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      04.09.2010 22:59
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      Excellent baby toy for toddlers

      I bought this on a whim for my daughter in Argos when she was about a year old. I wanted something she could get all her energy out on. She had just started walking and we didn't really have anything like this that she could let lose.


      She had always been excited to go on trampolines in out local play centre so I knew she would get a great kick out of it. I didn't want anything too big because I knew she would fall off and hurt herself but this is very low to the floor so there was no worries. It is also made for children from one to three years old so I was confident that it would be suited to her own abilities.


      It comes flat packed typically of argos but the instructions aren't too bad to figure out. It took about 40 minutes to figure it out and i am not handy man!


      It consists of a pink mesh surrounding the steel frame and it is well padded for safety. There is also a handle made of rubber for your child to hold while jumping for joy.


      I would like it more if it was possible to fold away and store it but unfortunately this is not possible. It won't take up too much room though as it is only about 25 inches wide. 


      My daughter loves this and at two years old she has gotten a lot of fun from it.  

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      12.08.2010 16:04
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      My husband and I purchased this for my brother in law's little girl for her brithday at the beginning of the year. It cost £22.99 in the Argos sale. We wanted to get her something nice, girly and a little bit different to the standard dolls she seemed to be inundated with.

      The trampoline is a mini trampoline and is suitable for babies, starting from ages 1 and going all the way up to 3 year olds. It isn't a huge trampoline. In fact the box was quite small and when it was out and put together it measured around 25 inches in width and was less than 10 inches off of the ground so although it is still possible for a child to fall off, it hopefully wouldn't be with much force though I do recommend full parental supervison and not leaving a child unattended using this item.

      It comes complete with an instruction booklet and the tools needed to build the trampoline. I watched my brother in law put it together as my niece wanted to use it right away and he had it all put together in about 15-20 minutes. It was fairly easy to do. You do need to put some strength into tightening it as the trampoline needs to be as tight as possible for 1) safety and 2) for your child to be able to bounce properly on it. Once it was put together, it was very sturdy and didn't wobble at all which I was pleased with. It also looked of very good quality. You have to make the frame up first and then the fabric slips over the frame.

      The trampoline is made of dark and light pink fabric which is padded in some areas. The netting for the bounce of the trampoline is light pink. The fabric is made and stitched very well. It has rubber feet which go on the legs to make it nice and sturdy when your child is bouncing on it. It has a soft rubber handle in the centre for your child to hold on to whilst bouncing which is also pink to match the rest of the trampoline.

      My niece enjoyed bouncing on this alot! It wasn't overly bouncy but she was pleased and spent much of the day on it! I do recommend this item. It is very well made and of a good quality.

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      27.07.2010 08:55
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      Would be nice if the bounce was a bit better

      I bought this for a friends little baby a few months ago for her first birthday. It cost £22.99 ( in the sale) and is from Argos.

      It is a mini trampoline designed for children aged 1 - 3 years and comes in a multitude of colours. I got the pink one but you can also choose them in blue, green, orange and yellow.

      It is quite small, the width of it is only 26 inches but it was the child safety that I looked at when buying it. It is only 10 inches off the ground so if she were to fall off she wouldn't hurt herself.

      The trampoline hs a metal frame which is guaranteed against rust. The frame has a soft rubber handle in the centre where the child holds on and also has rubber feet to prevent the trampoline slipping. The fabric slips over the frame and is secured with velcro at each of the legs. The netting is surrounded by padding in case the child bounces too far!

      The trampoline is a pale pink colour with the padded areas and the frame being a darker pink.

      Myself and my friend had to set it up as it is self assembly. There is an instruction leaflet and all the tools you will need. The trampoline works on friction so the frame must be tight and this requires a little strength but overall it was fairly easy. There is no wobble in the trampoline when it is set up and it is suprisingly sturdy.

      At the time the little girl had only just turned one so was more interested in climbing on and off the trampoline but now she is more confident on her feet she loves it.

      The trampoline has no springs so doesn't bounce brilliantly but for a 1 year old this is great. She loves jumping on it, it is much better than a bed!

      At the moment I can see her getting a lot of use out of it but I would imagine that by the time she is 2 or 3 the novelty would have worn off and she would want something that actually bounces properly.

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      07.07.2010 22:24
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      Recommended - but needs supervision.

      I purchased this for my 18 month old daughter direct from the Argos website for £26.99 - and it took 3 days to arrive.

      Like most Argos products, the trampoline comes flat-packed - but the accompany instructions are not the simplest instructions to follow. The construction itself is not exactly complicated, but it is a little fiddly in parts and so it really is beneficial to have two people constructing it if possible. There are also parts of the construction that need a little bit of brute force, but I was actually strong enough to carry out these parts. It took my partner and I about an hour to construct the trampoline - and then about another 20 minutes to figure out whether the screws we had left over were surplus to requirement or whether we'd messed up somewhere!!

      Once assembled, the trampoline looks great and is obviously very pink and girly. The diameter of the trampoline is about 65 cm - which is big enough for a 1 - 2 year old, but I think any older child would need a bigger surface area on which to bounce.

      The amount of bounce that the trampoline gives is appropriate for a little person. It does not allow them to bounce too high, but it gives her enough bounce to be excited by it. Most of the time she seems to think she's Tigger!

      There is a padding around the outside of the trampoline part which covers the metal frame. It feels like this padding would not be completely adequate to protect my daughter hurting herself should she fall, but it seems like it would be enough to absorb some of the impact should she fall. Luckily, she has never fallen and so my theory has never been put to the test!

      At one edge of the trampoline is a bar which is padded all the way around and which rises upwards from the base of the trampoline and slopes inwards. This functions as a bar for my daughter to hold onto in order to steady herself while standing or jumping on the trampoline. The grab bar is securely fitted and, despite much use, the grab bar has not loosened. The width of the handle and the height of the handle are appropriate for my 18 month old daughter, although it is not adjustable and so I'm not sure whether it will be appropriate in 12 months time or so! Having said that, my 2 year old son also likes to just the trampoline (he doesn't care that its pink!) and the height seems just fine for him too.

      One complaint I have, which is not a big complaint but nevertheless is something I've noticed, is that although the grab bar is padded, its not really padded enough to be an effective protection. My children have never fallen and banged their heads on the grab bar, but should they, the padding probably wouldn't do a lot to reduce the impact. Having said that, my daughter is always fully supervised when on it and so I would hope that any accidents would be prevented before they happened.

      The base of the trampoline consists of four metal legs, the bottom of which are covered in pink rubber shoes to prevent slipping. We've never properly tested out whether the rubber prevents the trampoline from sliding around because, for safety reasons, we only allow the trampoline to be used in a carpeted areas of our house. The legs are all even and they feel secure and provide a stable base for the trampoline. The legs make the trampoline sit about 1 foot off of the floor.

      Overall, the baby trampoline has kept my daughter for the past six months - and I believe its also helped her to improve her sense of balance and the strength in her legs and it's also a really good form of exercise. Maybe more importantly, she finds it a lot of fun - and a happy child means that mummy is being given a break!

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        06.07.2010 22:10
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        A lovely girly trampoline

        Argos Candy Floss Trampoline

        Bouncing Fun


        Last Christmas, Father Christmas was very pleased with my daughters good behaviour that he brought her this lovely pink 'Candy Floss' Trampoline from Argos as she had just turned one years old in the November and the trampoline was perfect for toddlers aged one plus. Unfortunately, Father Christmas does not bring the presents fully assembled, so mummy and daddy (well mainly daddy!) has to put it together as fast as we could whilst my daughter became so excited that she tried to bounce on the metal poles alone!


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        The trampoline comes within a bright pink box, rather attractive to the eye so it is perhaps a good thing that children don't see Argos products before we buy them (or Father Christmas does!) as the packaging would certainly catch the eye of many toddlers.

        As mentioned above, the trampoline comes flat packed with all the instructions (that are slightly Chinese!) and nuts and bolts. I left this part to my husband to do as I found it a little tricky to pull all the poles into place as it does require a little strength and I admit - I have none! It took my husband about half an hour give or take to put it together and at times, it was easier when I helped as holding a piece and trying to bolt it together without it springing apart was a little awkward though workable. I did read somewhere that it took someone over three hours to assemble it and I can quite see that happening to me if I was to do it alone, though in general I would say that it shouldn't take more than around 30 minutes to put up. That length of time was long enough for my daughter to wait! Once all the poles are assembled correctly, the material fits over the top very easily and velcroed around each leg. This Velcro is like any Velcro and does unstuck easily which is a problem when little hands find it though as of yet, no damage has been done and my daughter has not pulled off the whole material so all is good.

        Once up, the trampoline is really lovely to look at. To be honest, the colour is the one thing that caught my eye (or should I say Santa's eye) to begin with - perfect for any little girl. I should mention here that this same trampoline can also be found at Argos in green and blue colours so there is a colour for either sex of child. The front has a grab bar which is very secure and padded to help the child hold on without slipping. It is not soft, though, and my daughter has hit her chin a couple of times which has left a little red mark. The feet of the trampoline are gripped to prevent slipping on smooth floors. We have ours on carpet, though have also tried it on laminate floor and it is very good with the no slip factor. When on the trampoline properly, the metal base is then covered by a padded darker pink material to help prevent the child getting hurt. This is well padded and does do its job well though you can still feel the base through it though to be honest, I don't think there is really anything more they could do to make this more padded as they have done this well enough. The netting on the trampoline is also very secure and gives a very good bounce. My husband was worried when we first got this for our daughter though back then, she didn't bounce too high. Now, she bounces a lot on the trampoline and the main worry is that she may tip the trampoline over at the front. As of yet, this has not happened luckily though I have started putting cushions around the front when she uses it, just in case.

        After a year of usage, it still looks brand new. It is very durable and the material is an easy wipe clean material making it very easy to clean anything that may be spilt on there and with a toddler, that is certainly important!


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        As mentioned above, Father Christmas did buy this from his special elf run Argos a year ago and back then it cost £20.00 which I found to be the cheapest toddler sized trampoline around. It has gone up in price since then though, and is now at Argos for £29.99 which is a jump of £10 which is quite a bit. This particular trampoline as far as I can find, can not be brought anywhere else apart from Argos though in comparing price to similar toddler trampolines, it is the cheapest one. The same one though different colour from Argos is the same price. Of course, you may be lucky to find a bargain on Ebay at some point.


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        This trampoline is possibly one of the better buys I have spent money on since my daughter was born as she absolutely loves it. The only downside is that when my nephew who is also two comes around there is sometimes a few arguments though occasionally they have bounced on it together as it is quite roomy. It is also very durable and as I already mentioned, after a year of constant use, still looks brand new which is great. Of course, the price I paid a year ago is much better than the ten pound extra it is being sold for now, though even at the higher price, it is a toy that lasts a long time and provides endless fun so it is not money wasted. It is also one of the safer toddler trampolines I found and overall, I am really pleased with it, as is my daughter.

        Would I recommend this item? Certainly! It is something that is a must for bouncing toddlers!

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          17.06.2010 11:00
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          Having Fun Bouncing On The Trampoline!

          The playgroup I help out at twice a week has got 3 of these Candy Floss Baby Trampolines, as far as I know the only place you can buy them from is Argos and the price at the minute is £26.99.

          This is a special trampoline for babies aged 1 - 3 years, it's very small and looks exactly like the one in the photo Dooyoo have got up. Actually it's not EXACTLY the same because the colours are a lot brighter in real life and the lilac meshy stuff you can see round the legs is actually quite thick padding to stop little kids from hurting themselves.

          When we went to playgroup last week the owner told me they had got some money to replace some of the bigger toys there and asked me if I wanted to take a trampoline home for my sister and also some other bits and pieces because they was going to be thrown away in time for all the new stuff coming. I jumped at it and ended up picking so much stuff out for my sister that the owner had to give us a lift home with it all! lol

          This trampoline is a brill idea and even though my sister never bothered much with them at playgroup, she has done nothing but play with it since I brought it home. It's a bit smaller than an exercise trampoline and most of it has been covered in padding so there are no hard edges or anything for kids to hurt themselves on. Like anything if they fall hard enough then they will probably bang themselves but this trampoline is never going to let a child bounce THAT high so I shouldn't stress too much about it.

          My sister is nearly 3 so isn't going to get the use out of this trampoline for long, but my mate has got an 18 month old and I got one of the playgroup cast offs for her as well and her son LOVES it. He bounces a lot more on his trampoline than my sister does and gets a bit of a smoother bounce going as well because of him being lighter.

          The grip rail is covered in a soft foam to stop little children banging their faces while they're bouncing, it's just the right height for most small children I think but really the trampoline doesn't bounce all that high for kids to need to use the rail all that much.

          I definately recommend this trampoline if you've got a toddler, when this one was in the nursery it was kept in a big storage cupboard but as soon as I got it home I put it outside. It's been rained on, sat through a thunder storm the other day and also sat in the baking heat and no weather has affected it. It looked proper grubby after the storm because the rain had kicked a load of dirt all over it but it was easy to hose off and even the big mud splodges haven't stained the fabric at all.

          Like I said this trampoline was given to me but I have had a look on Argos and a few of the reviews are saying it was quite hard to put together. I don't know about that but looking at it I reckon it would be a bit fiddly because of getting the padding on tight and also getting the metal frame together.

          Recommended!!!

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          01.02.2010 23:48
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          Great fun and a great buy

          I bought my 16 month old daughter the candy floss trampoline about 2 weeks ago and so far its been great. It seems very sturdy and has already taken many hours of being bounced on. My daughter is in love with this toy and will not get off of it, its the first thing she plays on every morning and a few times she's actually fallen asleep on it at night !!!! Its definatly worth investing in one of these if you have an extreamly active little one like mine. The colour is great for little girls who love nothing other than bright pink. Its very bright, very pink and very eyecatching what more could you possibly want? The price is great considering how much use we've already had out of ours. You can get it for under 30 pounds at Argos which is where we got ours. Its a great height for my daughter and she has no problems climbing on and off. Its also easy to clean. The only real downside is that it was quite tricky to put together and i found it impossible to do on my own. But once we had it up it was great, an instant hit. I would definatly reccomend buying this, im really glad i got mine

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          21.08.2009 23:08
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          A good buy, reasonable price.

          I bought this for my Daughter on her 1st Birthday as she is always running and jumping around and a few weeks before her birthday had really enjoyed bouncing on her cousins bouncy castle ( she was an early walker).
          The pink trampoline was the only one in stock as the time which is fine for my little girl but I've since had a Son so not sure is he will be happy with a pink one!!
          This product costs around £20.00 and is worth the money as its very sturdy and hard wearing.
          The trampoline is easily put together if you follow all instructions carefully!
          I found this trampoline so useful as it helped to strengthen my Daughter's legs and is also good exercise for young children. Another benefit is that it completely wears your child out so you are guaranteed a good night;s sleep!
          This product is only suitable for children aged 12 months plus, which is understandable as it can be unsafe or a smaller child to jump as they may fall. Children need to supervised at all times when using this and i found it best to place a soft blanket next to it when in use in-case your child does fall.
          The trampoline does have a good strong handle for children to hold on to whilst jumping and climbing on and off.
          My Daughter really enjoyed this birthday present and I'm sure any energetic child would too.

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          11.08.2009 06:59
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          Good investment for young children and is hard wearing

          All children love to bounce and I have found my daughter loves it more than the other children.

          I bought this trampoline for my daughter from birthday money that she was given last year for her 1st birthday. The reason that I bought this one is because it was pink and she was a girl (in hope that she would act more like a girl I think).

          I had a few problems with building this because I didn't find the instructions in the box until I had built it. If I had read the instructions it would have gone together much easier because they were very easy to understand.

          The box consists of 4 u shaped legs 2 bars for the handles and a waterproof trampoline part that covers the legs at the bottom. There is 4 rubber pink feet to slip over the bottom bars once assembled to make sure that they are safe and secures it better to the floor. There are also rubber handles on the handle bars so that your child is able to get a good grip.

          All the parts were labled a b c etc and slip together easily which are then attached together with screws and safety bolts, there was a tool to ensure that these bolts were tight enough supplied in the box too. The pink trampoile part attaches so that the bottom bars are threaded through to ensure it is secure for your child to bounce on and then it covers the legs so they can not be seen with a water proof padded sheet.

          I found my daughter loved it eventhough it took her a long time to learn how to jump on it. I found she loved to sit and eat her dinner on it at first but my children have never been normal.

          I had bought this when I was living in a flat and will say that I found it very hard to store due to it not being very small, now that I have a house it is in the garden and it doesn't matter if it gets wet due to the waterproof covering and protective pink paint on the metal legs and handles.

          This cost me £25 from argos and found that it was good value for money it is a shame my daughter is too big for it now but I have just had another little girl so it will come in for her. It is a lovely bright colour and my daughter got alot of enjoyment out of it.

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            17.03.2009 13:30
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            An okay toddler trampoline.

            Let's face it babies, toddlers and children in general love to bounce. Whether it be on the sofa, bed, in a door bouncer or chair - anything with a spring can be bounced on!

            At 20 months my daughter was no different so I decided to get her a trampoline.

            I decided on a pink Candy Floss trampoline whilst flicking through the Argos book. The first thing that attracted me to it was the colour - I tend to go a bit overboard on pink where my daughter is concerned and also figured it would match most of her other big toys. I hadn't seen any other pink trampolines at the time. The second thing that sealed the deal was the price, it seemed like a bargain at £19.99 (they have now gone up to £24.49). Argos also sell the same trampoline but in more boyish colours (yellow, green, blue and orange), although still unisex and at the same price.

            I have not seen the Candy Floss trampoline being sold anywhere other than Argos. The trampoline is suitable for babies and toddlers 1+ years.

            The trampoline does not come assembled, it has to be set up at home. It comes in a pink and rather small but quite heavy box, which is recycable. It includes instructions, nuts and bolts but is quite a task to set up as it relys on friction and all the metal poles need to be pulled and secured really tightly to fit it all together. I spent about half an hour setting it up and needed a hand from my partner at one point. Whilst looking through the reviews of the Candy Floss trampoline on the Argos website I read that somebody took around 3 hours to set it up! I doubt it would take many people that long but it was quite awkward.

            The trampoline is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. I personally keep ours indoors as I don't fancy putting it in the garden because of fear it'll get rusty and dirty if it gets caught in the rain and such. The diameter of the trampoline is 26 inches and the height (from the top of the handle bar to the ground) is 25 inches. Therefore it is not huge but certainly big enough to struggle to find a space for it in a relatively small house!

            The trampoline is very lightweight and easy for adults to pick up and move around but is sturdy when the child is playing on it. It has a plastic surround around the bottom which covers up the metal legs to avoid accidents (it also makes it look better). The ends of the legs have rubber covers on to prevent it slipping on slippery flooring and around the edges of the trampoline are padded. There is a handle bar which is made of metal but in the middle of it (where the child holds on) is a rubber handle with letters embossed on it - I found this most helpful as most handles are covered by foam which usually just gets wrecked or bitten in five minutes. The height of the trampoline from the floor to where the child steps on is 9 inches. My daughter has never had any accidents on her trampoline - it seems very safe.

            When I gave the trampoline to her she was over the moon and started using it straight away. Infact she used it every day for about 2 or 3 weeks. Then suddenly she just stopped using it and 3 months on rarely uses it (and I think will continue to rarely use it). I think she got bored with it because of the lack of bounce the trampoline actually has in it. As I mentioned earlier the trampoline works by friction and doesn't actually have any springs in it so the child has to work quite hard to bounce. I found this the main disadvantage of the trampoline - I know it's made for babies but even a tiny amount of bounce would have been nice (it is meant to be a trampoline afterall!).

            I don't regret buying the Candy Floss trampoline, I just regret not buying it sooner. I believe if I brought it for my daughter when she turned one years old and was just learning to walk she would have enjoyed it a lot more and would have got a lot more use out of it. If you have a little girl that is approaching her first birthday I would recommend this product.

            I plan to get her a new trampoline at the end of the year and this time I'll be able to get a her a big girls trampoline with some bounce in it!

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            For ages 12 months and over