Did you know that more than 28000 kids end up in hospital emergency rooms every year in Australia due to a fracture sustained while playing sport?
Source: Macquarie University, 2020
Bittersweet, as we definitely want to be encouraging our kids to be active and living a healthy lifestyle, and playing sport is a vital foundation of that.
As head researcher Associate Professor Rebecca Mitchell emphasises, preventing injury is not about wrapping children in cotton wool or discouraging them from playing sport, but rather “It’s about encouraging them to take risks, but not extreme risk. We need to set some boundaries, understand the hazards and manage the risks.”
The study also found that due to the increased likelihood of higher risk taking behaviours, as well as the fact they play more contact sports, twice as many boys than girls were hospitalised with fractures.
The team at Busted Bling can definitely relate to the impact child injury has on the whole family.
We all hate to see our kids suffer!
Obviously, there’s the physical pain; but we also need to bear in mind the impact fracture injuries can have on a child’s social and emotional wellbeing.
And this is where our range of Limbo Waterproof Covers can really bring relief.
Limbo Waterproof Covers are self-sealing and self-supporting.
As the name suggests, Limbo Waterproof Covers prevent water penetrating plaster or wound dressings on arms or legs during bathing, showering or swimming.
Limbo Waterproof Covers are comfortable, easy to use, reusable waterproof protectors.
The leg protectors seal at the top of your child’s leg; arm protectors seal at the top of your child’s arm and they can be completely submerged.
They are available in a range of sizes and shipped anywhere in Australia or New Zealand.
Don’t let your child miss out on all the Summer fun – order a Limbo Waterproof Cover and they’ll be splashing around with everyone else!