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  • Always

    45 65.22%
  • Mostly

    7 10.14%
  • Sometimes

    2 2.90%
  • Depends on the park

    15 21.74%
  • Almost never

    2 2.90%
  • Other

    0 0%
  • My child's had an injury from not wearing shoes

    0 0%
  • My child hasn't had an injury from not wearing shoes (excuse the confusing double negative!)

    14 20.29%
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    Default Kids in parks: shoes on or shoes off?

    I was at the playground of a popular Brisbane park yesterday.

    I overheard a dad getting very agitated about his children not wearing shoes, due to the risk of a needle stick.

    Made me think - what's the norm when your kids play at the parks?

    Has your child ever had an injury at a park (from glass, needles etc)?

    I will add a poll.

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    Shoes on here, but I've been known to kick mine off though (one of our local parks has a sand pit!! And its strangely clean ).
    And no injuries!

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    shoes everytime they outside.

    When i was 4 i had a huge shard of glass cut through my foot at the park in the bottom and out the top. It is not that hard to wear shoes.

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    Shoes on here. Im not overly concerned with needles but glass is a factor. He's never had an injury because he's always wearing shoes. Gosh I didn't even let him sit on the grass at 10 months old because I was worried about ants and things . He always sat on mats or rugs and I kept a keen eye out for ants. I'm a worry wort, I wish I wasn't such a worrier.

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    I leave my son's shoes on, but he invariably sits down and stuffs sand and/or bark chip in them until I take them off!

    I always let him have them off, as I think the risk of injury is very low, particularly in our local park.

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    shoes are a must when they are outside except at the beach. no injuries but prob because they have to wear shoes

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    usually always shoes on now apart from if there is sand if we go to a park with sand as i hate sand being in shoes as takes forever to get rid of. never had any injuries either with shoes on or off.

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    For me it depends on the park. I would insist on shoes in all the local parks but the parks near my parents are safe enough for him to be bare foot

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    Shoes always on. I am soooo paranoid about needlestick injuries. I know th risk may be low but if one of my kids got AIDS, oh it would kill me.

    So indoor playcentres, maccas playgrounds shoes off - parks etc shoes on.

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    Shoes on always not worried about needles so much as all the broken glass around our local park


 

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