Bounce House Safety
While everyone enjoys the fun that can be had with
the rental of a bounce house there are some inherent dangers that
you need to be aware of. Children sometimes can get a little
rambunctious and without thinking can do things that will cause harm
to themselves or others. This is a normal part of youth. As adults
we are very aware of the harm that can be done, this is why it is
important that the bounce house be supervised at all times while
children are playing in them.
Some important things to watch out for are to
never allow older kids to use the bounce house with toddlers. Mixing
age groups can be very dangerous, while a seven-year-old is normally
very active a toddler generally is still just get their balance and
is not quick to react to a dangerous situation. Accidents such as
broken arms can occur when an older child jumps and lands on another
child. The following chart is one we use to provide a little
guidance for grouping of children by age.
3-5 year olds
6–8 year olds
9–13 year olds
14–17 year olds
Number of children allowed
10 –12 children
Always remove shoes before entering a bounce
No sharp objects, this includes eyeglasses, belts, and jewelry.
No horses play on the unit.
No pets on or around the unit, they can cause expensive repairs.
No food or drinks inside the unit, this includes candy and water.
Do not allow guest to hang on the netting or climb on the netting.
Do not allow guest to climb on the outside of a unit.
There must always be an adult supervising the safe use of the
Units must always be properly anchored using
either stakes or sandbags. In some cases it is necessary to use a
combination of stakes and sandbags. Bounce Houses can be inflated on
concrete and other hard surfaces as long as the proper safety
precautions are take. When on a hard surface play pads should be use
at the entrance and exits to prevent a child from falling on the
hard surface. Generally this is done on a driveway, patio or parking
lot. The same precautions are used in a gymnasium or inside a
This information is provided as a guide for the
safe use of a Bounce House, and is by no means all-inclusive. Ask
your delivery driver for instructions or questions regarding your
particular setup. Busy Legs drivers are fully trained on the safe
placement and safe use of the bounce house units.