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At what age will you let your kids start playing with fireworks?

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Asked by purpleducky at 8:42 AM on Jul. 5, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • We let Lara hold a sparkler when she was 6 UT only with our direct supervision. Other than that then NOT till they are 16 or so and can understand just how dangerous fireworks could be!

    Answer by plclemo at 8:50 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • They only get sparklers and are allowed to use them around the age of 5 as long as I am RIGHT THERE with a bucket of water.

    Answer by IhartU at 8:51 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • big things, not till around 14/16. I'd let them light and throw little firecrackers at 8 or 9 though after discussing how to do it correctly

    Answer by soccerchik8287 at 8:52 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • None

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:08 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Well, right now she only get's sparklers with supervision.

    Answer by mom2jen101 at 10:25 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • No idea... by twins are only 17mths old. I've got way more important things to handle before I even think about fireworks.

    Answer by Peregrine at 10:56 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • Not sure.  I was their age when I was lighting them off (they are 10, almost 9 and almost 8).  I was thinking of it last night.  Depending on how mature they were maybe around 12 but with supervision (unlike when I was that age and watched my brother light a fire cracker in his hand...luckily he didn't get hurt).


    Answer by justanotherjen at 11:24 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • lol my 3 year old was helping his Daddy light fire works last night. DD will be 2 next month and she was helping me hold sparklers. It's never to young to teach them safety.

    Answer by NoahsMomma418 at 11:51 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

  • oh and we don't "play" with fireworks.The are dangerous and NOT toys.

    Answer by NoahsMomma418 at 11:53 AM on Jul. 5, 2010

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