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    Why children should not go into saunas


    Children should not go into saunas for a number of reasons. In all the places you usually find saunas – gyms, health spas, hotels – they are usually accompanied with age limits.

    Why children should not go into saunas – health

    Of course, all children develop both physically and emotionally at different rates. With two children of the same age, it may be that one would be fine to go into a sauna.

    However, the official guidelines state that no children under the age of eight years old should go in a sauna. This is for a very good reason. A number of studies have shown that, before they hit puberty, children cannot regulate heat as efficiently as adults.

    Saunas, of course, are very hot environments. Therefore, they can potentially be dangerous for children and lead to accidents and injuries in the sauna.

    Why children should not go into saunas – injuries

    As well as the temperature-related complications discussed above, children can cause other accidents in saunas.

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    The floors of saunas are extremely slippery and can all too easily lead to a slip, trip or fall accident. This is especially true for those unfamiliar with the environment.

    Furthermore, the hot stones used to heat saunas are significant burn hazards.

    Why children should not go into saunas – other reasons

    Quite simply, there is no need for children to go into saunas. There is no tangible benefit for them to and, to be honest, they probably won’t enjoy it. Furthermore, even with children over the age of eight, they shouldn’t be in a sauna for longer than a maximum of five minutes.

    This means you will be up and down, constantly opening the door to let them in and out. This is a pain for you, not to mention other sauna users.

    Saunas are meant to be places of relaxation and recovery. Aside from the non-negotiable health reasons, this is another argument as to why children should not go into a sauna. Some activities should be the preserve of adults. Sauna use is one of them.

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    If you are injured in an accident in a sauna that wasn’t your fault, call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our expert advisors are standing by for a free, no-obligation consultation. From there, our lawyers can take your case on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis.

    Dial 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.

    Date Published: May 9, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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