Health Tip: Jumping for Joy Over a Trampoline?

Doctors say a child can easily get hurt

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(HealthDay News) -- No matter how much your child begs you to buy a home trampoline, your answer should always be "no," advises the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Every year, emergency rooms treat thousands of children with trampoline-related injuries, most of which occurred at home.

The academy recommends that trampolines be used only in supervised training programs at outdoor playgrounds or in schools.

Because of their immature motor skills, children under age six shouldn't use trampolines at all, the AAP warns.


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