Product Type: ELC baby products
Newest Review: ... into the booty of my car and came in the door of the house to be instantly bounced upon by my grandson Oscar who is now fourteen months ol... more
Bouncy fun all year round
ELC My First Trampoline
Member Name: lindseyphilpot
ELC My First Trampoline
Advantages: Excellent value for money, great size
Disadvantages: Sometimes unsteady
My daughter is suddenly a little firework. So much energy for a 1 year old. Never wants to sleep, just wants to play. I knew a trampoline would be a big hit as she had played with them at activity centres and also I had one as a child and loved it. The question was where was we going to put it? We only live in a 2 bedroom flat and we are already drowning in her toys. This would definately have to wAit until the summer when it could go in the garden!
So.....when my brother in law roughy this for my daughter for Christmas to say I was a little flummoxed as to where to put it would be N understatement. To start with it was built on Christmas day as They just couldn't wait to see her on it and amongst all the toys and wrapping papaer this didn't go down too well with myself.
However all this aside my daughter was hysterical win excitment when it was finally put up. As far as I could tell it was not an easy task puttig it all togther as there were raised voices and I think nerves were frayed. All worth it though to see her little face when she realised just what it was.
Since this day she has used the trampoline every day and for this reason I have found a little corner in my front room for it as she loves it so much! It is small for a trampoline and so I don't mind too much!
The trampoline is about 1 meter by 1 meter diameter and has a handle in which your child van hold onto whilst they. Ounce. It is vibrant summery colours and has pictures of animals around the bottom which is padded for safety.
The actual bouncy bit of the trampoline is sprung with elastic rather than metal springs which makes me think that not too
much weight should be put on this which is probably why it says for up to 3 years old.
I have had a few minor pro lens with the trampoline as I feel there is a design fault on the legs. You are supplied with rubber stoppers to go on the bottom of each of the 4 legs making it secure when bounching as itgrips any sort of floor. Unfortunately after a little bouncing these stoppers move a little bit and cause the trampoline to rock as it makes the legs different lengths. I don't know if I have explained that very well but basically it has caused my daughter some uncertainty about it tipping when she first gets on.
The trampoline is quite low off the floor making it easy for my daughter to get on and off of it on her own. She has recently got a little brave and let go of the handle a few times whilst bouncing and it being so low off the floor makes me feel better about this incase she falls!
I do feel that the trampoline is not very bouncy and whilst this is fine for her now i think in the future she will be bored of this and I dontthink it will last her until she is three as it says on the box.
You cab buy this trampoline in the early learning only and of course mothercare stores that have an elc department. It comes in a compact box with 'easy' to follow instructions. It took about an hour in total to construct. And two big strong men were needed to do so.
It retails at £35 but when my brother in law got to the till for some reason it came up as £25. I dot know if this is because it is a summer toy as he said he had to ask if they had one. There were none on the shop floor and the sales assistant said they were kept out the back. He also had a 20% off voucher making the trampoline £20 which in my eyes is an absolute bargain and I even thought £35 was cheap.
In all we are very happy with this trampoline. She has already had hour of fun on it and I know in the summer this will be a big hit in the garden. I do not worry about her safety on it one tiny bit and I am so grateful that my brother in law decided to get it even thigh I told him not to!
Summary: An excellent buy
- Red Kite Baby Rocco Hello Ernest
- Cosatto Hoop Bouncer
- Chicco I-Feel Bouncer
- Hauck Disney Bungee Deluxe Baby Rocker
- Lindam Jump About Door Bouncer
- Red Kite Baby Go Round Walkabout 2
- Red Kite Baby Go Round Walkers Entertainer
- My Child F1 walker
- Hauck Disney Winnie the Pooh Playcenter Baby Walker
- Chicco Mia Bouncer