Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Recently in New York there was a incident involving a bounce house that injured 3 children. This has brought up questions and concerns to many parents about the how safe a bounce house truly is. You can look up on YouTube and see many inflatables being blown away. Many are staked down appropriately, but the 2 key factors are a good rental company and adult supervision. First, in New York the inflatable that was blown away was a toy inflatable that one could get from a large super-center or big box store. It was blown away most likely because it was not adequately staked down and put up in unsafe weather conditions. The stakes provided in the store bought inflatables are no better than small tent stakes. We at Dreamland Bouncers always put safety first. We have some the best and safest equipment manufactured. We have commercial grade equipment with reinforced anchor points, made by the best manufacturers that take safety as serious as we do. We watch weather conditions and get the most up to date weather conditions possible. We always use 18" stakes to secure our bouncers and waterslides and we also use extra stakes on windy conditions to ensure it stays on the ground. We go over the rules and let parents know what signs to look for so they know that the weather has become too unsafe to use. If the weather does turn bad, we go over the steps to ensure the kids stay safe and the inflatable gets deflated quickly so it would stay on the ground. Having your own small bouncer is an easy way to entertain the kids but there is a lot more to it than just putting it up and walking away. When you want an inflatable up at your next party, make sure you get a good quality product from a good reputable company. The good rental company can make all the difference in the world.