It is a common misconception that the only people who use a bounce house are young children. In reality, you never know who is going to be using your bounce house, or what age the user is going to be. Because of this it’s important to know what you can allow on the bounce house, and what should stay off. When you order your house, the bounce house manufacturer will likely note a few things that should never be on the inflatable, such as sneakers, but there are many things that you should ensure do not go on your jump house.
Firstly, and most importantly, you should always make sure that no sharp objects are ever in your jump house. What type of sharp objects would people want to bring in the apparatus? You’d be surprised! While some of the sharp objects adults and children try to bring on the house are easy to spot, you have no idea how many children try to climb into one while carrying a sharp stick, others are more difficult, such as pins.
A commonly asked question is whether or not it is okay for people to wear hats in a jump house. The bounce house manufacturer tends to avoid answering this question, but it’s really up to you, the owner. There are many types of hats that are completely safe to have on a bounce house, such as soft knit caps or bandannas, but you may want to have people avoid bringing their baseball caps in the house. While the rim is generally not stiff enough to harm anyone, it’s easy for a hat to fly off while fun is being had and that can cause a potential slipping problem.
Finally, make sure you are always aware of what type of jewelry is going on the bounce house. Some jewelry may be completely safe, like friendship bracelets, but other types can be potentially hazardous to either your customer or your inflatable, like dangling earrings. It is a good idea to make it a rule that all jewelry should be taken off before anyone enters the bounce house. You should also put this type of information in your contract, to protect yourself from having to purchase a new unit from the bounce house manufacturer and to protect yourself from customer injury as well.