Tips for parents to avoid bounce house injuries

Even though the Summer is nearly over, this time of year remains a popular time to attend festivals, carnivals and other outdoor events including outdoor birthday parties with bounce houses for kids. These toys have grown in popularity over the past few years, but they present significant dangers if you’re not careful.

If you and your children attend an event with a bounce house, be sure to follow these tips to keep everyone safe.

  1. Read all warnings on the bounce house before you let your children enter. If you’re hosting an event with a bounce house, ensure you’ve read all the warnings before you let anyone enter. You might also consider having parents sign a waiver if they’re children are going to play.
  2. Stay vigilant: ensure that you or someone you trust watches your children and others who are enjoying the bounce house. Stop any activity that may lead to damage or destruction of the bounce house. Also ensure that the bounce house is fully secured to something.
  3. Have an emergency plan in case a child is injured while playing. If someone is injured, reach out to an attorney who will be able to help you understand who may be held responsible for the incident. 


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