It’s not unusual when you’re at the park seeing an adult walking down a slide with a baby on his lap.
But one dad has issued an urgent warning about why you should never do it, and hopes people will take notice.
Posts on Concerned Parents Instagram page geared specifically to “new dads,” but applies to all parents.
“It’s not safe to let your baby slide down your lap,” they wrote at the top.
“Daddy’s weight can crush and break a baby’s leg if it gets caught on the slide.”
“Too many injuries when children’s feet get caught under adults,” they wrote in the caption.
And some people in the comments section admit similar accidents have happened to them.
“My son broke his leg when he fell down with you. Stay away,” one person wrote.
“I broke my son’s ankle doing this! The danger is real!” other is added.
“This just happened to my cousin, while he was skating with his dad,” said a third.
“Actually I broke my leg when I was 2 years old with my dad,” another commented.
“Poor guy who still feels guilty after 32 years!”
“That’s right. A friend broke his young son’s leg doing this,” wrote another.
But others claim there is an easy way to prevent that from happening.
One wrote: “I stabilize my kids’ arms so they don’t struggle or try to grab the slide and slide down when my legs are closed.”
“Parents don’t need to be scared to have fun with their kids, just use common sense.”
“The fact that you have to cross your legs or hold their feet, that’s common sense,” another insisted.
A third commented: “Don’t want to be that person but like… how hard is it to keep your legs together when you’re sliding down and support your kid’s leg to do the same thing?”