“ Brand: ELC / Type: Bouncers „
I spotted a friend selling one of these on a online selling page so I brought it from her for my daughter who totally loves to bounce. I had kind of hoped that having her own trampoline then she'd stop using my bed as one but it still gets used to bounce on along with the trampoline. Obviously I don't mean the trampoline on the bed lol.
These trampolines are from the Early learning centre. I can't see this exact one on there but similar ones are priced £35-£45. This to me seems quite a lot when you can get the big garden ones for less then £100 these days.
This trampoline I'd say is suitable for 1-3 years old. My older son sometimes has a bounce on it but I'm sure he's going to go straight through it one day. Also he is taller and heavier and it does start to tip if he leans too much forward.
As the picture shows it has a pretty trim around it which is mainly for decor purposes. It has velcro fastening on it so can be taken off for cleaning if needed. It has a waterproof type material which would mean it would be safe left outside in the rain a couple times but wouldn't recommend leaving it outside long as I'm sure it would start to rust.
Each of the four legs have chunky rubber stoppers on them. The handle is covered with a rubber non slip grip handle. Also this would protect their head slightly if to bang it rather then straight onto the metal part.
The actual bouncy part is a fine mesh and holds my daughter fine and she happily bounces on it. I personally think she still prefers the bed though as on the trampoline you have to stay in one place on it. The outer part of the mesh which you can see in the picture which is green has a little bit of padding in it.
This has made home in my daughters bedroom and I tend to keep it against the wall so she is bouncing facing the wall, so if she did tip forward it she isn't going to fall anywhere neither is she.
In my opinion this is a good buy for me at £3 but for £45 I'm not so sure.
I always shop in Elc for my daughters toys. I find them good value for money although I know people who don't agree. I think they do always put childrens safety first which is ovviously a mothers number one priority.
My daughter received this trampoline last christmas after me asking her uncles to buy it for her. I chose this one out a) because it was from Elc and b) because it was the only one I had seen that had the padding around the edges. As it was christmas it was hard to find in the shops. They didnt have it out at all but I had seen it advertised online and hoped i would get it. I do begrudge paying £4.95 delivery with ELC.co.uk. I think this is a huge amount of money so prefer to shop instore (but we will leave that for another review). I asked the lady in ELc if she had any and to my surprise she said she had laods out the back but they just didnt keep them on the shop floor because of the time of year.
I expected to pay £25.00 for this trampoline which is what I had seen it for online but when it went through the till it came up as £20.00 and I also had a 20% off birthday voucher which meant i got it for £16.00 which I thought was a bargain (even though it wasnt from me). Most toddler trampolines I had seen had been priced way over this even for a very standard one from a supermarket.
The trampoline matches the blossom farm range at ELC. I think this is quite babyish and now she is two I think she would probably prefer something a bit more pink and grown up but at the time I brought it, it was more than fine!
The trampoline has 4 metal legs and a metal padded handle bar at the front which forms the structure of the trampoline. It then has the elasticated netting which is attached to the metal frame at various points and a padded cover to prevent any accidents on the metal frame. There is very little metal actually showing therefore forming a very soft landing should your little one fall. it is fairly small in size about 1m x 1m so is fairly easy to store in a nook or cranny. The metal legs are had rubber soles to them which grips the floor but these come loose very easily and we have actually lost 2 of ours making the trapoline uneven and unsteady.
The trampoline from what I can gather after the christmas day arguments was very very difficult to put together. Unfortunately the elastic actually isnt very elasticated and therefore makes it very hard to stretch in order to put it all together. It actually took about 2 hours to put together on christmas day in which time my little one got very impatient. I recommend putting this together before giving it as a present.
I am not entirely sure why they make the elasticated netting so tight and 'un'elasticated. It is almost not elasticated at all and there are no springs to make the trampline bouncier. Whilst I understand this is for children (age 1-3) my daughter hardly bounces on it at all and therefore became quickly bored of it and it has been sitting in the garden ever since. As far as I can tell (obviously I have not tried it out myself) the elastic doesn't have much stretch and it is actually more like bounching on an extremely tight netting making very hard work for the bouncer to actually get any sort of height over about 2cm. I was very disappointed with this and actually thought it made a poor tramploline. My daughter finds bouncing on the bed much more exciting and energy worthy.
As you can probably tell from the review this is one ELC product that we as a family did not enjoy. We didnt get much fun out of it and my daughter at 2 has more than outgrown it. We certainly didn't get our moneys worth out of it which is a shame as it was a present but it was just far too boring for my active daughter. I am not asking for my daughter to be catapolted up to the sky (although sometimes that would be nice) but she can't even bounce on this and it is supposed to be a trampoline. Great price but worth paying a bit more for a trampoline that actually does what it is meant to.
Everyone was asking me what they could buy my daughter for her first birthday and i was struggling to think of things!! A month or two before, someone had bought a toddler trampoline for my friends daughters first birthday so i thought that would be a good idea. However they were quite expensive at around £35 so this put me off suggesting this. I was out shopping in the run up to Christmas and saw Woolworths were having a huge sale as they were closing down. Looking around the toy section i saw this trampoline for, wait for it.....£10!! Bargain!! I picked it up like a shot.
The Blossom Farm trampoline is a bright yellow trampoline with little animals on the fabric on the side which covers the legs. ELC say that its suitable for children aged 12 months plus which is great as the child is usually quite confident in pulling themselves up by this age, and sometimes walking.
I decided to put it together the night before her birthday so that it would be immediately ready for my daughter to play on when she got up. Boy am i glad i decided that!!! It wasn't easy to put together at all, and took two of us roughly half an hour! I would recommend there be two people when putting it together, and also that one of them is quite strong!!!
The trampoline has a great non-slip padded handle which is much better than another that i had seen that just had foam covering it and i wouldn't imagine that would last long with toddlers about!! The base of the trampoline is quite spacious but definately suits smaller children - of course i know this is for small children, but my daughter is extremely tall for her age so will grow out of it much quicker than most. It is a very light trampoline, so is easily moved around and can be taken outside when its nice which i think is great, as some of them are quite heavy and bulky.
This has been a great buy and i would totally recommend it to everyone, my daughter has had hours and hours of enjoyment out of it and its still in great condition which shows how hard wearing it is and fantastic quality like most things i have found at ELC. Its great fun, keeps the children fit and helps physical development, what more could you ask for in a toy?
We were looking for a trampoline for my daughter for ages before we came across this one and found it for an absolute bargain.
Our daughter has always loved bouncing up and down and we were devastated when she no longer fitted into her rainforest jumperoo. She managed to climb onto our sofa one day and discovered the bouncing fun she could have there so off to the shops we went!
The baby active trampoline is perfect for her as it has a non-slip rubber padded handlebar (a lot better than most of them which seem to use foam that a baby can easily bite through). The base is nice and wide too so my daughter can walk about on it rather than taking a step back and falling off. Around the outside of the trampoline is also padded to protect those little ones from the metal bars if they fall over or simply to climb on and off. I should point out that most of the handlebars have been left exposed which does seem a touch odd considering they've gone to all this extra effort with the rest of it.
A major problem for us with the trampoline was the assembly. It took my partner half an hour to put it up (he's a mr know it all and usually puts things up in seconds) and he then had to stand on it to bend the metal as one of the legs was a couple of inches shorter than the other 3! Had he not bent the metal, the trampoline wouldn't have been usable. I find this a bit off considering it's sold in ELC and has a good manufacturer and retailer.
I was very surprised by the weight of the trampoline as it can be lifted and moved about with only one hand. This is especially useful as the trampoline can be used indoors and outdoors so it can easily be transferred without much fuss.
A couple of the basics you usually want to know - it currently sells for £35 in the ELC but we were lucky and picked in up in one of the Woolworths that were closing. How much did we pay? £12! This was an absolute bargain and I'm so glad we managed to buy it at that, as i think £35 is a lot of money considering your child grows quite quickly and it will probably only last a year, maximum.
The maximum weight is 20kg and i doubt any baby will reach this limit before they have outgrown it. My nephew and niece have both had a go on it (5,2) and it's still standing strong. It's very sturdy and is fantastic exercise for my little girl. It says ideal for a child between the ages of 1-3 so i'm hoping it might last until my daughter is 3, but i really can't see it.
The good things? It's great for their physical development as they have to use different muscles to jump up and down and climb on and off. It makes my daughter happy and she's laughed on this more than any other toy. We've also used it for a couple of other different things too... my partner puts some of her toy food on it and bounces it around the trampoline from underneath as my daughter tries to catch it, it's great fun for her and something different from what she's previously been used to.
Bad things? Well apart from the assembly, we haven't found any. The only thing i could mention is that she won't come off when it's time for bed as she just wants to keep bouncing!
You should definitely get one of these for your baby as they are fantastic. They might be a little bit pricey but i'd pay that to keep my little girl fit and to have her giggling all day long. The only reason it loses a star is because of the assembly. Everything else has been fantastic.
Suitable for ages 12 months - 3 years. With a wide base for extra stability and non-slip handlebar grip, your young child will have fun being active developing coordination skills.