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Trampoline or bike for 4yo?

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Blankiefan Sun 12-Nov-17 09:55:03

Trying to decide which is best for 4yo DD for Xmas.

She has not engaged with the balance bike (we've had it for six months - handed down from friends). She has recently started to make effort with her scooter. Am concerned if we don't get her a bike with stabilisers for Xmas we'll end up buying it mid year anyway (birthday isn't til october).

But she enjoys a bounce. But rospa says no trampolining til they are 6. And we'd have to cut down a bush (that I hate) to fit it in the garden without dominating. That'd be a faff - maybe next year...hmm

Any thoughts?

doze931 Sun 12-Nov-17 10:56:51

In my experience a bike. Trampoline took up so much space in garden and they barely played on it. I know other kids love it tho

whimsical1975 Sun 12-Nov-17 14:30:05

Can she ride her bike at home in the garden or would you have to take her out to ride her bike? If you have to take her then I'd go for the trampoline as at least she won't need to wait for someone to be available every time she wants to use her Christmas pressie... also, trampoline can be used when friends come over whereas the bike is more tricky.

Alternatively, you could ask her which she'd prefer?

Blankiefan Sun 12-Nov-17 17:59:19

There's room for her to ride in the garden. It's be better when we're out tho - we usually go to the park at weekends anyway.

Buttercupsandaisies Sun 12-Nov-17 18:45:08

Defo a trampoline. DD got her first at 18 months - never heard that age 6 rule 😂

We are now on our 4th at age 12. It'll be a god send come school time as all the kids have them and it'll entertain when kids come for tea etc.

We wouldn't be without ours

Equimum Sun 12-Nov-17 19:50:14

It really depends what you think would make your DD happiest. Kids bikes can be picked up quite grapat secobd habd, so it may not be a big deal I you have to buy one mid-year. In fact, we deliberately avoided buying a bike for Christmas/birthday, as they seemed better value second hand, given the short time they are the right size.

We don’t have a trampoline, as DH is adverse, but most children seem okay with them well before six. I’d also say the trend for every child having a trampoline seems to be fairly localised. Where we used to live, DS was pretty much the only child I knew not to have one. We have now moved a twenty minute drive away, and I only know two children in his class that have one.

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