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Bounce House Rental Safety Guide

Bounce house safety guide

A bounce house rental has become an essential attraction at children’s birthday celebrations and many other occasions. There are various types of bouncers, inflated obstacle courses, and inflatable waterslides to rent.

Birthday celebrations and block parties are a terrific way to connect with friends and family. An inflatable castle is an excellent feature for children’s birthday parties and, practically, a “babysitter” with the help of parental supervision. Much like anything fun, safety must be a top priority. Bounce house rentals are relatively more secure for children than a trampoline.

As with any physical activity, there’s the potential for injury. A straightforward safety tip would be to take turns supervising young children but never leave them alone. Usually, that’s the number one tip to keep children safe. Besides the help of other guests, you could keep kids both secure and accident-free.

Below are a few party rentals near Sunset, Florida, safety recommendations to remember when you use or lease a bounce house.

Tips to Use the Bounce House Correctly

Inflatable castle

  1. Children five years of age and older should use bounce houses. Younger kids might not have the equilibrium, strength, or coordination to appreciate one safely. So, small or young kids could jump in a toddler inflatable castle.
  2. An adult should always supervise the children, and in no situation should they leave the inflatable without supervision. In a playground or other comparable setting, a trained staff member needs to be present to supervise.
  3. Limit the number of kids playing inside. Based on the bounce house’s size, there should be less than the amount the bounce house states in the safety guidelines. If you are unsure of the limit, request that your party leasing company advise you. Too many individuals inside can make it pop up, leading to somebody getting knocked over or, to a lesser degree, to flip over.
  4. Before entering, tell kids to remove their shoes, eyeglasses, and jewelry. Also, ensure they empty their pockets of sharp objects, as these items can hurt them or puncture a hole in the attraction.
  5. Establish guidelines for safe play. For example, teach kids not to roughhouse, fall, wrestle, or perform flips. Have them stay far from the entry or exit, along with the walls or sides of the bouncer.
  6. If the bounce house starts to lose air or is too windy, have children carefully exit the bouncer. A sign’s too windy (over 15 mph) if the wind picks up dust and paper or small branches begin to move. If that is the situation, stop the play quickly and have all the kids depart the bouncer.

New Things to Learn About Bounce Houses

  • If you’re employing a business to set up a bounce house, ensure the company is insured. Trained staff members need to set up the jumping bouncer and supervise children. Tell parents not to argue with staff if they ask their kids to exit because they’re not following the rules.

  • Remember, there aren’t any federal laws for bounce houses. So even when an insured firm has installed and is supervising an inflatable castle, parents must ensure it’s installed correctly and safely.

Outdoor Bounce House Rental Installation

Bounce house

  • Never put inflatables around tree branches, power lines, or sharp fences. It usually needs open space around the sides of the bounce house.

  • If you install the bounce house on a hard surface, put a soft tarp under it and around the entrance or exit of the inflatable castle.

  • Ensure the bounce house is anchored with long metal stakes driven into the floor.

Indoor Bounce House Setup

Inside setup bounce house

  • Set the bounce house away from all walls. There needs to be an open area around the bounce house’s sides.
  • Make sure you have enough clearing room, for example, roof space.
  • If you install your indoor inflatable castle on a hard floor, put a plastic tarp on it to keep it from scratching or getting punctured.