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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