This thread is basically a "What Kind of Parent are You?" question. I take my girls out almost on a daily basis to the playground right round the corner. My 20 month old follows my older one around. But there are only two options in this playground: A slide or a merry-go-round. She cannot climb up the ladder of the slide without slipping in between the rungs, and when she gets on the m-g-r there is such a big gap between the seat and the backrest (a bar 3 inches wide) that she can easily fall off, and then there's the speed issue. Now my question to you is this, as a parent are you/will you be(if you are not one yet) one to help your young toddler with enjoying such activities, especially when you know there's no stopping them, or will you just let them do as they want and if they hurt themselves, well too bad (obviously you'll take care of them) that's the only way they'll learn their lesson.