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Bounce house safety tips

Updated on February 5, 2015

Inflatable bounce house rentals have really grown in popularity over the years, and bounce houses for sale can be found readily at sites like Amazon.

Of course, like all toys and games, there are certain safety concerns to take into consideration when dealing with the bounce house, as there can be accidents and injuries if certain rules and guidelines are not adhered to.

Bounce house safety tips

Bounce house rentals should come with safety inspection stickers on the equipment. This feature should be available from any reputable rental company, as this will notify consumers that their equipment is safe to use and up to code.

The tag or sticker should be located near the inflating pump used to blow up the bounce house. Check to be sure that the company is taking care of their equipment.

Next, you should take great care to anchor the bounce house properly and securely. There are a lot of stories and videos available online to show that these contraptions can be blown away with strong gusts of wind, and with people and children in them even!

The rental unit should come with enough stakes and/or sandbags to get the job done thoroughly, but I would definitely recommend erring on the side of caution here, and actually advocate going overboard with this step!

Also, if it's a particularly windy day, then simply don't allow the use of the bouncy house. Bouncy houses have a tendency to fly away if not anchored properly and that all starts with a windy day. Don't believe me, or think that this is an urban legend? Check out the video below!

Next, you should set some very basic and necessary guidelines and rules for use of the bounce house; set the number of kids allowed in the unit to a manageable level. Make sure that the age levels of the kids don't have a high disparity. There is a big difference between 3 year olds and 14 year olds when it comes to bounce houses, and the younger kids could be injured by overzealous teenagers, if things aren't kept from getting out of control.

I would also highly recommend not allowing the children to climb all over the equipment, which means that you may need to post a supervisory adult near the bounce house, to ensure that all guidelines and safety rules are being met. You can rotate the adults, so that nobody is stuck too long in the role of chaperon.

There really isn't much more to it than that. Common sense is the order of the day when it comes to bounce house. They can be lots of fun and hours of entertainment, but only if an emphasis is placed on safety!

If you want to be the proud owner of your very own bounce house, then check out the amazon links on this page. Blast Zone is a reputable name in this market, and you can check out an article about the Blast Zone little bopper inflatable bouncer right here


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