As hard as it is to relive the past 12 days, we feel compelled to make other parents aware of the danger associated with indoor trampoline parks. Colton fell and broke his femur, the strongest bone in his body, while innocently jumping alongside his dad and I. Come to find out, according to the America Academy of Pediatrics and the America Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons “children under the age of 6 should never use a trampoline.” This is due to the fact that their fragile bones are not meant to withstand the repetitive pressure from jumping.
We had no idea and were shocked to find this out from our pediatric orthopedic surgeon during Colton’s hospital stay.Our lives have been turned upside down since Colton’s accident and every day is a struggle for his sweet 3-year-old self as he adjusts to life in a hip spica cast for the next 6 weeks.
We share this with you today to spread awareness that these facilities are specifically advertising for Toddler Time, when in fact toddlers should be nowhere near trampolines. We hope by sharing his story it will prevent a child and their family from experiencing the trauma and heartbreak associated with trampoline injuries in young children.
Please help us by sharing this story!
***UPDATE: We are overwhelmed by the love and support from everyone. We did want to make one thing clear…we were NOT bouncing in the same square as Colton when the injury occurred. We were in the squares right next to him**
Source:FB post by Kait Ellen