Are Mini Trampolines Safe For 2 Year Olds? For 2 year olds, mini trampolines can be both safe and dangerous. Mini trampolines for kids are safe if they are used carefully under the parent’s supervision and inspected regularly. And are dangerous for 2 year olds if they are not closely supervised.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, injuries from trampolines are very common among kids under 6 years old. These stats are gathered from incidents occurring on all kinds of trampolines, e.g., indoor and outdoor trampolines, etc. Mostly outdoor trampolines are dangerous. Injuries from indoor mini trampolines are recorded less.
Common Injuries among 2 year olds While trampolining:
- Broken Bones: Trampoline jumpers commonly break their forearms, elbows, feet, and even spines. The stunts such as flips they do on trampolines, falling onto and falling off the trampolines are the main cause of these injuries.
- The most common injury among 2 year olds is head lacerations. 2 year olds have weak muscular strength in their arms to protect them from headfirst falling.
How to make mini trampolines safe for 2 year olds?
To make mini trampolines safe for your 2 year olds, you must take the following necessary precautionary measures.
- Parents Supervision.
If your 2 year old is under your supervision, you can restrict them from stunts that can lead to injury. Also, tell your children about trampoline accidents. This will make your children aware of trampoline injuries.
- Selection best of mini trampolines.
Make sure your child’s mini trampoline has a safety net around its circumference so that your 2 year olds cannot jump outside the safe area or a balancing bar, so they can hold onto it while rebounding. Only select mini trampolines which are a maximum of 20 inches above the ground.
- Selection of ground.
Using mats on the ground will also prevent falls onto the ground. This will reduce the risk of getting hurt. Please do not place your trampoline on concrete and ensure that you have it on level ground. Trampolines are most appropriate for soft or sandy surfaces. Also, the place must be free from harmful objects or clothing lines.
- Limit a mini trampoline to one kid at a time.
One child at a time should have access to a mini trampoline. This restriction will help in preventing the kids from falling onto each other, and also, his weight will not exceed the trampoline weight limit.
- Inspect the mini trampoline regularly.
Ensure your child’s trampoline is checked regularly. Check its legs if anyone is broken, then try to make a possible substitute. Also, check the wear on jumping pads. If there are holes, then try to fix them.
- Use spring free trampolines.
Trampolines without springs are best for 2 year olds. They are small but expensive but using them is considered safe. Spring free trampolines do not have those injuries related areas. If you are using spring trampolines, then use safety spring padding.
I believe that if your two-year-old is active, weighs less than the trampoline’s weight limit, and is aware that they can only jump when holding on to the handle, then there is no problem in using a mini trampoline for 2-year-olds and that mini trampoline will be considered safe for your 2 year old.
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