The injury is a common injury, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
"Slipping on a parent's lap can lead to a fall of a broken leg for small children," the group's report on slip resistance said. "An estimated 352,698 children under the age of 6 were injured on slides in the United States between 2002 and 201
For the then 1-year-old Meadow, her broken leg meant four weeks in a pink cast. Three years later, she is fine and she is happy 4 years old.
"I share this image every year in the hope that the pain feels Meadow and the guilt that I still feel will save other babies and parents from dying the same," Clare said.
"Never go down with a baby in your lap – there is no safe way to ride a slide with your little child [one].
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