Product Type: Argos Outdoor Toy
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Argos Kid Active Junior Trampoline
Member Name: kimbles245
Argos Kid Active Junior Trampoline
Advantages: Side skirt for extra safety, strong steel, quite big, hours of fun for Children
Disadvantages: None I can think of.
About a month before Christmas Scarlet baby decided to use my Sofa and her Bed as a Trampoline. She would bounce so hard on them I really thought they were going to break. My sofa is only a year old so I wanted to stop her bouncing as soon as possible. I have never had a new Sofa before so I was determined it will be looked after. So when my Sister asked what to get Scarlet for Christmas I thought a Trampoline would be great. I didn't want a one of the massive ones with the net around for her but a little one with a handle.
So my Sister picked up the Kids Active Pink Junior Trampoline from Argos. We have used Argos before for some of her toys and the Kids Active are actually pretty good. We have the ball pit from this range and it has been through a lot with her. She has jumped on it, fallen asleep in it, been sick over it and generally rolling around in it and it is still a very sturdy strong Ball Pit. So I knew the Trampoline would be hard wearing.
Argos advise the Trampoline is 86cms in height, 89cms in width and 89cms in depth, I do find it is quite a big item and does take up a lot of room in the house. I am glad that it is for indoor and outdoor use so I will be able to put it in the garden with her House in the summer. The metal of the Trampoline is made from a string steel frame which is then coated in the pink protective finish and I must say that it is very study. My friends little boy has been on it and he is 7 and quite heavy but it with stood his huge bounces on it without flinching, I was quite impressed.
The handle on the front of the item has protective padding on it which I have felt and squeezed and I must say that if she was to catch her head on it that it would not cause serious damage. Around the edge of the Trampoline is a skirt which is also padded so if she does bounce off then she will not get caught between the bars and the bouncy part. Argos advice that the Trampoline is for ages 2 years to 8 years but Scarlet is 20 months old and she seems to be ok bouncing around. She has bounced off once but we had no broken bones and she just laughed, got back on and continued bouncing.
The item does come flat packed but all the tools are in the pack ready for you to put it together. My Sister and her Partner put it together so unfortunately I cannot comment on how hard or easy this was but I know they took about half an hour to put it up. Also there was a lot of sweating going on but with my Sister helping I would have been sweating as well, she is the most dizziest person I have met and can spend 20 minutes putting the item up wrong before realising.
Once up however, Scarlet was straight on it and spent the next half an hour jumping around. She knows already that she has to hold the handle and keep holding on whilst bouncing. This was after she tried a few times to bounce without holding on to the handle. I supervise her whilst on the Trampoline as I want to ensure that she is completely safe and she really is. I have read some really bad reviews on this on the Argos website after Scarlet had the item but I really disagree with them as I find this item really good for her. Plus it really does tire her out after an hours bouncing session.
My Sister paid £34.99 for this item and it is definitely worth it as it will be used for years to come.
Summary: My sofa has a saviour!