Safe Trampolining

Trampolining is a form of exercise through play. It is much fun, but just like any other form of exercise, accidents can happen. To reduce the risks of injuries, there are guidelines to observe. This article will outline some of the guidelines to keep you safe as you use your trampoline.

General guidelines

  • man jump, trampolineMake sure that you have a trampoline net. They reduce the risks of injury by about 70%.
  • Do not allow children under the age of six to use garden trampolines. They should only be allowed to use trampolines designed for their age.
  • Only one person should use a trampoline as a go. More than 75% of accidents happen if multiple people bounce at the same time. When using the trampoline as a group, the light weight person is more likely to get injured.
  • Do not allow somersaults as they increase risks of suffering neck and head injuries.
  • Make sure that children are under supervision as they use the trampoline.
  • Teach your children the basic safety rules when on trampolines. Such include, one person at a go, no somersaults, no crawling underneath, never jump off the trampoline and only bounce at the center.
    Remove jewelry and shoes before climbing the trampoline.

Equipment guidelines

  • The trampoline must always be placed away from hazards like fences, washing lines and trees.
    Garden trampolines should only be placed on soft bases. For example on grass, play mats, sand, and barks. They must never be placed on concrete bases.
  • Before use, make sure that the legs are locked in a single place. Ensure that the jumping mat is not damaged or with holes.

Buying guidelines

  • kids playing, trampoline netsOnly buy trampolines from reputable retailers, who will guide you on the most suitable depending on your needs, the size of your garden, age of your kids and budget. Read the trampoline manuals for more details on weight limits.
  • Always make sure to use a safety net. Most trampoline sellers will sell you both the trampoline and the net. If otherwise, buy it separately.
  • Trampoline frames come in different thicknesses. They vary depending on the model and make. It is, however, advisable to buy 14 gauge thickness which gives more stability and strength.
  • There are trampolines available in the United Kingdom which have a Tri-Layer Socket. The socket improves the durability, strength, and safety of the trampoline.

If you observe the above safety and responsible guidelines, trampolines are not dangerous. They can, however, pause a great risk and danger. To ensure safety, always follow the safety guidelines and buy them from reputable retailers.

Free things to do with kids at home

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It’s raining outside, and the kids are getting restless. You and the family are just chilling at home, and your little one is whining about being bored. Rather than letting them watch TV or play video games, there are other fun activities that you can do with them in the comfort of your own home. Sometimes money is no option when it comes to kids. But why spend your hard earned cash when you can do it for free? If you are looking for fun, kid-friendly, cheap or even free activities to do with your silly little monsters to entertain them in your beautiful house, then look no further because you have come to the right place. Here are a few free things to enjoy doing with your children inside your house. It’s easy on the wallet, and the whole family will enjoy.

Build a fort

1ksd2Adults and kids alike, who doesn’t like a good old-fashioned fort? You can make it with cardboard boxes with your children. A fun activity by cutting and shaping cardboard. But if scissors and sharp things are not your kids forte, build a blanket or pillow fort. Take out all your blankets, sheets, tablecloth, pillows, cushions, and everything from your mom’s linen closet that you can find and make a fort out of it. Building it alone is a fun activity, and when you’re done, bring in the fairy lights and snuggle in it with the whole family. Tell stories, play little games, or just enjoy the music.

Arts and crafts

If you are up for something creative and presumably will end up messy, arts and crafts is the way to go. Take your kids on a journey to run wild with their imagination and utilize all the resources you have. Take out the glue, the paper, the glitter, and the paint and let your kids be free with their creativity. If you’re not one for the mess, another fun activity is coloring. Even you can enjoy this one too with the emergence of the many adult coloring books. If you don’t have any coloring books, make use of the printables online. You can find coloring printables of houses and sceneries to ones with pbs kids characters. There are lots to choose from.

Cooking and baking

s45bk3Here is another enjoyable way to help you entertain your little ones at home. Kids love to get messy. With cooking and baking, they can learn from their early age to perform a household task while helping you out. Doing it together makes it much more entertaining. The joy of cooking and baking could start while they are young. Mixing ingredients, cutting things up, making the batter, and getting dirty with their hands are enjoyable things for kids.