Trampolines may be a great garden toy and a useful way for your kids to burn off some excess energy this summer.
But if they're not used properly and safely, you may find yourself accompanying your nearest and dearest to A&E, which is the last thing you need during a pandemic.
In a recent survey of 663 parents with a child under the age of 12, 50% admitted that their child has hurt themselves on a trampoline.
Find out the most common injuries and follow our safety advice to help avoid trampoline accidents in your home, as well as tips to help you buy the best trampoline.
When we quizzed parents about injuries while using a trampoline, the most common was bruises with 40% of parents admitting their child had experienced bruising from playing on a trampoline.
This was followed by sprains (24%), strains (22%), fractures (21%) and cuts (21%). Thankfully, dislocations make up a smaller percentage with 16%.
The five tips below will help to keep accidents on your trampoline to a minimum:
1. Supervise your child where possible
Try to avoid leaving children unsupervised while using the trampoline.
2. One child at a time
This won't make you the favourite parent, but according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), 60% of trampoline injuries occur when more than one person is using the trampoline at a time.
3. No bouncing exits
Most trampolines have netting round them which can be zipped up to keep your child enclosed, but don't be tempted to leave it open so your child can launch themselves off - it's a common cause of injury.
4. No children under six years old
Unless it's a trampoline specifically for toddlers or young children, most children under this age lack the muscular strength to bounce safely.
5. Never combine alcohol with trampolining
While joining them on the trampoline may seem like a fun idea, your child (and your pelvic floor) may not be quite so prepared.
If you're looking to purchase a trampoline, look for the following: