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If your children ever played in a bounce house, they probably had a great time. Due to their previous fun, you may consider renting an inflatable for their next birthday party or your family reunion.

Large inflatable toys can be an excellent way to entertain children. However, you may want to consider the types of injuries your children could sustain before allowing them to play in a bounce house again.

Your children could suffer serious injuries while playing in a bounce house

Growing in popularity over the years, inflatable bounce houses possess a risk of causing several kinds of injuries. Children run the risk of landing on their head or neck while flipping, falling from an unsafe height or flying in the wind in an improperly-secured inflatable.

While playing in a bounce house, children risk suffering injuries which include a potential:

  • Fracture
  • Sprain
  • Dislocation
  • Laceration
  • Contusion

While they are not as common, your children could be at risk of head and neck injuries, some of which could be fatal.

What can you do if your kids get hurt?

If you choose to allow your children to play in an inflatable bounce house, you may reduce their chances of injury by providing close supervision, securing the inflatable to the ground and limiting the number of children playing at the same time.

If one of your children suffers an injury while bouncing in an inflatable, any number of people could be responsible. Once you get your child the necessary medical attention, you may want to explore your options.