Let’s begin by pointing out the obvious – this is a one-person trampoline made for small children.
Unlike some other “children’s” trampolines (like the Sportspower My First Trampoline), this one does not have a high weight capacity and is not, by any means, made for adults. Its 100-pound maximum means that most grownups would actually risk injury if they were to use it. It is, however, perfect for small children who love to jump and bounce around indoors or outdoors.
Safe and Fun to Use
Skywalker chose to include a well-padded bar for children to hold on to as they bounce, in case they’re not yet able to jump without support. This means that even children with poor coordination can safely use the trampoline to build leg strength and, most importantly, have fun.
It doesn’t use typical metal springs like you’ll find in the others on this list. Instead, it uses a special elastic band system to create a gentle rebound effect, ideal for toddlers. Smaller bounces are safer and do not encourage children to try doing potentially dangerous maneuvers.
Jumping on it is still fun, though, offering a great way for kids to expend excess energy and alleviate hyperactivity. So, if you’d like your child to entertain herself for a while, just pull out this trampoline and let her bounce away in a safe place where you can keep an eye on her. Since the entire trampoline is only 40 to 60 inches wide and weighs hardly anything at all, you should be able to set it up wherever and whenever necessary.
Speaking of fun, Skywalker decided to increase the chance of creative play by adding lily pad graphics to the jumping surface. Your kids should have a blast pretending to be a frog jumping around in a pond.
Returning to the question of safety, we’d like to point out that the elastic band system is also much safer than springs when children are outside the trampoline. Some injuries occur when little fingers find their way in between the spirals of metal springs. This is one of the reasons that spring trampolines often include a soft padding over the top of the springs. Using the elastic system on this trampoline completely removes the risk of such tearful pinches.
- The jumping surface is specially designed to reduce the chance of slipping and increase safety.
- It uses elastic bands instead of springs for a gentler bounce and less risk of pinched fingers.
- Lily pad designs add some extra fun to the trampolining experience.
- A child can hold onto a padded bar while bouncing.
- Only one child can use this trampoline at a time.
- Its maximum weight capacity won't support an average adult.