Product Type: ELC baby products
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A Small Trampoline That Provides Lots of Fun
ELC My First Trampoline
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ELC My First Trampoline
Advantages: Only a small distance off the ground, inexpensive, sturdy
Disadvantages: Can be tricky to assemble
Children love bouncing around on trampolines, but the problem for parents and care givers is the worry that they may fall and sustain some king of injury. This model is fantastic in many respects, but one of the main ones being the height from which the trampoline is raised. This relatively small distance provides a compromise in that young children can enjoy bouncing, and carers can be safe in the knowledge that their child has only a small distance to fall should they take a tumble.
This is a remarkably strong and durable trampoline for £20. Perhaps one of the reasons for the low cost however, is the fact that the trampoline is self-assembly. I loathe such bits of kit, and would like to say that I was pleasantly surprised by how easy the product was to assemble, but sadly I cannot. The problem for me is the myriad of different sized screws and bolts. The fact that the kit contains spares does not help either, as to me it seems there are just more components with which to confuse you. The instructions come with pictures to assist you in the assembly process, but they are not always as helpful as they could be. I had to build the trampoline in two sessions, as I'm afraid to say I got somewhat frustrated with it, and am not a dab hand with a screwdriver on my best day. If you have a knack with these kits you will probably not be daunted by the assembly process, but if you struggle with it as I do, you may benefit from asking (or paying) someone to do it for you.
The trampoline is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It is so compact that it takes up only a small amount of space in my living room, although I prefer to store it in the garage where I will be less likely to trip over it. If you do use it outside the plastic poles and base can be easily cleansed of dirt or spills. The handle of the trampoline is thick enough for little hands to grasp securely, while being at a suitable height for the age it is aimed at (1 - 3 years). However, the bar is solid so children should still be supervised when using the trampoline. The soft exterior of the base is padded, however, so poses little threat if the child sustains a fall.
The design of the trampoline is such that it can be used by either boys or girls. However, as it is predominantly baby blue, it would perhaps appeal more to those caring for boys. The pale yellow border does appear very fetching against the blue, however. This is a great trampoline that is sturdy enough to allow a child to enjoy bouncing on it, yet light enough to be easily transported indoors and outdoors. The only drawback on the adult's side is assembly of the trampoline, but once you have achieved this children will get a lot of enjoyment out of it.
Summary: A great first trampoline
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