Product Type: Little Tikes Outdoor Toy
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Little Tikes Large Slide
Member Name: Whizz11
Little Tikes Large Slide
Advantages: Sturdy, stores well, fun
A slide is a great addition to a little persons garden and my little girl loves hers. We don't really have room for a swing in our garden so we compromised and bought her a slide instead. This was her favourite thing to do at the local playground and she would literally spend hours going up and down the slide if we let her so we knew she would love it and its fun to have one that she can play with whenever she wants.
This slide is from Little Tikes and I've been very impressed with the quality of it so far. The slide is for kids aged 3 plus but I think it depends on how well you think your little one would cope with it. Its quite high as baby slides go, about five foot so if you have a child who is scared of heights I would suggest waiting until they are at least about three but at 2 and a half and as my little girl loves slides and seems to have no fear we thought it would be fine for her and it is.
The slide is made of a thick tough plastic and I find it very sturdy and feel fine with letting my little one climb up and down it. Obviously I've shown her the proper way to use it and I don't let her stand when she gets to the top, nor do I let her climb back up the slide, she must always use the steps but as far as this goes I don't worry about it tipping over or being a problem for her. There are 4 fairly thick and wide steps to climb up and you can hold onto the side of the steps to help you get up so its quite safe in that respect. Then when you actually go down the slide it has quite high sides. Obviously she could still fall over the side but when she puts her bum down there is no fear of her falling out if she just over to the side a bit which is nice and comforting to know. The only thing I don't like is once she gets to the end there is a bit of a drop between the end of the slide and the ground so you get that bit of a bump when you get to the end but after initially not liking this bit my little girl now finds this quite fun and after all, a bump at the end of the slide is something you expect anyway. The slide is nice and smooth so my little girls slides down easily but its not too slick that you go way too fast.
This slide was easy to assemble when we got it and although we leave it put together and store it in our garage you can take it apart to store it fairly easily if you wish. The slide clips into the top of the stairs on either side. There is also a support bar that goes from the steps to the slide portion and that is it, simple yet sturdy and effective. I suppose as this is made of plastic you could leave it out in the garden even if it does rain but like I've said above we like to store it in the garage after use. Its fairly easy to lift although a bit awkward when its up to manoeuvre with just one person.
We got our slide in green and yellow, green steps and a nice bright yellow slide portion. It cost in the £40-50 region if I remember rightly and is a fun addition to our garden.
Summary: Little Tikes Large slide