Toddler proof trampolines ‘by following simple rules’


This is according to consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Yorkhill Hospital in Glasgow Dr Neil Wilson, who discussed the matter to coincide with the launch of a new safety publication.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has introduced the guidance in conjunction with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and B&Q.

It aims to offer advice and information on how to toddler proof the play equipment and prevent accidents.

Mr Wilson said broken arms, legs, strains, bumps and bruises can all occur when jumping on a trampoline.

“I think it is important that when allowing children to play on a trampoline they follow a few simple rules which will go a long way to preventing injuries,” he added.

It is not only trampolines that could be dangerous, as president of pool managers The Pool Therapist Stuart Roaker recently told that parents should be baby proofing any outdoor expanses of water by erecting secure fences.

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