A common-sense approach keeps trampoline time fun
Springfree Trampoline offers these tips for summer safety:
• One at a time, please. Multiple jumpers increase the risk of injury from collision. Statistics show that with more than one simultaneous user, the smaller/lighter of the two is almost always the one sustaining an injury.
• Do not flip. Untrained jumpers run the risk of landing awkwardly.
• Avoid roughhousing. Some kids love to play rough and tumble, but this type of behavior can result in injury.
• While the family pet may love to have a turn, this can cause collisions and damage to the trampoline.
• Keep it clean. Trampolines should be void of foreign objects. Any new object introduced to the trampoline is another potential “hard surface” that can result in injury.
• Stand watch. Keep an eye on children and inexperienced jumpers while they are on the trampoline.
• Steer clear. Do not allow children or pets underneath the trampoline while someone is jumping.
• Stay in control by staying in the center of the trampoline. If you deviate during jumping, stop and move back to the center.
• Aid jumpers in safely entering and exiting the trampoline.
• Discuss the importance of trampoline safety with your kids, and tell them about the risks of not using it properly.
— Trib Total Media