Planning a child’s birthday party is fun and exciting, and parents usually go overboard to make sure it’s as enjoyable as can be. After all, your child only turns an age once, so you want to make sure it’s the most memorable birthday party so far. However, as with any event, there are safety aspects to consider, especially when it comes to hiring equipment.

In this particular case, we’re looking at a few safety tips to consider when choosing to have jumping castles at your child’s next birthday party:

  • Follow the age appropriate rules

Certain jumping castles have age appropriate rules which you must stick to for specific reasons. Never allow older children to enjoy the same jumping castle as the youngsters as it may result in injuries. Apart from certain age rules, jumping castles also have weight limits which you must adhere to in order to ensure the safety of those involved.

  • Have a supervisor close-by

Accidents can happen when you least expect it. So always ensure you have someone on duty to watch the children at all times; if not to prevent injuries, than to be there to help if they do happen.

  • Stick to the specified capacity

Certain jumping castles have a capacity limit, meaning only a certain number of children are allowed at any given point in time. Too many children can lead to accidents and possible malfunctioning of the jumping castle.

  • Leave objects at the entrance

Objects include:

  1. Food
  2. Drinks
  3. Shoes
  4. Toys
  5. Belts
  6. Jewellery
  7. Glasses

as these may put other children in danger. Ensure the children are aware of these safety rules and leave a basket by the entrance to avoid any of the above-mentioned objects to enter the jumping castle.

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  • Keep the motor hidden

It’s extremely important to keep the jumping castle’s motor hidden and covered to prevent curious children from inspecting it. It can cause unnecessary injury and put a damper on the party, which is the last thing you want.

  • Abandon ship in case of rain or lightning

This is applicable not only to save the motor from being damaged by the lightning but to keep the children safe, it’s important to abandon the jumping castle and switch the motor off the minute you feel a rain drop or two. Rather be safe than sorry!

To find jumping castles for hire and other entertainment ideas to incorporate into your child’s next birthday party, have a look at our kid’s party business directory.