Originally Posted by TattooedMama
I am not a paranoid Mama. I let my kids play outside alone even.
But trampolines make me weak in the knees. My oldest ds was jumping on one once and there were too many other bigger kids on it and he got his leg caught down in between the springs. I don't know what it is, I don't mind skateboarding, roller blading, rock climbing (for my ds that is!) but I hate trampolines. The reason why I ask, is my in-laws have one in their backyard. And it does NOT have a safety net around it. I don't want my kids on it. I think everyone else thinks I am being overprotective.
What do you do?
My kids play on trampolines, but we limit the number of kids to a max of three. I really don't see the point of the safety net, but my kids injuries could not have been prevented by a net. My middle son busted his lip with his own knee and required a stitch. My daughter broke her arm in three places, but that was b/c there were six kids and they were playing a game of jump over me. She was afraid she would get landed on so she moved out of the way.....and got landed on when she moved.
I honestly rank it right up there with the multiple sets of staples/stitches my oldest has required in his head by just playing on a playground or at home. I figure my kids are gonna get hurt and there isn't a whole lot I can do to completely prevent it.