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15 Ways To Prevent Trampoline Injuries

Trampolines are both fun and a great place to exercise and families continue to prize them. They are ideal for young and old and can be used to get into shape or to stay in shape if you’re already fit. Children love them and as long as they are used cautiously, they are safe and fun. There are 15 ways to prevent trampoline injuries as well as common sense tips.

There is no denying that there are trampoline injuries that occur annually and many of them could have been avoided with safety measures being in place.

15 Ways To Prevent Trampoline Injuries

What are some common trampoline injuries?

  1. Broken bones
  2. Sprains
  3. Strains
  4. Concussions
  5. Bruises
  6. Cuts and scrapes

Many of these injuries could have been prevented, by:

  1. Not letting people try stunts
  2. Landing on the frame or springs
  3. Landing the wrong way when jumping
  4. Jumping or falling off the trampoline

Here are ways to prevent trampoline – both above ground or in-ground trampolines.

  1. Use spring covers and pads
  2. Only allow one person at a time to jump on the trampoline
  3. Use a safety net
  4. Don’t place the trampoline near any overhead branches or roof overhangs
  5. Check the jump mat to ensure there are no rips or tears

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together.”

Five Questions To Ask Before You Buy A Trampoline

Have your children been asking, “can we get a trampoline?” And now you’re at the point of starting to research whether you should get an in-ground or an above-ground trampoline, we have questions to ask to help you decide which type of trampoline to invest in. Here are the top five questions to ask before you buy a trampoline. 

If you’ve been looking for a way to offer your children a fun place to play in the backyard and if you’ve been interested in rebounding as a way to get fit and healthy, an in-ground or above-ground trampoline is the way to go. A trampoline is an investment that you want to research well enough to ensure you’re getting the best trampoline for your family and for your money.

Here are five questions to ask before you buy a trampoline.

  1. How will the in-ground or above-ground trampoline fit in your yard – both physically and aesthetically? An in-ground trampoline blends seamlessly into the landscaping, but an above ground will be a visible piece of equipment.
  2. How large do we need? The jumping surface – jump mat – and the overall size of the trampoline need to be considered. While only one person should be on the trampoline at a time, if you have children who are close in weight, they may be able to jump at the same time, but in most instances, jumping should be solo. The spring size will also be a consideration depending on the weight of the heaviest person who will use the trampoline.
  3. Ask whether the trampoline you’re purchasing comes with safety accessories like the safety enclosure and spring pad covers. Invest in safety equipment if it doesn’t come as part of the package.
  4. Will I be able to put the trampoline together myself or will I need to hire a professional? Many trampolines – both in-ground and above ground are a DIY project but it will go easier and more quickly if you recruit some friends and family to help with the installation. The in-ground trampoline will, naturally, require excavation of the hole and that may require hiring heavy equipment to dig the hole.
  5. What kind of warranty does the company I’m purchasing from offer and is it separate from the trampoline itself? Warranties and guarantees should be part of your overall research. You will also want to buy from a trusted and reputable trampoline company to help ensure they will be around if you should need replacement parts in the future.

A trampoline is fun for the entire family and is a place to get in shape even if you’re going from couch potato to ease into activity. Rebounding doesn’t put any stress on your bones and joints and is a great way to strengthen your core muscles and which helps with overall balance.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — we can answer any questions you have about a trampoline purchase.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.“Children learn through play and making it fun means they’ll have lots of practice developing skills. Whether you buy or borrow toys from your local toy library, they form an integral part in learning and a great way for families to spend time together”.

Can Toddlers Use Trampolines?

Adults benefit from time spent on a trampoline because you can get in shape without fear of injury to bones and joints because you’d be landing on the soft jump mat rather than on the hard ground. Although if you’re wondering, can toddlers use trampolines? That might be a different answer.

Whether you have an in-ground trampoline, an above ground trampoline or even a mini trampoline that you use for exercise safety is always the biggest factor with trampolines.

Let’s face it, toddlers can injure themselves simply by running through the yard! If your toddler is on a trampoline — he or she must jump alone unless you’re going to stand on the trampoline and hold her hands while she jumps. Don’t jump along with her because the disparity in weight could lead to her being injured.

Can Toddlers Use Trampolines?

Don’t let toddlers jump on a trampoline together because someone is bound to bump into the other and could bump heads or otherwise get hurt.

Safety bars for toddlers on trampolines is a great way to help them stay steady while jumping on the springy mat.

If you ask your family physician, he or she will likely tell you that no child under the age of six should be jumping on a trampoline. Under the age of six, the bones of a child are simply to fragile to handle the repetitive pressure that comes from jumping on a trampoline.

Mini trampolines — even those specifically designed for and marketed to the parents of toddlers, may not be as safe as you’d imagine. It all comes back to the fragility of the bones of a child under the age of six.

Yes, jumping on a trampoline is great fun, but protect your child and his or her bones and wait until they are six years old before they begin jumping.

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

9 Benefits Of Using A Trampoline

When your children start asking for an inground or above ground trampoline you may wonder about the horror stories you’ve heard. Are they true? Could the injuries suffered have been avoided? In most cases, the answer is – yes! Injuries can be avoided as long as you and your family understand how to use a trampoline responsibly and that your trampoline has all of the safety equipment required. We offer 9 benefits of using a trampoline you might not have thought about.

You may have heard from friends who say, “I would never have a trampoline!” but then you have other friends who say, “We love our trampoline – it helps us get healthy and the children love it!” No matter what you use or get there are risks. In fact, you can get a paper cut simply by turning the pages of a book – you’re not going to stop reading, right?

9 Benefits Of Using A Trampoline

Let’s, um… jump right into it!

  1. Jumping aka rebounding is a great way to improve your cardiovascular system. Jumping increases your heart and breath rates. You can jump on a trampoline for 10 minutes and reap the benefits of a 30-minute jog or run.
  2. They’re fun and your children will get fit as well as having fun.
  3. Jumping on a trampoline will increase your bone mass and this is a healthy way to keep your bones safe as you age.
  4. Your children can jump and get exercise without worry about injuring their legs, feet or joints while they do so.
  5. Rebounding can alleviate stress and anxiety – and during this time of coronavirus who doesn’t need a way to alleviate their stress?
  6. If you have a trampoline you know where your children are AND an inground or above ground trampoline will encourage your children to get outdoors!
  7. Jumping on a trampoline improves coordination and balance.
  8. When children learn how to jump and maybe even do a few “tricks” they are learning to be patient and improve their skills!
  9. Jumping on a trampoline and landing involves contracting the muscles in your legs, belly and glutes and that will give them a great workout and could also help core strength.

There is no reason to be “afraid” of a trampoline — they could be as safe as a bicycle — it’s all in how you use it!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

Great Christmas Gifts For Trampoline Owners

Do you know someone who owns a trampoline? Are you planning to get a trampoline for your family this year? We have ideas for great Christmas gifts for trampoline owners that we think you may appreciate!

Trampolines are fun for children and adults. They are also a great way to get in shape in a low-impact way. Trampolines can be extremely safe as long as there are rules in place that are followed every time someone is rebounding.

Great Christmas Gifts For Trampoline Owners

Here are some ideas for gifts for the inground or above ground trampoline owner in your gift-giving circle or for you!

  1. A trampoline! If the children have been asking for one, research an inground trampoline or an above ground trampoline for your family.
  2. A new jump mat. If you have a trampoline and the jump mat is getting old, buy a new one. Your family will appreciate that because they will get better bounce.
  3. A safety net to prevent anyone from falling off when they’re jumping.
  4. Trampoline shoes or a shoe holder that attaches to the trampoline.
  5. A new ladder, or a ladder, if you bought a trampoline without one.
  6. New springs if needed.
  7. New spring covers.
  8. A jump mat cover to protect the surface.
  9. DVDs or a subscription to a workout routine or program that includes trampoline work outs.

Ask friends or family who have a trampoline what they might need or want. They may want a gift certificate so they can purchase the items themselves and that is a great and thoughtful gift!

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to you!

Call us if you have any questions about trampolines — inground or above ground — give us a call! We can answer any other questions you have about a trampoline purchase — inground or above ground.

If you’re thinking about getting an above ground or an inground trampoline this year, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best trampoline for you, your family and your budget.

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