It never ceases to amaze me how much energy my children have, and every day they seem to get more and more. Releasing this energy in the house typically ends in tears and tantrums, as they dash around, playing, like a tornado ripping through the rooms. I soon realised that I had to do something before they destroyed the house.
Encouraging the children to play outside was always a chore, as they had little to play with, and thought the outside area was boring. Thankfully a friend suggested buying cheap children’s trampolines, which was the miracle I needed. My children adore jumping and leaping around, which is why the trampoline is such a brilliant idea.
They could channel their excess energy by leaping and bouncing on the trampoline for hours on end, out of the house, and in the fresh air. Purchasing the trampoline was an experience, as there are numerous ones to choose from. Although I wanted cheap, I didn’t want poor quality, which was always going to be a challenge.
I was thinking of getting the kids a cheap LCD TV for Christmas, but a trampoline was a far better idea. Being outside and playing is far better for the kids, than sitting watching TV as they are out in the fresh air, and getting exercise alongside the fun. I begun to research the different options I had, and how much a trampoline would cost.
Special children’s trampolines are designed with kids in mind; as they are smaller, and often have safety netting to avoid injury. My kids would be the ones that bounce straight off the trampoline, and end up in a pile on the floor. The material for kids trampolines are also different as they are softer, and make the bounding experience more comfortable.
Safety is a massive issue when choosing the right trampoline, and I wanted to guarantee that I could leave the kids to their own devices, and get on with other stuff. I found a cheap trampoline, and was surprised how straightforward it was to assemble. Once the trampoline was up, I discussed with the kids rules and how to bounce safely.
I didn’t want to take all the fun out of the trampoline, but they needed to understand that safety was vital. The kids love the trampoline, and I have even used it a few times, which caused amusement from everyone. I was amazed how out of breath I was after bouncing for only a short amount of time, which shows how good they are for fitness.
Trampolines are excellent as a form of exercise for the kids, and they do not realize that they are exercising whilst having fun. They are no longer under my feet, and love being out in the garden playing with friends. I am so glad that I purchased a trampoline, and because I shopped around, it was affordable.
It’s important! So, I made sure that the kids knew about proper trampoline rules. We discussed not jumping together on the same trampoline and to use safety mats around the edge of the trampoline. I have also explained why it is dangerous to somersault; this can cause serious injury to the neck or back if they land wrong due to lack of control. I have now taught the kids how to safely enjoy their trampoline, but also encouraged them to stay active with other sports such as football or tennis.
As a parent, trampolines can be a great way for your child to become active and build up their muscles in a fun way. With the right safety precautions and rules, both you and your children can enjoy the trampoline and all of its benefits without worry, knowing that you are playing safely.
By following these safety guidelines and teaching your children about the importance of following them, you can help ensure that they get the most out of a trampoline with a minimal risk of injury. So, don’t forget to talk to your kids about trampoline safety and have fun!
You can also find other helpful resources on the Life Happens with Kids website, such as tips to help ensure your child is playing safely outside and how to create a safe environment for your kids while they play. With these tools in hand, you can make sure that your children are having a good time outdoors without putting themselves at risk of harm.