Toboganning & Sledding Safety

Keeping tobogganing fun and safe for your family.


Tobogganing and sledding down a slippery slope is a great way to spend a winter day with our kids. But you’ll want to follow a few safety rules, starting with having your kids protect their heads by wearing a helmet. Also pass on scarves and drawstrings as they can get caught in sleds.

Pamela Fuselli, executive director of Safe Kids Canada offers other tips for keeping kids safe on the hills. “When you’re going out to toboggan, obviously you want to have a lot of fun.  You want to pick a hill that has very few obstacles; no trees, no rocks, no benches, especially at the bottom, that it’s not near a roadway, and that the steep of the hill is not too significant, depending on the age of your child of course. And use an appropriate tobogganing sled, to make sure that you’re using a toboggan properly, and that you’re going down feet first.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Pamela Fuselli. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show.

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