3 Ways To Make Your Backyard A Safe Place For Your Kids To Play


Now that summer is in full swing, families are going to be spending more and more time outdoors. And while it can be fun to get out of the house and do something new away from home, sometimes, what a parent really needs is just to send their kids to the backyard to play for a bit. However, if your backyard isn’t set up for independent play, you could wind up with kids who get hurt or into other kinds of trouble.

To keep this from happening to your family, here are three ways to make your backyard a safe place for your kids to play. 

Make And Enforce Safety Rules

As with everything, it’s wise to have safety rules that your kids should follow when they’re playing in the backyard. This way, they can at least know what they should or shouldn’t do when they’re playing back there. 

Some of the safety rules that you might want to consider establishing could include things like always wearing shoes when playing outside, staying away from trees that have been cleared away, staying within the confines of the fences you have up, and more. And once you have these rules in place, it’s vital that you keep reminding your kids about the rules and enforcing the rules if and when they get broken. Otherwise, your kids won’t take the rules seriously and could do things that would put themselves or others in danger.  

Be Careful With Your Landscaping

To make your backyard safe for your kids, you’ll have to be considerate about what you choose to do with your landscaping. 

While kids can have fun in almost any environment, if you want them to safely be able to spend time there, you’ll need to eliminate certain hazards. To start with, it’s best to get rid of any standing water in your backyard. Not only can kids drown in just a small amount of water, but standing water can also attract pests that could bother or harm your kids. Additionally, you’ll want to keep weeds and trees trimmed back, but be careful when using or storing pesticides in the backyard where your kids will be playing. 

Keep Unsafe Toys Out Of The Yard

For many kids, having toys in the backyard can make outdoor play more fun. However, you’ll want to make sure that you’re only allowing safe toys to be used if you want to keep your kids safe while playing. Any toys that you have that are falling apart or could be hazardous for your kids to climb or play on should be removed from the space so that your kids don’t get hurt while using them. 

If you don’t want to have to worry about your kids when they’re playing in your backyard, consider using the tips mentioned above to make this area a safe place for them. 

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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4 months ago

Your article is great, thank you for sharing this useful information with me and everyone.

Helen Herren
Helen Herren
4 months ago

Yeah, very good post. I’m not a big expert in gardening, but we have amazing backyard. We used help from Avanti Landscaping Company to create modern project and implement it. Talking about kids safety, I think you should pay attention on fence(some example you can find on avantilandscaping.ca site), this is quite important thing.

4 months ago

I want to add a few words about pools. Your swimming pool in the backyard may be a great threat to your children. This is especially true if your pool doesn’t have a fence around it. Also, if some of your little ones have an allergy to chlorine, water in your pool can trigger allergy symptoms. In this case, you may want to switch to a saltwater pool, which uses less chemicals. 

3 months ago

The safety of the garden is really very important and it is worth taking care of it. Usually, in order to protect our children, we first of all cut our trees in the garden, as their branches can fall. Therefore, I turn to a special service for Tree trimming Las Cruces NM. I advise you to contact them too.

28 days ago

I want to add to your good article a link to the company’s website tree trimming San Ramon that will help you get rid of extra trees on your site, stumps, etc. I don’t want children to suffer because of something, so I recommend a company that can handle this as efficiently and efficiently as possible.

19 days ago

I want to add a little about the pool. You should buy a rubber patio cover, because with it you will ensure the safety of your children, and they will definitely not fall and injure themselves. The good thing about this rubber mat is that it’s anti-slip and easy to clean, so I’m sure you’ll love it. Bought it from this site: https://safestep.pro/pool-deck/