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DIY Covered Sandbox

The sandbox cover is a critical design component of just about sandbox that you can consider getting for your kids. This sandbox cover keeps out neighborhood cats while preventing you and your kids from unwanted exposure to the parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii that can cause a rather serious infection named Toxoplasmosis. Avoiding this parasite is particularly crucial for pregnant women.

According to, a sandbox cover can also help keep out twigs, leaves, and other yard debris in general. Depending on what cover you choose, it can also keep out bird droppings, to ensure that your sandbox environment remains clean and nice for those who are meant to use it in the first place.

Sadly, it wasn’t until they have built their sandbox that most people realized the importance of having a quality sandbox cover. Some were even shocked to discover that almost all cats around the area were using their sandbox as litter box. They quickly learned that trying to clean out cat poo was a pointless battle, not to mention that it was also risky due to Toxoplasmosis.
There are even parents whose kids like to eat sand and just thinking that their kids will also eat something else aside from sand was quite disgusting.

For these reasons, and definitely so much more, making sure that your sandbox is covered properly and securely is not only for aesthetics but also for health and safety reasons.
Zenizon on The Owner Builder Network, teaches you how to prepare your own DIY sandbox with cover so that you and your kids’ safety won’t be compromised while having fun in the sand.

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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