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I wanted some outdoor play equipment for my daughter to use in our garden and spent alot of time looking on the internet, reading reviews and looking fot the best deal.
I found this online at tesco and was reduced from about £140 to about £110 a bit more expensive than some other brands but i was assured little tikes would be good quality.
It is made of a very heavy duty plastic but is still quite light and easy to move about. It is very attractive looking and the coulours are nice and bright, When it arrived i had a go at putting it together myself but found some of the pieces needed more brute force than i could muster so had to wait for my partner to come home and he had to do it.
It was larger than i expected it to be, i brought it when my daughter was 1.5 years and she struggled to get up the steps at the back they are quite far apart, so we had to put her on it but she still really liked it. She is now 2 and has no problem climbing and going down the side herself. She spends alot of time in the garden on it or crawling through the holes in the side. Her teddys and dolls also get alot of enjoyment from the slide as they all have to have a go.
I think it will last her at least another year if not longer as when her cousins come round (3 and 4 years) they love playing on it too.
I would definatly recommend this product and if you can find it in the sale as i did even better.
We bought my daughter a Smoby small slide when she started to crawl at about 7 months. By the time she was 11 months she was able to climb up it and slide down it on her own so we decided to get her a bigger one. We had a look round and found this one second-hand for a reasonable price so bought it for her 1st birthday.
The Little Tikes Hide n Slide Climber is red, yellow and green in colour and has two steps to a platform which then has a bumpy slide leading down from it. Children are also able to crawl underneath the platforms and see over the top of the top platform.
When we collected this item, we had to attempt to dismantle it which is actually quite hard. It all slots together so is probably easier to put together to start with. Our daughter loved this slide. It's not intended for children under two but as our daughter was able to use this safely, I felt there was no reason for us to wait. Having researched prices for this, we found the cheapest was about £80. I feel that was quite steep for this item and would definitely not have wanted to pay that for this item. I paid about £30 for it and felt this was a better price to pay.
I have recently moved into a house so I now have a garden to amuze my children. I invested in this climber and slide for my younger child who is almost 2 because she loves the slides so much.
This came in a very large box and when we opened it all the pieces were heavy duty plastic that all slotted together easy. It came with very few screws to just ensure the stability of the climber for when the child is on it.
It contained one red slide, two large yellow side pannels, one red pannel that attached to a small green step pannel and one large green pannel for the platform at the top of the slide.
This slide stands about a meter tall with an extra height on the side pannels of 1/2 a meter. This is small enough for my daugher to climb onto and the slide is not that high for them to be able to go down alone.
This is a great size for first time slide users. This hasn't been that useful for me at the minuite due to my daughter has taken a liking to the bigger slide in the garden. It cost me £135 from littlewoods and up to yet it hasn't been of any use to us, I am hoping my new daughter will get some enjoyment out of it so that I haven't wasted money.
I wouldn't buy this again because it doesnt last children very long for the amount that it costs. I would say it is suitable for children between 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 so for a years use I wouldn't buy it, if you are having other children then it will be used and is worth the money.
I think this is a safe product for your children and is made of good quality but for how long it is to be used it is not of great value.
Outdoor play gym. Includes a wavy, gently sloped slide and a secret play area for hide and seek games and the wide platforms make it easier for young ones to climb.