Published: Thursday 29 June 2017

  • Trampolines can pose a hazard to smaller children and it’s probably best they don’t use one until they’re at least six years old. This is mainly due to their lack of control which might mean they aren’t able to control their bouncing!
  • If you do have a trampoline in the garden, make sure if has a net to prevent falls.
  • It’s also a good idea for smaller children to use the trampoline by themselves rather than with other children or, even more so, adults. More than one person at a time means more limbs flying about plus extra bodies that could squash smaller ones.
  • Since you’ve locked your garden tools away, make sure you’ve put all garden chemicals such as weed killers, plant food or varnishes away too.
  • If you’re adding new plants to your garden, take care to read the labels as there are a number that can be toxic if ingested. If you’ve already got plants that you’re not sure about - perhaps those with attractive berries - ask a local garden centre for advice or check out the RHS site.

Accidents can happen all round the home and garden, so familiarise yourself with accident prevention techniques and baby and child first aid on one of our courses for parents (or Paediatric First Aid for childcare professionals). We have courses taking place in Angmering, near Worthing and Littlehampton, as well as Brighton & Hove.

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