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[Parenting] Trampoline can injure children

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Trampoline is a fitness equipment that can be played by anyone, both young and old.

But these trampolines can cause serious injuries to children.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 300,000 trampoline-related injuries were recorded in 2015, including about 100,000 emergency room visits.

Common trampoline injuries include sprains and fractures that land on a trampoline rigid area, collisions with others, misplaced landing, and landing.

Experts at the American Orthopedic Association warned parents that it is dangerous for children, especially children under six, to play in the trampoline.

Jennifer Weiss, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Los Angeles, says, "Children under six are lacking body coordination skills, body awareness, and fast response times to keep their bodies, bones and brains safe from trampoline. This increases the risk of trampoline-related injuries. "

Experts advised that it is better to take additional precautions when children are allowed to play in the trampoline.

Children under the age of six should not use the trampoline, use one trampoline at a time, and do not set the height of the trampoline too high on the ground.

The safety net is not so effective because most of the injuries occur on the trampoline surface. Instead, you should make sure that there are adequate protective padding on the supports, ropes and surrounding ground surfaces.

If a child has not worn safety equipment such as a harness, care should be taken not to tumble or perform dangerous feats.

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