Some Kids Bounce Straight To The Emergency Room

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from National Public Radio

“…The wildly popular mosh pits for the school-age set have become a common source of injuries that send kids to the hospital…”

See full article on National Public Radio


Over the 15 year period ending in 2010, 15 times more children have been injured in inflatable moonwalk or bounce houses. These popular birthday party rentals are of course a bit safer than the typical backyard trampoline – but not much safer. The increase in the number of injuries could of course be attributed to the increasing popularity of these bounce houses, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be concerned. More attention needs to be paid to better and safer designs for the houses.

Dr. Rodney Chowning, General Dentistry, Denton, TX