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What’s The Ideal Age To Use A Trampoline?

What’s the ideal age to use a trampoline? Medical professionals almost universally agree that a child should be at least six-years-old before they should jump on a trampoline. Yes, you could let your little one walk around and get a feel for the trampoline before then, but don’t allow them to get airborne.

Children should get physical activity, but jumping on a trampoline, when they are younger than six can lead to a serious injury. Young children don’t have the awareness of their bodies nor do they have the coordination necessary to safely jump on an inground or an above ground trampoline.

What’s The Ideal Age To Use A Trampoline?

When your children begin jumping on the family trampoline, parents and other responsible adults need to take precautions to keep them free from injury.

Here are some trampoline safety tips:

  • Until they are at least six-years-old, they can jump lightly on the trampoline, but no high jumps and definitely (no matter the age) no back or front flips.
  • Only one child at a time can jump on the trampoline. It is too easy for two, or more, children to get jumping and bump into one another. That collision can cause serious injury.
  • You need to inspect the trampoline and all of its parts before anyone jumps on it. Inspect the mat for any rips or tears and make certain the springs are fully and completely covered.
  • If you have an above ground trampoline, remove the ladders to remove the lure of the trampoline from younger children.
  • When you buy a trampoline, make certain you are getting one that is the best your money can buy. Buy an inground or above ground trampoline from a trampoline dealer who has a reputation in the industry and who sells high-quality US made components.

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Autumn Trampoline Care

Do you keep your inground or above ground trampoline available for use year-round? If so, you may want to practice some autumn trampoline care that will help you use it safely and to protect the trampoline equipment and the jump mat as well.

There is really no reason you can’t use your trampoline year-round — if you live in an area of the country that isn’t plagued with snow and ice. If you live in the northeast, for example, jumping on your trampoline when the jump mat has been frozen or is covered in snow could lead to its tearing and to it not being as jumpable as it would be if it wasn’t stiff from cold and ice. If you live in the frozen areas of the country you may need to resign yourself to not using your trampoline in the winter.

Autumn Trampoline Care

Caring for your trampoline in the autumn months could simply mean you’re spending more time cleaning off the cover before you jump on.

  1. Clean off the cover. If the cover of the trampoline has leaves and dirt and other debris on it, make sure you clean off the cover before you remove it. If you simply pull the cover off, the debris will fall on to the jump mat and you don’t want that. Use a soft brush or broom to remove dirt and debris.
  2. Clear off standing water before you remove the cover. In many areas of the country, autumn means a lot of rain. If your cover has standing water on it, get rid of the water — you can use a shop vac to remove the standing water. Again, you want to protect the jump mat from the standing water.
  3. If your area of the country is prone to high windstorms, you will want to make sure your trampoline is anchored — this is especially true for an above ground trampoline. If the wind gets under the trampoline it will lift it up, send it airborne and potentially damage it and the property it hits.

  When you’re not on the trampoline make sure it is properly and completely covered. Cover the springs and check the trampoline and its components before any autumn storms blow through and after the storm has passed.

Unless there has been a freeze you should be able to rebound on your trampoline during the crisp, cool months of autumn.

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