Trampoline Safety Tips

trampoline with net

As many families across the country try to find ways to keep their children active, engaged, and outdoors, the purchase of home trampolines has increased over the past few months. We want you to be an informed buyer and caregiver when considering purchasing a trampoline for your home. Trampolines are not only popular with children of all ages but also with adults. Thousands of children including adults are treated for trampoline related injuries every year.2

Here are some ways children can get hurt while playing on a trampoline:

  • Trying to perform stunts
  • Landing wrong while flipping
  • Colliding with another person
  • Falling or jumping off the trampoline
  • Landing on the springs or frame

Any of the above incidents can lead to minor or severe injuries ranging from:

  • Concussions and other head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Severe bruises, scrapes, and cuts
  • Possibly even a neck injury that could lead to death

If you already have a home trampoline or if you decide that a trampoline would be ideal for home, please keep the following safety tips in mind to protect your family. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends:

  • Adult supervision should be used at all time
  • Only allow one child to jump at a time
  • Install a safety net around the perimeter of the trampoline.
  • Adequate protective padding should be applied to the trampoline
  • Check the conditions of the trampoline often.
  • If any part of the trampoline is damaged, it should be replaced as soon as possible. This includes the net enclosure and the protective padding.

Children will often go to a neighbor’s house to utilize their home trampoline. It is important to share these safety tips with your child expressing the importance of protecting themselves and others. Majority of the of all trampoline injuries occur when multiple kids are jumping at one time.1

  2. American Academy of Pediatrics