Mini Toddler Trampolines

Why Trampolines Are So Important To Your Child’s Health

Kids are adults with little bodies and all of the health benefits of trampolines that are available to adults apply to children as well. Just because these small ones sleep in little beds or toddler bunk beds does not mean that they don’t have to start looking after their health as adults do. In fact, the best time to start with preventing health problems is when a child is young.

Trampolines get the cardiovascular system working to improve circulation to all parts of the body. This means that important organs like the heart and the liver will continue to receive a healthy flow of blood. This can help prevent cardiovascular disease from occurring. Now of course, people don’t worry about this type of disease in a young child, but you are taking steps to prevent it in the future. In today’s society, this is an important step to take at their age.

Childhood obesity is on the rise in this country and children’s hearts are being overstrained. Children aren’t getting enough exercise and are eating too much junk food. By getting your child set up with a trampoline you are investing not only in a fun jumping time for your child, but a devotion to exercise that can last a lifetime.

Trampoline jumping also helps to drain the lymphatic system. Again, while this may not be a concern at such a young age, you will be helping to keep the lymph glands open and draining. This can help reduce the number of viruses your child will get since the trampoline exercise will be strengthening their immune system. Also, if your child happens to pick up an infection, he will be able to fight off easier.

If you have a child that suffers from occasional constipation, you may just find that getting them jumping on a trampoline relieves the problem for good. Jumping helps to stir up colon activity and keep the child regular. You may also see his appetite increase, and this will be your opportunity to introduce healthy food snacks.

All of the health benefits listed above apply to both adults and children. As we learn more about the toxins that our children are being exposed to, it is important to keep things moving and draining in the body. One of the best ways to get this done is to jump on a trampoline. When we do this, we know that when we put the little ones to bed at night in their toddler bunk beds, they will have had another day of protection against things they may have been exposed to during the day.

Trampoline Contest!

We are having a new contest! Two lucky winners will each receive one Jumping Junior Trampoline from Alex Toys!

Same rules apply as before:

Only one entry per method of entry will count. Previous entries from non winners will roll over to this contest!

Ways you can enter:

1. Follow us on twitter (@kiddietoys) and RT the following:
“I just entered to win a jumpin Jr Trampoline from @Kiddietoys! Details here http://miniurl.com/110775″

2. Comment on this page

3. Like the contest post on our wall

Open to the continental United States only (sorry Alaska and Hawaii!). Winners will be picked on July 1, 2011! Good Luck!

What Makes The Fold And Go Trampoline Stronger?

By Richard Allen

There are numerous, varied amounts of toddler trampolines on the market today. Multiple companies claim to have the best type of miniature jumper for young children to jump and bounce around on during playtime. However, beyond any corporate hyperbole or mistruth, there is one toddler trampoline that has a legitimate claim at being the best in its field: the Fold And Go Trampoline. Stronger than all the rest, the Fold And Go can handle more weight upon its frame than any other toddler trampoline can, and there are several reasons why…

The Fold And Go Trampoline’s main claim to the title of “best toddler trampoline” is its weight capacity. The Fold And Go can support 150 pounds, either stationary or bouncing up and down upon its frame. Compare this to almost every other toddler trampoline available for purchase online or in person: most toddler trampolines can only handle 77 pounds. The Fold And Go can handle older children, beyond preschool and kindergarten age, and has a greater chance at lasting longer, so your kids can use it throughout their childhood.

The main factor in the Fold And Go Trampoline’s strong frame is its six-leg design. The majority of toddler trampolines have only four legs for support on their frames, one in each corner. The Fold And Go, however, has a circular shape and a circular frame: the six legs are evenly spaced around the circle shape. The added amount of legs leads to a more evenly balanced design, and reduces any chance of breaking or falling apart to essentially zero.

Another feature of the Fold And Go trampoline that makes it stronger is the fact that the frame comes pre-assembled. There is no need to worry about properly threading the bungee cord through the holes in the bouncing mat, or lining up the frame before beginning: all you have to do is screw the legs of the Fold And Go onto the ready-made frame and bolt the handle onto the body, which is so simple and easy, anyone is capable of doing it. The factories work harder every day to provide a quality product to you and to families across the country. The frame you will receive in your shipment will be of a great quality that will eliminate any hassle you could possibly receive from a construction standpoint.

The Fold And Go trampoline is unlike any other toddler trampoline on the market. Actually, calling it a “toddler” trampoline is largely inaccurate: it’s more like a children’s, miniature, or small-scale trampoline, as children well past toddler age can safely use and enjoy the Fold And Go without fear of breaking it into pieces. Its powerful design and accessibility by all children make it a clear frontrunner when deciding which small-scale trampoline to buy for your children. More information on the Fold And Go Trampoline and other toddler trampolines can be found at our FAQ. Have fun, everyone!

Assembling Your Galt Folding Trampoline

Picture the situation: you’ve found the websites, you’ve done the research, and you’ve placed your order. At long last, after however many business days, your package is delivered: the Galt Folding Trampoline you’ve ordered for your toddler has finally arrived. However, as they wait in anticipation to be able to play with their new toy, you’ll have to assemble it for them. This is no problem at all: the Galt Folding Trampoline is a breeze to set up and construct; your child will be bouncing upon it in no time.

To begin construction, remove all the pieces from the box. The first step is to take the four pieces of the frame (the “L”-shaped pieces), place them into a square shape (the pieces should line up perfectly), and then use four of the screws that come with the shipment to screw them into position. After that, line up the bouncing mat, the part your toddler will be jumping up and down upon, inside of the now-complete framework. Take the long, elastic bungee cord from the box and loop it around the frame of the Galt Folding Trampoline, through the holes running around the edge of the bouncing mat. This will keep the bouncing mat in place while still allowing a child to bounce upon it; it provides stability as well as elasticity. A square-shaped cover for the trampoline is next; this will cover the entire frame and bungee cord to prevent a child accidentally injuring themselves on the metal frame and the hooks and springs holding the mat in place. Place the cover over the entire frame; it should stay on by itself once complete. Once the bungee cord has been threaded and the protective cover applied, it is safe to move the legs away from the frame: they will lock into position when complete. You will notice that the legs can be moved back into the frame of the trampoline for easier storage.

After the frame has been put together and the cover has been places over the finished frame, the next step is to attach the handle to the base of the trampoline. This is the easiest, final step to the construction: all you have to do is connect both pieces of the handle together and then place them over the two rods sticking out from the frame of the trampoline. There is a spring-loaded catch on the inside of the handle pieces. The handle will snap into position upon completion. With the handle attached, the assembly is complete. Your child may now jump upon the finished Galt Folding Trampoline to their heart’s content. Always remember to supervise your child’s use of the trampoline to prevent accidents.

A more detailed description of the construction process can be found in the manual you receive in the shipment. All Galt Folding Trampolines must be assembled by the buyer: there is no pre-assembled option for delivery. For more information on the Galt Folding Trampoline, visit our FAQ.

How To Assemble Your Little Jumpers Trampoline

By Richard Allen

Little Jumpers Trampolines are one of the best overall toddler trampolines available for purchase today. Young children love it and it provides a healthy dose of activity and leisure to all who use one. The Little Jumpers Trampoline is not only relatively easy to use and store, but is also a breeze to assemble. Your child will be able to use their Little Jumpers trampoline in the blink of an eye!

To start the construction of your Little Jumpers trampoline, open the packaging and remove all pieces from the box. Arrange them on the ground. Your first order of business is to construct the frame of the jumper. There are four “L”-shaped rods that make up the square frame of the Little Jumpers; piece them together (they will lock into place), and then screw the four screws in place to keep the frame in one piece.

The next step is to attach the jumping fabric and bungee cord to your Little Jumper trampoline. The fabric “bed” of the Little Jumper trampoline is what your child will be jumping on repeatedly, constantly, so it is critical that this piece is placed properly. On a toddler trampoline, the bungee cord that you receive should be used to hold the fabric mat in position. Line up the mat in position in the framework, and then thread the bungee cord through the specified holes and loops running along the outside of the mat. Make sure the bungee cord is both laced as tight as you can make it (to prevent a collapse) and is in the exact center of the frame. Apply light pressure to the mat to make sure you have properly threaded the Little Jumpers Trampoline; you will know you’ve done it correctly if it responds back with pressure. Lock the bungee cord in place with the “lock piece”; this will keep the cord tight and will prevent unraveling.

Next, it is time to attach the cover, handle and grip bar. Attach the remaining pieces in the shipping box together to form the handle shape; use two more screws to hold it in place. The colorful cover to the Little Jumpers Trampoline should now be placed over the frame of the trampoline; this will not only give the Little Jumpers Trampoline colors and a personality, but it will also provide added protection for the toddler should they accidentally fall off while bouncing. Attach the cover in place with hooks and plastic clips, both from the shipping box. On the frame of the trampoline, there should be two rods sticking straight out; snap the handles over the rods; you will know it has attached once the spring pins snap into place on the frame. Make sure you rotate each leg of the trampoline at least once before letting your child play to make sure the Little Jumpers Trampoline is flat and level on the ground.

Once this step is complete, your Little Jumpers Trampoline will be in picture perfect shape. There should be nothing stopping your toddler from bouncing and bounding all day long. A more detailed walkthrough of the steps given can be found in the manual that will come with your Little Jumpers Trampoline. Any more information on the Little Jumpers Trampoline can be found in our FAQ.

Fold and Go Trampolines

A trampoline is a fantastic invention, with a variety of sizes and designs that can allow adults and children alike to exercise and otherwise just have recreational fun and entertainment while being active. However, small children, who no doubt love trampolines as much as anyone else, are rarely allowed to join in on the fun with others, due to the risks involved of letting a young child onto a big trampoline. Don’t worry, though; there is a product that offers children of all ages thrills and excitement just for them: the Fold And Go Trampoline.

The Fold And Go Trampoline is a wonderful child-size trampoline from The Original Toy Company, also known as Galt America. The small design of the Fold And Go is perfect for a child at least 3 years old to play, jump and bounce around upon. Unlike other child-size trampolines, the Fold And Go can handle older children, past kindergarten age, to safely play upon it. The Fold And Go can support 150 pounds in total. As opposed to other child trampolines on the market, which are marketed towards toddlers and can only handle 77 pounds, our trampoline can easily handle children well into grade school, allowing the fun of a trampoline their size, built just for them, to last for a longer period of time. The Fold And Go’s sturdier structure and design is a worthwhile investment for any child.

To help first-time trampoline users get started, the Fold And Go Trampoline has a built-in handle attached to the base of the bouncer. The handle is easy to add to your trampoline: simply bolt it to the foundation. When your child is ready, have them firmly grip the handle and start to bounce. It will help them to stay upright and can allow them to safely jump higher and higher while getting exercise and having fun, all in the same incredible device. As long as a parent or guardian is always present for usage, there is really nothing stopping a child from bouncing the day away, having the time of their life.

One thing that makes the Fold And Go Trampoline stand out from other small-scale trampolines is its portability and the ease of storing it. The Fold And Go, upon completed construction, is only 17 pounds, possibly allowing your child to be able to pick it up and carry it around wherever they please. By “wherever they please”, we do mean anywhere: the Fold And Go can safely be used inside and outside (but it goes without saying to not use the trampoline in inclement weather). In addition, the handle that comes with the Fold And Go can be folded down, parallel to the body, allowing you to safely store it after usage, required very little space.

The Fold And Go Trampoline is the result of many years of improving and improving the design of a child-size trampoline, and is one of the best such products available for purchase today. For more information, the FAQ for the trampoline is a click away.

Galt Folding Trampolines

A trampoline is a toy that is universally loved by children and, at the same time, desired by children who don’t have one. A child being able to play and jump around on a trampoline can sometimes be a rare occurrence, whether it be due to a lack of space, a lack of money, or various other reasons. However, the Galt Folding Trampoline available now, is likely to solve most of the problems and reservations people have when it comes to buying a trampoline.

The Galt Folding Trampoline is a miniature trampoline, designed for use by toddlers and preschoolers. To help keep the children who use the trampoline safe, there is a safety handle attached to the base of the structure that children can grab onto. This helps the child keep their balance while playing. The actual trampoline is 34 in x 34 in, and the handle stretches 32 in from the base of the trampoline. Setup is very easy, and can take no more than a few minutes. The Galt Folding Trampoline is light-weight (only 17 pounds, fully constructed), and can be used inside or outside. In the interests of safety, the Galt Folding Trampoline is completely padded and cushioned to protect your child should they have an accident playing. Precautions have been taken to make sure that your child has safe, incredible fun playing on their own miniature trampoline, rather than their parent’s bed or sofa.

The Galt Folding Trampoline is intended for use by children 3 years and older. Only one child may occupy the Galt Folding Trampoline at any given moment, and cannot handle more than 77 pounds upon it. Always have adult supervision whenever the Galt Folding Trampoline is in use. In addition to the Galt, also available for purchase are bungee cord replacements, used for putting the shipped Galt Trampoline together. Both are available on this website.

Trampolines!

One of the greatest childhood toys in the world, the awesome toy that every child wishes and begs for, that every child dreams about using for hours on end, wasting the long summer days away, is none other than the trampoline. Depending on the size, the trampoline can be used by children and adults alike, meaning fun for the whole family almost the entire year round.

A trampoline is a device that allows a person to jump up and down very high for both entertainment and athletics. The trampoline device consists of a steel circular frame with legs to hold the structure above the ground; numerous springs are attached to the frame to allow for jumping. Stretched across the frame is a piece of tough fabric: it must be strong (while at the same time, elastic) enough to withstand one or multiple persons of varying size jumping on it for a length of time.

Although ideas and concepts related to the trampoline have been explored by the Ancient Inuits and 19th century Europeans, trampolines were first officially invented back in 1936 by George Nissen and Larry Griswold, students at the University of Iowa. They designed the trampoline as a way to train tumblers, trapeze artists, and various other acrobatic performers by improving the standard trapeze nets found at the bottom of their stages. The construction of the trampoline (as previously mentioned) eventually replaced most trapeze nets, but their novelty value made them popular in their own right. The term for the device was trademarked as “rebound tumbler” before eventually changing to “trampoline” as we know it today.

The trampoline is a standard in practically every gymnastics event and training these days, in addition to the inventions of variants of basketball and volleyball with trampolines built in. In addition to professional athletics, the trampoline has gained a second home in every other backyard of America. Sizes of trampolines vary from big to small, which allow for just one person to bounce up and down (for workouts), to upwards of 10 people leaping into the air (for recreation). It’s fun, it’s universal, it’s the trampoline!

Workout styles you can use

The following workout styles are exciting and innovative uses of mini trampolines. You may have heard this new dance exercise craze called the jazzercise. This popular craze is more suitable for women and useful for people recuperating.  Another popular workout style is starbounding created by Michele Wilburn.

Mini Trampolines are suitable for all ages. The elderly can also exercise with the mini trampoline.  It helps reduce the impact on their joints, thus reducing arthritis. Your whole family can workout together and monitor your progress together.

Unlike jump roping, you don’t need practice. You can get the same up and down motion from a trampoline with less fuss.