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Hello everyone, I’m thinking of buying a trampoline for the kids (& me – haha). We have a 2.5 and 6 yo & a small yard. Was thinking of getting the Plum 7ft Jnr Jumper which is ideal for toddlers as it’s lower. Has anyone purchased one? The jumping area is 8ft & weight limit is 60kg which is fine for each of us but wouldn’t be suitable visiting kids to jump on it simultaneously. And for the price, I’d be 1/2 way to getting a springless one. Should I hold off and get the Springless?

Posted by whimsy, 22nd August 2014

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  • I would be reluctant on this one before of the sixty kilo weight limit, it’s not very much. And you can get spring covers so you don’t need the springiness one. You can also get the safety nets to go around the trampolines too

  • We just have a simple one from the Aldi, with good netting, entrance with zip and a tight soft covering over the springs.

  • It’s been interesting reading the responses to this question.

  • I think the pads you can get to cover the springs are good enough. And the mesh fencing type thing. Make sure you supervise them and it should be give. I never keg more then one kid on our trampoline at a time

  • A child can easily land awkwardly, slip and break a bone on one with springs at the side. The child wasn’t clowning around or being silly at all. I would definitely wait and get a springfree one surrounded by netting. However, make sure the opening is pretty small where the opening is zipped up as a child fell through a gap recently and landed head first on the bar that the legs are attached to. On the old type a toddler or small child can easily go from one side to the other with one bounce, right to the edge with no barrier to stop them falling onto the springs (the covers stop them getting trapped but don’t stopping them from bouncing off) ot off the trampoline completely They are good exercise and some kids love to join gym clubs that specialise in trampolining.

  • Good question and helpful answers as I’ve been wondering the same thing!

  • This is a question that I’ve been thinking about for my toddler. We have limited space. I would have loved a trampoline when I was a kid.

  • just get a normal trampoline, tell them the rules, and supervise play – we all grew up with them, and yes, minor injuries I guess, but that is part of play:) You jump on too, it is great fun x

  • Personally springs or no springs isnt that big of a deal since you have covers for springs but be wary of letting the toddler jump as they can get concussions easily. I wouldnt let him jump unsupervised but the most important thing is the weight limit you know kids will jump simultaneously no matter what so make sure its safe enough for them to do so.

  • my kids have always had a tramp they are great fun and their are so many great safe ones now good luck

  • The ones with sides on them are fine

  • I bought a Kmart 14′ one for my daughter for xmas last year. She adores it, but I wish I had bought a smaller one. Way to big :(

  • The spring-less ones are fantastic, I would wait and save a bit more for one.

  • our kids never had one as husband had safety concerns, kids do get injured falling off.

  • We’ve had a spring-type trampoline since the younger kids were 1 and 3 years old. (now 4 & 6) We have had no issues with this normal height model – the mats that cover the springs and the mesh sides has given us all the protection the kids need. We just use a plastic chair to make it easy to get on and off. I’m glad we bought this one as it suits our 13 year old triplets as well. It looks like we will get many years of play from this one trampoline. Mind you, if we could have afforded a spring free one at the time we would have preferred it.

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