To ask for your sturdy trampoline recommendations?
VeryGoodVeryNice · 18/05/2022 20:29
I have an 11 year old dd who has ASD and is being assessed for ADHD.
She goes out and bounces on the trampoline for at least 15 mins per hour when she’s awake, all year round, in all weathers. It’s like an actual
need for her, I think she finds it soothing and her behaviour is definitely worse if we’re away and she has no access to her trampoline.
She has just worn out her third trampoline, and I need to get another one asap. I’m a single parent and don’t have masses of spare money, but I’m starting to think that the old buy cheap, buy twice (or 4 times in my case) thing is true. Or maybe any trampoline would wear out in a year or two with the amount she uses it.
There’s also the issue of dismantling, taking to the tip, and building new ones which is not a fun job when it’s just me and I could do without having to do it again now and then again in a year’s time.
So anyone got any recommendations for a trampoline that is:
a) sturdy and built to last
Bonus points if it’s not too noisy as she really is out there bouncing at all hours and I don’t want to piss the neighbours off any more than I have to. Luckily they’re lovely and very understanding of her SEN.
12 foot is about as big as we can go in our garden.
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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YouHaveNoAuthorityHereJackie · 18/05/2022 21:05
We have a huge rectangular JumpKing and it’s fantastic. I bought it second hand at the very start of the first lockdown and it’s been used every single day by 4 children since, still in great nick. I second the Family Fund recommendation though, this is definitely something they’d help with. I think waits for a first time application can be fairly long though.
ChocoLeibniz · 18/05/2022 21:06
I can recommend the Bellicon rebounder. We've had ours for 5 years and use it indoors as we don't have a garden. It's not cheap but it's very sturdy and spring free so very quiet - I can use it at midnight in an apartment and my children and next door neighbours never hear it (it uses elastics which you have to replace from time to time).
CraftyGin · 18/05/2022 21:31
Glad others are happy with their Springfree trampolines.
The main attraction for me is that the full width is jumping surface (we have a very narrow garden), and they are silent apart from children's giggles.
We've had 20 drunken adults on ours.
VeryGoodVeryNice · 18/05/2022 21:37
Yes the jumping surface is another bonus, no wasted space with springs. If I got the oval one I could easily get the strimmer underneath it which would also be good as I can’t move the 12 foot round one on my own and I can’t get to the middle bit!
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