Have you heard about Springfree Trampolines yet? We recently found them on Facebook and being the huge trampoline jumping family we are, we were very excited about these! When I say we are very into trampolines, I’m talking about the fact that we are on ours everyday. (Remember my Mother’s Day feature?)
Our oldest son used to be a competitive gymnast and can do crazy tricks on the trampoline. And of course, he’s taught his little brother to do these tricks as well. I’m talking double to triple front flips, back flips so high in the air it scares me to death and other craziness.
I even use the trampoline as part of my workout routine. What a fun way to get some serious exercise! The first couple of days after I started, my legs were so incredibly sore. So, trampolines aren’t just for the kiddos!
Recently, Springfree Trampoline provided 10 tips for safe bouncing. Trampolines can be extremely dangerous and the cause of so many backyard injuries. With summer on its way and kids spending more time outdoors on their trampolines, we wanted to be sure and share these tips with you.
Also, Springfree Trampolines are currently on a US tour where you can win one! Check it out on their Facebook page here.
10 Tips below!
1. One at a time please – Multiple jumpers increase the risk of injury from collision. Statistics show that with more than one simultaneous user, the smaller/lighter of the two is almost always the one sustaining an injury.
2. Don’t flip out – Untrained jumpers run the risk of landing awkwardly.
3. Avoid roughhousing – Some kids love to play rough and tumble, but this type of behavior can result in injury.
4. Let Fido watch from the ground – While the family pet may love to have a turn, this can cause collisions and damage to the trampoline.
5. Keep it clean– Trampolines should be void of foreign objects. Any new object introduced to the trampoline is another potential “hard surface” that can result in injury.
6. Stand watch – Keep an eye on children and inexperienced jumpers while they are on the trampoline.
7. Steer clear – Do not allow children or pets underneath the trampoline while someone is jumping.
8. Stay in control – Stay in the center of the trampoline. If you deviate during jumping, stop and move back to the center.
9. Practice safety before and after – Aid jumpers in safely entering and exiting the trampoline.
10. Talk it out – Discuss the importance of trampoline safety with your kids, and tell them about the risks of not using it properly.
Do you have a trampoline in your backyard?