Trampolines and kids are a force to be reckoned with

Ian Brady

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I read this week that trampolines cause around half of household accidents involving children under the age of 14.

I’m not really surprised, but I do think it is the child that causes the accident and not the trampoline itself.

It usually just squats there in the back garden, minding its own business, until someone decides to come and bounce on it. How undignified.

I once saw a friend’s child rip their front tooth out by coming down at an odd angle in the safety netting.

A protruding tooth was netted by the string and such was the downwards force the tooth was wrenched out in a fountain of bouncing blood.

Be warned, trampolines and children are a force – literally – to be reckoned with.

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