Monday, June 15, 2009

A Mini Guide on the Folding Trampoline

A folding trampoline is a great way to give your kids all the fun of bouncing up and down for hours at a time, yet still be able to tuck it away in a small space for storage, or when not in use. The way it works is that the four legs will tuck up and under the actual trampoline, and then it is only a few inches thick. You can store it standing on its side in your garage, or if small enough it may even fit in a closet.

The folding trampoline is an alternative to gargantuan counterparts which can take up in some cases the entire space of your lawn. Those kinds tend to get weather-beaten and are not necessarily so attractive to passersby. They are also less safe, merely because of their height off the ground and the extra bounce power that comes from the wider area they have.

No trampoline should be used by kids younger than three. They just don't have the coordination and self-protective bones to take a hard fall at that age. But as soon as they are old enough, a folding trampoline may strike the perfect balance between safety and comfort on the one hand, and keeping your yard from looking over-ridden by kids' toys on the other. Plus, it'll get them out of your hair for hours at a time.

Lastly, I would recommend testing out the trampoline before purchasing, as they are not all made with the same quality and stability. You should also inquire into whether the feet of the toy will scar up floors if used inside.

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