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Trampoline Safety


Playing on  trampolines is very fun. Children get excited while playing on it but it can cause injuries, if proper care is not taken. Parents must supervise children when they are playing on the trampoline. Here are some safety tips.


Does your child play unsupervised on a t? Although trampolines are not entirely unsafe if used with care, a younger child can get injured when playing on one. Injuries can result when your child lands wrongly on the trampoline, collides with another child, lands on the frame of the trampoline, or falls off. Trampolines are more suited to older children or teens with more control and skills, and yet, even teenagers should always be under supervision when on a trampoline. Avoid keeping a trampoline at home, and find out if your child's friends have trampolines at their homes before sending your child over to play. If they do, then don't send your child there and forbid him to use the trampoline. Instead, speak to the mother of the friend and request that the trampoline be made off limits for the kids when your child is over. It is best if trampolines are used under expert supervision of an instructor, for the purpose of gymnastic training.

If your children do enjoy playing on trampolines, here are a few safety tips that you can bear in mind.

Don't let small children on full sized trampolines as they may fall off.

Don't let more than one child at a time use the trampoline.

Prohibit your child from attempting stunts like summersaults on the trampoline. Often if your child sticks to simple jumping on the trampoline, he should be safe. But if he attempts any unsupervised gymnastic stunts, he can get badly injured. Landing on the head or neck can cause paralysis, and even death. Around a lakh children get injured every year, in the United States alone, due to trampoline play. Most of these accidents happen at home, on private trampolines.

Use trampoline enclosures, so your child will not fall off the trampoline.

Don't wear socks on the trampoline. Bare feet or trampoline slippers are best, as socks can be slippery and there are more chances of your child falling while jumping.

Keep the area around your trampoline clear. Make sure that the trampoline is not near any fences, branches or walls. It should be in a clear area, especially if you don't have an enclosure. In the absence of enclosures, pad the area around the trampoline so even if your child falls off, he falls on a padded surface and not on the ground.

Keep the mat clean by washing it regularly with water. Do not use detergents as they may affect the fabric of the trampoline, making it more slippery or sticky.

If you have decided to keep a trampoline at home, realize that you will need to ensure it is well maintained if you want your children to use it. Make sure that the springs are always in good condition, and keep them well greased at all times. Apply grease to the areas where the springs hook on to the frame of the trampoline. This will reduce wear and tear on the frame.

Let your child wear suitable clothing on the trampoline. His clothes should be well fitted, sufficiently stretchy so he can move about freely, but not too loose. Also, your child should wear a helmet and kneepads. Keep the helmet on the trampoline, so your child can wear it whenever he gets on.

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Ragini.7 years ago
i have a small trampoline at my home, my four year old son always like to jump on it. but we don't allow him always, there is a strict warning that one should jump on trampoline in the present of any eldest member of the house. it is in our hand to look after the safety of our child....
 
 
 
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Coke Lover.7 years ago
i have a very large trampoline in my yard. i also have 8 children who take turns jumping on it. i only allow 1 large person at a time to jump. my children are not happy as they say it is more fun to jump with more people on it. i however am more concerned with their safety. it really is a great source of excercise and i like them to go out doors to excercise and get some sunshine each day. i do monotor them very carefully when they are outside..........
 
 
 
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louise.7 years ago
i am 12 years old and i dont go to any gymastic or trampolining clubs but i really enjoy doing stunts on my trampoline, im just as good as people who go to clubs so i dont see a problem with it (also i have a big trampoline so whats the point in having a big one if im only allowed to bounce on it, because thats what you do on little ones)
 
 
 
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kiran.7 years ago
hi i am 15 years old and i love trampolining. why do suggest we shold not wear socks?
 
 
 
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Trampoline Lover.7 years ago
stupid. no socks? my feet are bad enough as they are and wearing a helmet and knee pads, you're supposed to be able to move around and have fun! pure s***.
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Trampoline Lover.7 years ago
2 more things:
-i brake toe nails by going on the trampoline and doctors think its best to wear socks
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-olympic trampolinists wear socks type things, do you think you know more about trampolining and trampoline safety than olympic trampolinists?
 
 
 
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Emily.7 years ago
i have a big trampoline at home. emily wear sock evey time she junp on the trampoline.
 
 
 
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Emily.7 years ago
i have a trampline at home. emily ran out side. emily wear black sock, white sock. do the white sock, and the black sock.do it rap when emily junp on the trampoline? i like emily to go out side to get excercise. it is in our hads to look after the safety of our child. i do monotor them very everday when they are outside. when emily go out sids i tall her to come. i put emily helmert and her knee pads. but we don't allow her to go on the trampoline when a partent is not out side. we put 2 balls on the trampoline and emily kiks the ball. i like when emily happy. and have fun. then when emily junp high we put a large mat on the trampoline that stop emliy jump on the trampoline. emily like jump on the trampoline. we put large mat on the ground around the trampoline.
 
 
 
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Emily.7 years ago
i have a trampoline at home. emily ran out side. emily wear her shink black sock when she is on trampoline. emily wear black sock very time she jumps on the trampline. i like emily to go out doors to get some excercise and jump on the trampoline. i like to watch emilyjumpon the trampoline very time. lt is in our hand to look after safty of our chlid. i like when emily is happy on the trampoline lt mades us happly to. befor she jump on the trampoline. we put safty mat under the trampoline. and be side the trampoline. and the on the legs of the trampoline. and be side the trampoline. we put the safty nets on the side the trampoline. we put more mat on the green. i tall her to came here. i put her helmert brow pads and knee pads. i put her black sock. but we don't allow her to go on the trampoline when a partent is not out side. we put to soft balls on the trampoline. and emily kick the soft balls when emily jump on the trampoline we put a mat treampoline
 
 
 
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princess.7 years ago
where can one find trampolines, in india?
 
 
 
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