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Trampoline Safety

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What is trampoline safety?

Trampoline safety means following rules to prevent injury. A trampoline can be dangerous if used in the wrong way. Trampoline injuries include sprains, broken bones, head injuries, bruises, and cuts. Injuries commonly happen when a child falls off the trampoline or bumps into another person sharing the trampoline.

What are some trampoline safety rules?

Experts, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommend that trampolines not be used at home. If you do have a home trampoline, the following rules will help make your trampoline as safe as possible. Explain the rules to all new friends who come to jump on the trampoline. Teach your child to remind his or her friends about the rules each time they jump.

What should I do if a child is injured on the trampoline?

Stay calm. If it seems like the injury is mild, such as a small cut, get a first aid kit and treat the injury. If you think the child may have hurt his or her neck, back, or head, tell someone to call your local emergency number (911 in the US). Do not try to move the child. If other children are with you, ask other adults to help you watch them, if possible. Stay by the injured child until help arrives.

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