Parkville bounce houses are great entertainment for young children. Did you know that they can be dangerous? Do you know what to do to prevent bounce house injury to your child? Over half of these accidents happen even with adult supervision. Most of these injuries happen in rental equipment and not at an event or public attraction. Our Parkville child injury attorneys may be able to help you with your claim.
The children most vulnerable to bounce house injuries are ages 6 to 12. Children under 5 are a close second. The most commonly injured areas are the neck, arms and legs. This includes broken bones and muscle strains. About 3 percent of children will need hospitalization because of this. In the past couple of years, the number of Parkville bounce house child accidents has been increasing dramatically by up to 1500 percent. Those statistics are alarming and makes one wonder why it’s happening so frequently. According to Gary Smith from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, there isn’t any obvious reason for the increase in accidents. He suspects it may be because the popularity of the bounce house is also on the rise.
What Happens To Cause Bounce House Injuries?
Up to 70 percent of injuries happen when 2 kids bounce into each other
Around 20 percent of these injuries occur when the child falls out of the bounce house.
The remaining 10 percent of injuries are random freak accidents.
- Almost none of the injuries involve just one child. Usually it takes at least two children to create a dangerous environment. However, even just one child alone can be injured in one of these popular attractions.
Tips To Prevent Bounce House Accidents
Make sure an adult is always supervising the children.
The adults should stay out of the bounce house but should be ready to act if a situation develops. Examples of dangerous activity includes somersaults, flipping and wrestling. If these activities are observed, the adult should take immediate action to stop the behavior.
Children under 6 years of age should be prohibited from playing in the bounce house.
Keep the number of children to a minimum. Don’t make the child play alone because it’s much more fun for them with friends, but try to keep kids of the same age and size together.
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