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Trampoline for Your Child: Factors You Must Consider Before You Buy

Aug 17, 2007
Trampolines can be therapeutic and entertaining and even cost-effective. Both family and friends alike can enjoy the addition of a trampoline. Trampolines also come in a variety of styles and colors to suit every decor.

But there are a few things you need to keep in mind before you decide to get a bouncer for your backyard or family room. First, you need to make sure you feel comfortable with the idea of your children bouncing and the risk of injury. Knowing that you are covered with your homeowners insurance is a wise thing to do. Before making the purchase, make sure you research the difference between indoor rebounders and the larger kind that are for outdoors.

Trampolines and Your Child

Bouncing is great way for kids to get their daily exercise, its so much fun that it doesn't even feel like working out to them. Jumping helps improve cardiovascular fitness as well as boosting the lymphatic system and aiding the development of balance and coordination.

But getting a trampoline for your child can also be hazardous. Serious injuries can occur with improper use or if the trampoline is cared for improperly. The most common injuries are muscle tears and strains, cuts and scrapes. Always supervise your child while using a trampoline to prevent serious injury and see if you can purchase a trampoline with a safety net or enclosure.

Another option available is to purchase an indoor bouncer or rebounder. Though smaller, they can provide many hours of fun, and many of the same benefits. Because they are smaller, they are easier to store and maintain, making them ideal for apartments and homes with small yards. However, you still want to contact your landlord or insurance agent to make sure any injuries or damage sustained will be covered.

What Are Trampolines Good For?

The good news is that trampolines are great therapeutic tools for kids with sensory integration problems or hyperactivity issues. It is also helpful for children who have difficulties with proprioception, that is, body awareness and the ability to be able to isolate body parts and trigger them into action.

Purchasing a trampoline for your child may the ideal exercise outlet. On a hot summer day, placing a sprinkler beneath the trampoline, or setting up under a tree, can provide hours of fun for the whole family and provide a refreshing break from the heat. Just don't forget the sunscreen and always put safety first!
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Buying a trampolin can be confusing. Get all the information you need to make buying a trampoline an easier decision. Advice on the importance of a trampoline safety net, trampoline springs, fitness trampolines and trampoline parts: www.trampoline101.com
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