Is it ok for toddlers to jump on a trampoline?

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I have a super safe trampoline with outer nets etc, but im wondering whether the bouncing etc is too much for my toddler (22mths). Sometimes her older brother jumps with her, and she loves it when she gets a big bounce, but she can also land badly, which is a bit worrying. On the other hand its probably safer than her climbing up onto the kitchen bench, which is her other 'occupation'...

Just wondering what experience others have had with trampolines and toddlers

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Moriha - posted on 12/14/2013

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I feel that it is almost a most for those of us with the sensory issue kids... but its also a must they have a parent in front of them at all times... a blink of an eye can make a big difference in safety.

Iridescent - posted on 02/15/2010

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We had a trampoline in the house (small) for our first son for sensory problems and it helped a lot. We also need to buy another one now for our youngest 3 for the same reason. The only concern the OT had was the ones with handles for toddlers; she said do NOT get that type, as she's seen a few kids now that have knocked out teeth on them, even padded, and gotten black eyes and such on the bar.

Sharon - posted on 02/15/2010

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Ask your doctor. I thought there was a warning against toddlers and small children jumping on those because of the rattling their brains can get?

I'm to tired to keep searching - I only found this warning against toddlers on a large trampoline.
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5813056_commer...

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Thanks she certainly loves being on it and it is definitely great when there is too much energy in the house!

Kelly - posted on 02/15/2010

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nothing wrong with it.
Just supervise at all times (which im sure you do) and you will beable to tell if its getting to much for your little one and just remove them.
Im sure the little one would love to be on it alone also.

Tracy - posted on 02/14/2010

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i can't see a problem with it my 15mth old gets on ours... as long as your watching and remind the older one not to jump too big if u think it's getting a bit rough for the little one...

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