STATES CHRONICLE – A woman insists on warning other parents of the dangers of using an indoor trampoline, after her son fell and broke his femur. She wants everybody to know this kind of fun might be dangerous, and adult supervision does not guarantee your kid stays safe.
The trampoline is not suitable for children under 6
Kait Ellen lived 12 horrible days after her son, Colton, broke his femur while playing in an indoor trampoline. The boy was jumping right next to his parents, when he suddenly fell and his bone couldn’t stand it. Later on, she was told her son, aged 3, was too young for such a toy, but no one had warned her about this beforehand.
The American Academy of Pediatrics doesn’t recommend parents to let children younger than 6 to use a trampoline. Their bones are much too fragile for continuous jumping, and cannot cope with such a repetitive pressure. Unfortunately, Colton’s parents were not aware of this when they chose to go and have fun in a trampoline park.
Such accidents happen often, and adult supervision is not enough to avoid danger
The little boy now has to wear a cast, and struggle with the pain and discomfort. His parents were not jumping in the same trampoline as him when the accident happened, so they couldn’t do anything to stop it. Also, none of their actions caused the boy to fall and break his bone. This is why they wanted to share their story with other parents, in hope they can avoid similar accidents.
Around 60 percent of trampoline injuries happen if more people jump on the same square. In these cases, the smallest one is most vulnerable. Also, children younger than 6 should avoid playing on them, as their bodies are not developed yet to withstand continuous bouncing. Even if you keep an eye on your children while jumping on trampolines, there’s no guarantee you can avoid accidents.
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