May 19, 2014
Post By: Children's Health
Did you see the recent story about a bounce house taking flight in New York? Two young boys who were playing inside were seriously injured after a gust of wind lifted the bounce house into the air 15 or 20 feet off the ground. We’d like to think this is an isolated incident, but it’s not. On average, about 30 children per day are being treated in U.S. emergency rooms for injuries they sustained on an inflatable bounce house. Many of these injuries are serious and range from bumps and bruises to broken bones and concussions.
Molly Bloomfield, Program Coordinator with The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center, recommends the following seven safety practices if you decide your child’s next birthday party or event wouldn’t be complete without a bounce house:
Do you have any additional tips to help keep kids safe in bounce houses? Leave us a comment to let us know.
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