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Outdoor toys for [toddlers]

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The following is a list of outdoor toys I recommend for toddlers.

1. Little Tikes 2 -in- 1 Snug ‘n Secure Grow With Me Swing

It’s a baby swing and a toddler swing in one! This swing comes in two colours, blue and green.

The official weight limit listed on this swing:  Max weight 50 lbs

 

Pros 

1. The swing is easy to install.  It only takes a few minutes to assemble it.

2. It’s safe with the plastic latches and t-bar.   The plastic “T” comes up straps go over-the-shoulders and snap into the  plastic “T” to hold your kid safely.

3. You can drop down the T-bar easily to remove your child.

4. The shoulder straps are easy to adjust, depending on height/ weight.  It suits both toddlers and kids up to 4 years old. If your child is old enough who doesn’t require the T-bar or straps, the T-bar moves to the bottom of the swing.  You can store it conveniently.

5. You can easily replace the old swing with this one in one minutes.  Just Slide the metal hooks over where your old swing was.

6. You can control the tilt of the swing easily, so that your little toddlers can sit comfortably although they don’t have enough neck strength.

Cons 

1. It doesn’t come with the eye screws to hang the hooks on.

2. The seat is way too high off the ground.  You have to lift up your kids to get on the seat.  You may need to buy chains or something to bring it down to a lower closer to ground level so three years olds can get on and off.

 

Reminders

1. You can attach this swing to a tree with straps or anchors.

2. You can get replacement straps at this link

3.  If you will buy this swing and install into a wooden beam, make sure you get eye screws.

4.  If you hang the seat from a tree branch, it’s better to pair it with a canvas/ nylon swing strap.  Don’t use a chain around the branch directly.

5. The rope is very short.  You have to buy an extra rope.

 

Frequently asked questions

1. How long is the yellow rope? Wondering how far it will come down from our high swing set.

Ans: About 3.5 ft.

2. Are you able to adjust the hanging ropes to give the seat an incline for smaller aged children?

Ans: Yes

3. Can I install swing indoors? how?
Ans: yes, but you have to make sure there is a big enough area and  you can screw in heavy duty lags into a ceiling.

 

 

2. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car

 

Pros

1.  The floor board is removable.  You can remove it if your kids are above 2 years old.

2. The front wheels can be spinned 360 degrees.

3. The horn really works. There is a moving, clicking ignition swith.

4. It’s mostly made of plastic.  But it’s lightweight and very sturdy.

5. There is a cute storage space at the back of the car.

Cons

1. The handle is too low.   If you are taller than 5’5″, you will have to bend over to use it.

2. It is really difficult to assemble.

Reminders

1. It will take more than an hour to assemble it.  Read all the instructions before you start. Watch their YouTube video how-to assemble.

2. Weight limit: up tp 50 lbs

3. It works on grass, but works greater on deck, hardwood and carpet.

Buy on Amazon

 

 

Frequently asked questions

1. Is there a handle to order to push the car?
Ans: There is a hole in the back of the roof that can be used as a handle.

2. Does the kid has enough space to keep his legs comfortably with the floor board attached?

Ans: Depends on the size/age of the child. As your child gets older, you can remove the floor board and they can use their feet and legs to move the car.

3. Can I get replacement decals for the Tiny Tike red/yellow, blue car?

Ans: Please go to the Little Tikes web site and under replacement parts you may be able to find the decals.

 

3. Step2 Game Time Sports Climber and Slide

Suitable for 1.5 years-4


This perfect Sports Climber and Slide is made in the US.  It comes with a multi-purpose sports ball.

Your children can have lots of fun with it.

What can they do with it?

-Climb the stairs.

-Toss the basketball.

-Crawl through space.

– Play the slide.

-Kick the goals.

 

Your children can develop their gross motor skills by playing the above activities.  Also they can learn to toss, shoot and kick on target.

After assemble it, dimensions: 5’3″W x 3’7″H x 2’6″D

Max weight: 60lbs, 27.2 kg

 

Pros

1. It’s easy to set up.  It takes about 30 minutes.

2. The climber was just the right size to use in the house or outside

3. It was sturdy enough and easy to move to different locations.

4. The size is just right to use in the house or outside.

5. It’s very safe and durable.  This is plastic bpa free and non-toxic.

 

Reminders

1.  The basketball needs to be inflated.

2. You can get replacement basketballs at www.Step2.com and refer to the replacement part section located at the bottom of the website page.

OR you can call Customer Service Team at 1-800-347-8372, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 11:00 am and 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST.  Have your product close by during the call.

 

 

Frequently asked questions

1. How high is the platform from the ground?

Ans: Approximately 25 inches high from the ground.

2. How tall and how long is the slide?

Ans: It is 22 inches tall and 35 inches long.

3. Does it collapse easily for easy storage?

Ans: It does not collapse easily. You have to unscrew about 5 screws to collapse it.

4. How big is the area do you need for this set?

Ans: It can fit in a small area.  Only 5.5 feet long and 2.5 feet wide.

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4. Jasonwell Sprinkle & Splash Play Mat 68″ Sprinkler for Kids Outdoor Water Toys

This is one of the best fun outdoor toys for toddlers and children.  You just need to use water to blow this rim up. It doesn’t ”pop”.

 

Pros 

1. It is safe.  No harmful chemicals.The splash mat went through multiple tests at certified lab. ASTM, CPSIA, CPC, 16 CFR, EN71,REACH,CE certified.

2.  It’s very easy to set up.

3. You can fold it up easily after using it.

4. The size is perfect for 2-4 kids to play together at the same time.

(Smaller kids 4-5. Bigger kids 2-4)

 

Cons

1. Some customers said it’s not very durable.

 

Reminders

1. The water hose screws directly into the yellow thing.

2.  Roll the sides inward a bit, then water streams can go inward.

3. The surrounding can be slippery.  Play on a soft surface is the best.

Frequently asked questions

1. How high does the water spray? Or can you adjust it?

Ans: Full hose pressure is about 3 feet.

Ans: Yes you can adjust the height and pressure by the water you use from the faucet. It can spray quite high if the water pressure is higher.

 

 

 

5.  Little Tikes Jr. Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer

suitable for Age 2-8

 

I think this is the best outdoor toy for toddlers!  Your children can enjoy playing this for hours!

Accessories include: 1-Heavy-duty blower with GFCI plug, 1-Carrying bag, 2-Blower stakes, 4-Bouncer stakes, 4-Repair patches. You have to use a blower to inflate this slide bouncer. 

Product size:  124.00”L x 84.00”W x 62.00”H which does include the slide.

 

Pros 

1. It is easy to set up and take down.  You can inflate it in less than 1 minute.

2. The size is great. There is a lot of room to jump. (Large jumping area of 7′ x 7′)

3. It does not consume a lot of electricity.  The blower is a fan.

4.  It was made of very sturdy material.

5.  The slide is wide enough for two children to slide at the same time.

 

Reminders

1. Maximum combined weight limit: 160 lbs

2. For outdoor use only!

3. The blower is 368 watts.

4. Bouncer must be anchored firmly in place

Frequently asked questions

1. Does the blower have to be connected to a power source outside?
Answer: Yes, it has to be plugged in to be inflated.

Check the price now

 

 

6. Step2 Rain Showers Splash Pond Water Table

 

Product Dimension: 39 x 24 x 32 inches

This toy is about 14 pounds.

Pros 

1. It’s very easy to set up.

2. It’s durable.  It’s made of hard plastic.

3. It’s easy to move.

4. It is large enough.  4 kids can play around it at once.

5. Value for money.

6. It comes with a lot of accessories.

-1 large bucket, 2 small buckets, 3 spinners, 3 ramps, 1 cattail scoop,

 1 springboard flipper, 1 rubber Duck and 2 squirt toys (frog and fish)

7.  The maze like spinners and ramps are good for kids to learn about cause and effect.

 

Cons

1. Parents have to sit there often to pour the water into the top to make the ‘rain’ come.

2. You will need a power drill to put the screws!! There were no pre-drilled holes for the screws.

 

Reminders

1. Self-tapping screws come with a sharp, piercing tip or a flat, blunt tip. Use the    sharp-tipped screws to drill their own holes into softer materials such as wood and PLASTIC.

2.  There is a drain plug for draining.

3. Drain water out every time after using.

4. There is a plug right in the center of the table and easy to drain.

 

Additional information

1. The legs are 13 inches.

2. It’s 11 inches from the bottom of the tub to the ground.

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21 thoughts on “Outdoor toys for [toddlers]”

  1. Michael says:

    Hi, I`m from Wealthy Affiliate. I`m just going to say here: Your Website looks Great. You attract People with a Flow that not all Websites have. But, I am supposed to be giving advice on Websites; and with yours` being great; I am going to give you advice; which may offend? I hope it doesn`t? First I am going to say; you might want to move The FAQ to the end. Most Websites have The FAQ at the end. Also; you may want to move The Cons to the end too? I understand if you don`t want to. But, moving The FAQ and The Cons to the end; that may help you. But, if you don`t want to move The Cons to the end? You may consider moving The FAQ to the end?

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    1. Fiona says:

      Thank you for your useful advice, Michael. I have also asked some friends for advice after receiving your comment. If I move the FAQ to the end, will the readers have difficulty looking for the information? Is it better for me to change the FAQ part into product features?

  2. Thank you for your blog! I am a kindergarten and an online teacher. I am constantly on the lookout for a new game, toys, and material to help improve my students’ English speaking abilities.

  3. ivan says:

    I purchased for my twin of 4 years old, they like it very much. They enjoy for the whole afternoon in which I can take a sleep

  4. Joonas says:

    Awesome toys!

    I am looking to buy something for my son who is now 2 years old. All of the toys you have here look great. I think Game Time Sports Climber and Slide is something that would be great on our roof terrace.

    Thanks for a nice article Fiona!

    Regards,
    Joonas

  5. Hello Fiona! I absolutely love the layout of your site and I love your article! It’s well-informed and easy to read.
    The only thing I will say is that there are some links that are not clickable and I noticed that there weren’t any youtube links to show people how the toys work, etc. Other than that, I loved it!

    1. Fiona says:

      Many thanks for your advice, Leonard. I will add youtube links.

  6. Josue says:

    Hey Fiona! I enjoyed this list of toys you informed us on. For summer I can definitely get my nephews the Sprinkle and Splash Play Mat especially out here in California in the summer. If I can be a toddler again I would choose Little Tikes 2 in 1 swing because swings were always my favorite growing up as a kid and plus I really like how this post mentioned the weight limit the swing can take. Thanks Fiona for the post!

    1. Fiona says:

      Josue, I am glad that you enjoyed reading this list. Hope that your nephews will have a lot of fun playing with the Splash Play Mat.

  7. Kat says:

    A few years ago, when my youngest was only a toddler, I used to love seeing her face of pure joy driving around in those Cozy Coupe cars! They are so cute! We also enjoyed using a sprinkler in the backyard on those hot summer days! I love the water table too. These are perfect for keeping cool as well as learning while playing. Great toys for outdoors for toddlers.

  8. Emmitt Hoeft says:

    Hello I loved your product reviews and I think my grand Children will love the sprinkler. I noticed that almost all the toys were little tikes or step2 are they your favorite brands. I was wondering Do You Recommend any Fisher-Price outside toys ?

    1. Fiona says:

      Emmitt, I still haven’t researched the Fisher-Price outside toys. I will take a look at them later.Hope that the reviews are helpful for you.

  9. Brian says:

    Wow, this is a one stop article! I need a few things for my grandchildren and I found just the thing right here! The number 4 on this list, the “Jasonwell Sprinkle & Splash Play Mat 68″ is the perfect thing. Thanks for all the upfront information!

  10. Great article, really makes me excited for what im gone get my Kids, when i get a little more space in the near future..

    1. Fiona says:

      Thanks, Daniel

  11. rhen cruz says:

    Your presentation is well arranged and enjoyable. As read all about children’s most popular toys I remember when I was you my parents couldn’t afford such toys like these but our neighbor graciously shared their toy with their children who became one of my closest friends. It has safety and attractive design and comfortable for all children great topic.

    1. Fiona says:

      Children nowadays are so lucky.

  12. Jackie says:

    Hi, your post was so informative and helpful. I am constantly looking for good outdoor toys that help with motor development for my 3 boys.

    It’s not always easy to find a review on things that feels authentic and your post absolutely felt true and authentic.

    You have a great presentation of all the pro, cons, and FAQ for each toy and therefore made my decision easy as to whether I will give these toys a try.

    Thanks again!

    1. Fiona says:

      You are welcome Jackie.

  13. Baraka says:

    Wow, it’s very nice.You are very informative.

    1. Fiona says:

      Thank you Baraka.

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