Child Safety, Part II: Even More Accidents Waiting to Happen

child safety - trampolines may be too dangerous

In Part I of our series on child safety we talked about risks associated with bouncing around on those seemingly innocent horsey rides at stores or in bouncy houses.

Speaking of bouncing, let’s talk about those backyard trampolines. The American Academy of Pediatrics. a group that’s always concerned about child safety, now recommends against using trampolines. Their data show that 70 children per 100,000 are injured on them (compared to only 5 per 100,000 who are injured in bouncy rooms). The majority of the injuries happen when several kids are bouncing on the trampoline at the same time—especially when there’s height/weight difference between them (smaller kids tend to get launched into the air or smacked into by bigger ones). A real child safety disaster.
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Two Thumbs Up and Five Stars for Six Flags

Just so you know, this is not a sponsored post.

On Tuesday, I took my 9-year old daughter and a friend of hers to Six Flags/Discovery in Vallejo, CA, about 30 minutes from my house.

I absolutely love most amusement park rides–except the ones that spin you around. Loop-d-loops, corkscrews, and wild turns are okay. Just no spinners. Or rides that go backwards.

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