Little Boy Got These Strange Sores After Going In A Bouncy Castle. What The Doctors Tell Mom? Scary!
Every child is being pulled towards a bouncy house, which is so beguiling to them and they instinctively run toward it. It is only natural, because these giant hot-air balloon castles represent endless fun and are very appealing to children just like a triple-scoop ice cream cone is.
They can stay in these castles for hour, bouncing around and playing surrounded by all those colors. Parents are not opposed to them as well, since they keep their children busy at a single place and make them tired. Some think that these castles are safe and secure, but this is not true.
Even though they think that their children cannot get hurt there, because there are cushion-like buildings. There are some dangers lurking in the walls of these castles which adults should be aware of.
Brenda Sanderson is a parent that can confirm this. Unfortunately, she has discovered that the hard way. Her two sons were at a graduation party and were playing in the bouncy castle, while she was chatting with her friends and family. The kids were jumping in the castle that had been rented for the occasion, they were also sliding, wrestling, everything boys their age do.
Two days later, Brenda noticed some weird marks on the arm of her 10 year old son. When asked, the boy told his mother that he thinks that he got these marks from the bouncy castle and that he thinks that the plastic somehow has burnt him. After these marks spread to his tummy as well, Brenda knew it was the time to head to the hospital right away.
At the beginning doctors couldn’t even establish diagnose, but after Brenda had mentioned that the boy had been in a bouncy castle, they had it. The only thing doctors knew until then is that this was a case of staphylococcus infection.
The sores were probably caused by bacteria that had been stuck to the plastic of the bouncy castle, in the way that bacteria was stuck to wrestling mats.
They are a perfect breeding ground for them because they are almost never washed and are dirty and contaminated.
When you add the fact that many people use them, step on them, enter bacteria, germs, dirt etc, the result is – a perfect environment for contracting a staphylococcus infection.
There is a news program that reports a conversation with a safety official, who says that the state regulations actually require maintenance of the bounce castles by their owners in accordance with manufacturer requirements. It is recommended that the bouncy castles need to be vacuumed and wiped with a mild cleaner after every use.
But, to be honest, we can never know for sure whether the bouncy castle our kids play in has been regularly cleaned, if ever. We can only be sure if we have seen that by ourselves or if we have done it by ourselves.
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