, however, a few things you should do
to make sure that the sledding experience is the most fun and safe
possible for your little one.
• Be sure the sled is the right size—there are many
different types of sleds for small children. There are small versions
of traditional sleds, as well as other types, such as tubes and
saucers. Whatever type of sled you choose for your little one, you
want to make sure that it was intended for use by a toddler.
• Be sure the sled is working properly—while it is
nearly impossible for an adult to actually test a toddler sled for
themselves, you can check to make sure that it is as safe as possible
by looking at it. If there are any straps or ropes, be sure that
they aren’t (or don’t have the potential to become)
tangled up in the runners if there are any. You should check this
each time your little one is about to slide down the hill.
• Allow your toddler to only sled in a safe area—small
children do not need as steep of a slope as older children. Keep
in mind when choosing a sledding area that the more steep the slope
is, the faster it allows the sled to go. This means that you will
want one that will allow your toddler to slide, but to not go too
fast. You should also walk the hill before allowing your toddler
to slide so that you can make sure there aren’t any large
rocks or dry patches that could cause them to lose control or flip.
• Teach your toddler how to sled—you can’t expect
a little child to know what to do in any sledding situation that
may occur, so you will need to teach your little one how to roll
off the sled sideways when necessary, etc. You will also need to
explain to your toddler how to steer the sled, as well as how to
stop it. While it may take your toddler a little while to actually
learn this stuff, repeating it often can help them learn it more
quickly. You will also need to teach your child the importance of
being safe by not playing roughly while sledding. Explain to them
that pushing, shoving, etc. are all against the rules and can cause
them to lose their sledding privileges.
• Always supervise your toddler—no matter how good
they get at sledding, you will want to be sure to watch them at
all times. Anything could happen at any moment, and if you are there
to rescue them or to rectify the situation as quickly as possible,
it will be less likely to cause fear of future sledding.
• Be sure they dress warm—your toddler can have a good
time out in the cold weather as long as you have him or her dress
very warmly. This particularly applies to the head, hands and feet.
Snow boots are a necessity, and gloves are as well. You will also
want your toddler to wear a hat that covers the ears. These things
can keep your little one warm the entire time they are sledding.
You should keep your toddler well hydrated and provide them with
sunblock as if it were a hot summer day, as well. These things are
easily overlooked on a cold winter day, but they are just as important
as they are during the summer.
If you follow the above guidelines, you will be able to prepare
your toddler for the fun that sledding can bring, while still ensuring
their health and safety. They can learn this sport at a very young
age and continue to enjoy it the rest of their life.
Sleds for Kids
If your children are looking for something to do this winter that
will get them out of the house, you may want to consider getting
them a snow sled.
of Snow Sleds
There are many different types of snow sleds that are used on a
In Europe, sledding is commonly known as tobogganing, and coasting
in some regions of the world.
Sleds for Adults
Sledding isn’t just for kids anymore!
Just because you are a grownup doesn’t mean you have to
act like one.