My kids want a trampoline. Should I get one?
The short answer: no. “We strongly discourage the use of backyard trampolines,” says Darshan Patel, MD, Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. This stance stems from the number of children’s injuries from trampoline use seen by the hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department, which has included everything from minor contusions to major head trauma.