NEWS
05/07/2018 11:00 BST | Updated 05/07/2018 11:30 BST

What Parents Need To Know About Child Safety On Jumping Castles And Inflatables

'No one wants to be a party pooper. But if you’re in doubt, go with your instinct. '

Parents who are worried about their child's safety when playing on inflatables or bouncy castles should trust their instincts, advises the United Kingdom's Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT).

Katrina Phillips, CAPT chief executive, explains: "It can be tricky to judge if it's a good idea for your child to go on an inflatable at public events. No one wants to be a party pooper. But if you're in doubt, go with your instinct. You can always distract them with an ice cream."

Inflatables are common at public events and birthday parties, so what do parents need to know to ensure their child is as safe as possible?

Wavebreakmedia via Getty Images
(Stock image)