After a 3-year-old Florida boy was injured at a trampoline park, his mother is warning others on social media.
Kaitlin Hill said Tuesday, July 11, her son Colton broke his thigh bone last month after he was jumping on a trampoline at an indoor park in Tampa Bay. The park allowed toddlers.
Hill wrote that other families shouldn’t allow toddlers on trampolines.
“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,” she wrote. “… 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.”
She included a picture of the crying child in a cast in her post.
“The pain that he went through and the pain that he is continuously going through at this point—it’s been a nightmare,” said Hill on Facebook.
In 2015, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons advised parents to not allow children under the age of 6 to use trampolines, adding that only one person should use a trampoline at a time.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said that in 2015 there were around 107,100 trampoline-associated injuries in the United States that were treated in hospital emergency rooms, ABC reported.
Between 2009 and 2013, there were 21 deaths associated with trampolines, the agency said.