How to deal with the 10 trampoline risks
It is healthy for children to run and play. But what makes trampolines more dangerous than football, baseball and other outdoor activities?
If you have ridden a bicycle, you have probably scratched your knee. Trampolines, on the other hand, can send you into hard ground or catch your ankle in a spring.
Here are ten ways to help your children avoid common trampoline risks
1. Bounce One at a time
Several bouncers can bump into each other or hit a small child in the springs or on the ground. One at a time can be tough, but it's worth the wait.
2nd Save the Flips
It is difficult to control your momentum if you are not used to jumping. If you do not judge to spin on a flip, you can land in a difficult position.
It's a good reason to ban turns on your family's trampoline.
3rd Supervise, Supervise, Supervise
Children of all ages need supervision. They find it impossible to resist the lid of jumping. So grab an iced tea, set up a lawn and spend some quality time watching your kids have fun.
4th No children under six allowed
Stanford Children & # 39 ;s Health says that children under the age of six are at greater risk for trampoline injuries such as broken legs, concussions and sprains. If you know this, you may want to keep the younger children away from the trampoline. Or make sure they only jump during the next surveillance.
5th Use safety nets
A safety net around a trampoline can limit the chance of flying and landing on the ground. The net does not prevent you from landing on the trampoline frame or springs, both of which can cause significant damage.
6th Check the springs
If we are talking about springs, be sure to check them regularly. Feathers become rusty, worn and break or will become unkempt. Any of these situations can lead to an unsafe trampoline.
7th Cover the springs
You can reduce the risk of injury by covering your trampoline springs and frames with pads. These pillows wear out quickly, so replace them when they start to break.
8th Jump in the middle
Teach your children to stay in the middle of the trampoline when they jump. Staying closer to the center keeps them away from the edge, where they could accidentally bounce off the trampoline.
ninth Stay Away From Trees
Stay away from trees, lampposts, flagpoles and structures that could cause injury if your child jumps into them.
10th Keep It Clear
Do not store anything under the trampoline, and do not allow children to play under it when using it.
What's up with Trampoline Parks?
At this point you may want to avoid the risks of trampoline ownership. Even if you get a little of the little ones.
How about trampoline parks? As it turns out, they can be more dangerous than owning a trampoline.
Let's say the kids bow to you until you find a trampoline park, Bouncy Bob & # 39 ;s Wacky Jump Zone. It's only 15 minutes away!
This seems like the perfect option, but …
According to AAOS injuries suffered in trampoline parks are generally more serious than injuries from trampolines at home.
You can not enforce the rules yourself, but you can check if a trampoline park takes safety seriously.
SafeBee states that trampoline parks should have these precautions in place:  No children under six should be allowed to jump.
Talk to your agent about trampolines
We're going a step further. If you rent your home, talk to the landlord before setting up a trampoline.
Many landlords do not like trampolines because insurance companies classify them as an "attractive nuisance." An attractive nuisance is a potentially dangerous element in a property that attracts children.
Here's what it really means (minus the insurance jargon). The neighbor boy could sneak out of the house next door and jump on your trampoline. If he gets hurt, his parents can sue you and the landlord.
The same scenario can play if you own your home. Even if you do not have a landlord, you want to work with your insurance agent to follow the trampoline guidelines set out in your household's insurance .
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