2010年8月2日月曜日

a question for those whose parents actually loved them as a child

Just kidding!

But I was deprived of a trampoline in my youth.

Probably had a lot to do with me chipping a tooth on one at a friend's party.

And then another tooth on a different trampoline at a different friend's house....

But despite all that K and I are thinking of getting the kids a trampoline (the I-don't-want-the-electricity-bills version of Meg's heart's desire for her bday- her very own bouncing castle... Wonder where that idea came from, hey?

Anyway, we are looking at the quite reasonably priced 10ft (3m) version or the gulp inducingly priced 15 ft (4.5m) version. Nothing in between seems to be available here.

They both take weights up to 100kg and come with safety nets (and I may just buy my darlings matching mouth guards...) so the size is the only real difference.

And so the question: could two kids use a 3m trampoline simultaneously? I really don't want to spend all my spare time enforcing turn-taking. Neither do I want to stoop to buying two trampolines- tempting as it is!

Oh and mum and dad? If you'd like to assuage any guilt at not buying us kids a trampoline when we were young they are muuuuuch cheaper in Australia... and only weigh about 70 kilos.... what's a bit of excess baggage between family?

8 件のコメント:

achan さんのコメント...

I have plans to buy our kids a trampoline too, not yet they are a tad to small but they love the one at my parents house and I loved the one I had as a child. I used to be the Greatest American Hero flying through the air!!

We were NEVER allowed to have two on the trampoline ever. Ever thought of using a timer? beep beep beep!!!

佳陳容 さんのコメント...

It is easier to get than to keep it.......................................................................

jojoebi さんのコメント...

Can't answer your question but apparently trampolines are one of the biggest causes of child accidents in the UK. My step brothers kids have one and they are up there with the statistics :o) They shouldn't be used by kids under the age of 6 and lack of supervision and/or not following guidelines seems to be a big problem
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2006/jun/26/sarahhall.uknews2

I did see this one the other day which looks like the safest version I have ever seen
http://babyccinokids.com/2010/07/14/the-brilliance-of-the-springfree-trampoline/

me - well we used the spare bed, you could even do somersaults if you jumped high enough (but not too high that you would smack your head on the ceiling) it was a practiced art.

Gina さんのコメント...

I never had a trampoline growing up either. But I used to love jumping on my parents bed. It had the best bounce of the whole house. And when my mom wasn't looking. I'd sometimes (if I was feeling extra daring that day) I'd stand on my parents dresser and fall backwards onto the bed. That was so fun. And luckily I was never injured.

Btw, years and years later. Now I catch my 2 boys bouncing on my bed from time to time. And I say...."that's so dangerous" "get off right this second" ; ) My my how times change. Especially now that the role is reversed. ; )

Anyway, enjoy the trampoline when you guys get one. : )

Gaijin Wife さんのコメント...

we had a trampoline - and all did trampoline competitively and as far as I remember I only ended up with my head through the springs once. Regardless of what size you get they will both get on it together - with various toys, perhaps a hose and someone will at some stage hurt themselves but with the nets, pads and some good ground rules (like make sure mummy has a strong gin while she's on watch duties) and hopefully they will be minimal. I've never really liked the round ones and can't 'visualize' a 3m round one - interested in hearing what you decide though. I doubt my credentials still hold but I used to be a qualified coach. Quite happy to be flown up for lessons in return for strong gin :D

kasandora さんのコメント...

I busted my leg as a kid on my trampoline...3 bones at the same time...

and I didn't even fall off of the thing, I just landed wrong. But, I still like trampolines.

Katrina さんのコメント...

I had one as a kid in Aus. we had it put in-ground and that really helped reduce injuries from falling. we had a rule of only one at a time but it usually ended up that we had 2 on at once playing bounce in a circle chasey.
was wicked good fun!
I've never seen big ones for sale in Japan! where did you find one? Costco maybe? we have a mini tramp and a tetsubo outside for my lil gymnasts.

Bryn さんのコメント...

Won't A & M love that, bouncing addicts that they are! I can still hear Meg "Mommy, bouncy-bouncy pleeeaaasseee!" Yes, they can definitely bounce together on the 3m tramp, our's was 12 ft, and bounced 3 - 4 kids at a time just fine. In 3 years and 20+ kids, we only had one minor accident on ours, and that was w/out an enclosure! We'll absolutely be getting another one!

The 12ft one w/ enclosure here is $349, is that about what the 10ft one is?