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Trampolines are too dangerous for kids, pediatrics warn


The American Academy of Pediatrics is re-affirming its stance that kids should avoid backyard trampolines, citing nearly 100,000 injuries in 2009.

According to the AAP, the most at risk are kids under the age of 5.

Nearly half of injuries in this age group result in broken bones or dislocations.

But even with those statistics, one Quincy mom said it came down to outweighing the good over the bad, and for her family, a trampoline was a good investment.

"I do know parents that don't allow their kids to jump on the trampoline and I respect that, that's fine and they don't jump. But, I just think if we all take turns and everybody's supervised really everybody enjoys it so much. We've really had fun with it," said Ellen McIntyre.

While some families use safety nets, the AAP says the safety nets don't make much of a difference but you are still encouraged to buy them if you have young kids.

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