What Are Orbeez: Helpful Guide to Understand Orbeez

What Are Orbeez: Helpful Guide to Understand Orbeez

What are Orbeez?

Picture of Orbeez beads

The past few weeks have tested my sanity. All because of Orbeez. Orbeez. My five-year-old and eight-year-old kids have not stopped nagging about buying them Orbeez to play within the pool since they came back from a birthday party their dad had taken them. They had no idea what the ‘Orbeez’ was when I asked them what they are. They just said, “They are small colored balls to play with in the water”. Okay, that was not adequate information to understand what Orbeez are. His father had no idea what they are either. I did what I do best; Search engines are my best friend and looked up all about the new kids’ craze.

According to the Orbeez website, polymers are several molecules that are joined together and increase in size when water is absorbed in the spaces between the molecules are super absorbent polymers that grow more than 100 times their size when immersed in water. Okay, let me define Orbeez in mummy-daddy language; Orbeez are colorful diaper pellets. Clean diaper pellets, that is.  I’ll answer some more questions about Orbeez below:

  • are Orbeez plastic

Orbeez are not plastic. Orbeez are made from biological polymers. Orbeez are highly absorbent polymer beads made pf acrylic acid, sodium hydroxide, and color pigmentation.

  • How Orbeez are made

Orbeez are made of acrylic acid, sodium hydroxide, and color pigmentation. You will buy them from the stores packed in plastic bags. Then, you need to grow them to have fun with the beads. Empty one packet of Orbeez seeds into a container of your choice. Add one and a half cups of water to the Orbeez and soak for at least three hours.

I recommend that you soak the Orbeez balls overnight to let them grow to their maximum side.

Simply add more water when your Orbeez shrinks to regrow them and continue having tons of fun!

  • Can Orbeez be reused

Yes, Orbeez is reusable even after it shrinks, you get bored using the balls in the same manner. You can easily shrink them by leaving them under the sun, where they will release all water and reduce to their original size. Note, spread the balls in thin layers to speed up the shrinkage process.

Also, you can add water or alcohol to speed up the drying process.

On a later date, when you or your kids miss the thrill of having fun with Orbeez, you can grow them again by placing them in water. Generally, you can regrow them two or three times.

  • When were Orbeez made/invented

Orbeez were first invented in the early 1960s for agricultural purpose (water retention in the soil) by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The Maya Group Corporation developed and produce Orbeez.

what are Orbeez made out of

  • Orbeez what to do with them

Orbeez has many uses, which are;

  • You can use them in place of soil to water your indoor plants
  • Used as party decorations where you place the water beads in clear glass vases with color-changing submersible LED light balls
  • Used as candle holders, where you fill them in a short glass vase and adding a long taper candle. Also, you can add Orbeez and water in a large vase and then placing a floating candle on top
  • Used as flower holders
  • They are used as sensory play with young kids
  • Orbeez are used as water balloons
  • what are Orbeez beads

Orbeez beads are several molecules joined together in round shapes and grow when the water is absorbed into the spaces between the molecules. Familiar with what holds a baby’s urine in the diaper? Exactly, those tiny Balls are Orbeez beads!

  • who invented Orbeez

Tali Ben-Ezer and Oden Ben-Ezer, the co-founders of Maya Toys, invented Orbeez.

  • Orbeez where to buy

Orbeez are available in most physical stores such as Walmart. Orbeez are also available in online shops such as Amazon, Alibaba, eBay, AliExpress, and Target.

 Orbeez safety

  • are Orbeez non-toxic

Orbeez are non-toxic because they do not degenerate in the digestive tract, the balls do not stick together, nor are they absorbed into the body. If swallowed, Orbeez are eliminated through the natural digestive system.

  • are Orbeez toxic to dogs

Orbeez are non-toxic to dogs. The body eliminates the polyester beads through the digestive system without breaking them down.

  • are Orbeez dangerous

Yes, and no. Orbeez are all fun and games until a child of below three years chokes with the beads. Orbeez are safe to use for kids and pets, but caregivers must ensure that their young ones do not swallow Orbeez, especially in large amounts to prevent choking.

Are Orbeez bad for the environment?

Orbeez are safe for the environment as long as they are disposed of properly. The simplest and safest method of disposing of Orbeez is by throwing them in the trash while packed in a bag or another container to prevent accidents in case they spill out of your bin as they are very slippery.

Also, you can mix Orbeez with soil in your garden where they will shrink and biodegrade.

Orbeez are safe because they are biodegradable, non-toxic, and are safe with kids and pets under a caregiver’s supervision.

NOTE: Never pour or flush Orbeez in a drain because they may expand and clog or even burst pipes.

Are Orbeez good for plants?

Orbeez for plants

Orbeez are good for plants, especially because they are non-toxic and release water into the plants gradually. Orbeez, or gel beads, are used in place of soil, especially for indoor plants.

Note, you should add a little plant food in the water that you will grow your Orbeez in because the gel beads do not have any nutrients.

Are Orbeez flammable

Orbeez are non-flammable because of its Leiden frost Effect. A Leiden frost effect, in this case, is when the outer surface of the Orbeez has water that creates vapor of steam or gas because the hot pan vaporizes it and the layer of steam makes the Orbeez bounce instead of catching fire.

Are Orbeez safe for fish?

Orbeez are non-toxic to fish. However, the small, round, brightly colored polyester beads are unsafe for fish because the expand approximately 300 their original size, which can obstruct its intestines, and consequently, kill the fish.

Are Orbeez toxic to pets?

Orbeez are completely toxic to pets. They do not stick together nor do they break down in the digestive tract, meaning they are not absorbed into the body. However, they are a choking hazard just like all other small objects. As such, Orbeez should be kept out of reach of children under three years.

Orbeez are they biodegradable

Orbeez are biodegradable. The package of Orbeez states ‘100% biodegradable’. The biodegradable nature of Orbeez means it is safe for use with kids and pets because it dissolves and degrades when swallowed.

Orbeez giant

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Giant Orbeez are water beads that are bigger balls than the normal Orbeez even before you grow them. The Giant Orbeez grow to 1.7-2.2 diameter inches when grown in clean water for 24-36 hours.

You can purchase them from https://www.amazon.com/jumbo-orbeez/s?k=jumbo+orbeez

Orbeez ultimate soothing spa

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Orbeez ultimate soothing spa gives you a treat with a soothing massage with a feeling of cascading Orbeez

It comes with an in-built strainer that heats your Orbeez easily.

It includes 2000 Orbeez. You can purchase the Orbeez ultimate spa on Amazon here.

Orbeez toys

Orbeez toys are playsets of super absorbent polymers that increase more than 100 their volume when put in water.

There are hundreds of Orbeez toys for all kids, which include:

  • Orbeez-Massaging Body Spa
  • Orbeez Water Beads
  • Orbeez Woe World-Wowzer Surprise Series 1, Magical Pets (Pack of 2)
  • Sensory Jungle Beads Aqua Water Beads-4 Colors Sensory Beads
  • Orbeez Spin and Soothe Hand Spa Decorating Toy, Assorted Color,

Among many others.

Orbeez chair

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The Orbeez chair is the ‘Orbeez Massaging Body Spa Chair’ for kids from the Maya Group.  The Body Spa includes 6000 Orbeez. The Orbeez chair relieves your stress when you immerse your body in it. It comes with a Paly n’ Display Tray, which kids can use to play games or making different designs.

The Body Spa has soothing vibration and hand pouches that increase relaxation.

You can purchase the Orbeez chair on Amazon here.

Orbeez in Bathtub

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Orbeez in a bathtub is another fun way of using the bouncy and squishy beads. Make sure that the tub’s drainage opening is closed to prevent clogging all the drainage systems in the house.

Orbeez in pool

Orbeez are used in a pool as water balloons. Orbeez absorbs water and expand up to 300 times their original size, which makes it fun to use in the pools especially for kid’s parties.

Also, Orbeez in the pool enhances your kid’s floatability. Mark Rober, a NASA engineer conducted a test ‘Orbeez in the pool’ by placing 25 million in his backyard pool. The result was that you sink up to your waist when you enter a pool full of Orbeez. Thus, Orbeez in the pool is fun and safe.

How to Use Orbeez

The next question after you to succumb to the Orbeez craze is ‘how to use Orbeez’. The first step is to identify what you wish to use Orbeez for. It could be for party decorations in the pools, as toys for kids and pets, used for spas by children, candle holders, in the bathtub, or your farming as a plant-watering method.

One thing is for sure, however; that the first step of using Orbeez is growing them. So, how exactly do you grow Orbeez? Below is a simple and easy-to-follow guideline of how to grow Orbeez.

  • Open a packet of Orbeez and pour the balls into a bowl. Fill the bowl with bottled or distilled water and leave to soak for at least four hours, or overnight.

Tip: Add a pinch of salt to keep the Orbeez fresh for longer.

  • Drain excess water when the Orbeez beads have reached their maximum size.

Warning: Make sure you do not pour grown Orbeez down the drain because the clog pipes or worse, burst them open.

  • Finally, the fun part. Use your grown Orbeez beads as you wish.

The table below shows exactly how much water you need to grow Orbeez.

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Where to buy Orbeez

  • Orbeez amazon

amazon stocks different Orbeez packs, such as the;

  • MarvelBeads Water Beads Rainbow Mix (Half Pound) for Spa Refill, Sensory Toys, and Decor (Non-Toxic)
  • Orbeez Color Pack Refill Kit-7 Colors= Includes 1000 by Orbeez
  • Orbeez-Grown Mega Pack, and
  • Orbeez Crush Magic Chef Ser PLUS Refill Pack-Super Fine Crush by Orbeex among others.

Click this link here

to purchase Orbeez products from amazon

  • Orbeez aos

It is no surprise that Orbeez has an app in ios devices to quench your hunger for fun-filled Orbeez beads.

Yigithan Yucedag developed the app, which is 138.9 MB.

The game is available in English and is suitable for persons of at least four years.

The app is available on iPhones and iPads for free downloads, where it is compatible with iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, among others.

You use your creativity to grow the Orbeez balls and transfer them into the jar

  • Orbeez at target

Orbeez stocks several products, which are Orbeez Wow World Wowzer, Orbeez Squeezable Activity Kit, Orbeez Ultimate Soothing Spa, and Orbeez Mega Pack.

Click https://www.target.com/b/orbeez/-/N-5xvfq to purchase Orbeez at target

  • Orbeez eBay

eBay stocks several Orbeez products such as 50 PCS Large Jumbo Aqua Balls Giant Orbeez Magic Garden Water Beads Jelly Yard and 10, 000pcs Crystal Aqua Balls Hydrogel Orbeez Garden Water Beads Jelly Balls.

Click here to purchase https://www.ebay.com/b/Orbeez-Preschool-Pretend-Play-Toys/bn_7024726992 Orbeez products from eBay.

Best Kids Swim Goggles

Best Kids Swim Goggles

Are you thinking your kid may perhaps excel at swimming if he got that additional googles? Whether you’re looking for swimming goggles for pool swimming or for competitive swimming, we have detailed reviews of the best brands, Speedo, Try and Aqua to give you an easy time deciding which one would be best for your kid.

Over 700 kids die every year as a result of drowning and there are good reasons why kids should wear goggles when they go for a swim session. The human eye does not see very well in the water because light refraction is significantly slower in the water, compared to in the air. The second benefit of wearing goggles is that chlorinated water is itchy and can leave the eyes of your kid red.

Here are things you should consider as you should for swim googles for kids:

  1. Comfort: Make sure the straps are not too tight. I recommend you go for goggles made with silicone gaskets and straps, which are comfortable at any age.
  2. Adjustable: Make sure the straps are adjustable to allow your kids to get better visibility/best visibility with a slight adjustment.
  3. Nature of eyes sight: There are prescription goggles that your kid should get if they need them.
  4. Fog: Get googles that will not have a fog that will make visibility hard. Make sure your brand has an anti-fog spray that will not wear off easily.

Below is a list of best swimming goggles for kids in 201:

  1. Speedo Skoogles Swim Goggles
  2. Speedo Junior Hydrospex Print Goggle
  3. Speedo Junior Vanquishers 2.0 
  4. Speedo Junior Vanquisher Optical Swim Goggle
  5. TYR Swim Goggles for Kids
  6. TYR Character HappyFish Goggles
  7. TYR Kids SwimShades Mirrored Goggles
  8. Aqua Sphere Seal Kid Goggles

Reviews of the Best Goggles for Kid Swimming

Speedo Swim Goggles for Kids

Speedo is a very respected brand known to manufacture a variety of swim gear. Speedo is based in Nottingham, United Kingdom and has been around since 1914, over 100 years in operation.

Below are my favorite swim goggles for kids by Speedo:

1. Speedo Skoogles Swim Goggles

Speedo Skoogles is our overall best swimming goggles for kids in 2019 which is very inexpensive and ideal for toddlers from age 4 to age 6. They have adjustable silicone straps, soft frame an lens and UV, anti-fog protection

2. Speedo Junior Hydrospex Print Goggle

Speedo Junior Hydrospex is our second best Speedo brand of goggles that made to our list. They are better than the brand above as it has a split silicone strap with anti-fog coating. It cost a few dollars more than the Skoggles brand

3. Speedo Jr. Vanquisher 2.0 Swim Goggles

Speedo Jr. Vanquisher is our third best brand of swim goggles by Speedo that is highly rated 4.2/5 by over 350 parents. As of this publication in December 1, 2019, it is the 26th best-selling swimming goggles on Amazon.

Below are other features of this googles:

  1. Ideal for training and for racing
  2. Ideal for kids of age 6 to 14
  3. It has eye socket fit
  4. Has a wide panoramic view
  5. It has four sizes
  6. Has standard anti-fog
  7. Has UV Protection

Please check back soon as we add more reviews on the best kid swim googles.

10 Best Kid Sprinklers in 2020 and Reviews

10 Best Kid Sprinklers in 2020 and Reviews

Despite the unpredictable situations we are in Q1 of 2020, I hope that come Summer and Fall of 2020, you can be as prepared as you can be to get your little one the best kid sprinkler in the market. Kids will need the best sprinklers to play with the water and have all the fun they need.

Kids love playing around with cold water during warm seasons. Aside from seeing sprinklers as wonderful gadgets that eject some cold fluids, most brands also make the sprinklers colorful so your kid can have the total fun they need.

You can also choose a sprinkler that has a theme behind such as a Unicorn sprinkler if your kid is a fan of mythical creatures and stories.

There are a number of unicorn sprinkles on Amazon. With Unicorn Sprinklers, the water essentially comes out of the Unicorn’s horn and that can be more fun for a baby.

List of Top Kid Sprinklers 2020:

Below is a table with a list of our top kid sprinklers in 2020:

NameImageFeatureCheck Price
Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Best for 3, 4, 5 Year Olds and UpCheck Price
Fire hydrant garden hose sprinklerSprays Up to 8 FtCheck Price
Bonzai Sprinkle and Splash Play MatRecommended for ages 18 months+Check Price
Melissa & Doug Patch Pretty Petals FlowerCheck Price
Glorden Flower Design Circular Spot SprinklerCircle spray pattern for 362 degree spraying leakingCheck Price
Imperial toy teenage mutant ninja sprinklerManufacturer recommended age 36 months - 5 yearsCheck Price
Tidal Storm Hydro Swirl Spinning SprinklerMeasures 4" X 8. 75" X 7. 5" | plastic | For ages 4+Check Price
Little tikes beach ball sprinklerRoll around the giant 88" beach ball for a splashing good time!Check Price
Little Tikes Super Spiral SprinklerIncludes 4 plastic ballsCheck Price
EITPOTON Sprinkler Best-selling sprinklerCheck PriceCheck Price

1. Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch

Melissa and Doug Sunny Patch is not the best-selling sprinkler for your toddler but it emerged the first in this 10BabyGear list. Overall, I like this sprinkler because of its colorful green outlook and its cheap price. You can get it on Amazon for less than $20 and is a product of Melissa and Doug.

What your kid will appreciate the most are the projections that this sprinkler makes. It has 12 projections and the great thing about is that you can entertain several kids in places such as the part as it projects twelve shots of water up to 8 ft.

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch

Features:

  • It has an outdoor sprinkler that encourages refreshing and active outdoor play and coordination.
  • It has a whimsical design
  • It is made out of a soft, slightly bendable plastic.
  • It weighs one pound
  • The recommended age is 3 years to 6 years
  • It measures 10 x 5 x 7.7 inches
  • The water shoots up about six feet
Name Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch
Ratings on amazon 3.8 out of 5 stars as of November 2019
Recommended Age 3 years – 6 years
Best sellers rank #19 in Outdoor Water Play Sprinklers
PriceCheck price
Pros
1. The water shoots up about six feet so your kid will enjoy playing with it.
2. The toy are designed to the highest quality standards, and to nurture minds and hearts.
3. It helps young kids cultivate a joy of gardening and nurturing.
4. The flowers are rigid enough to stay still while the water is flowing out of them
Cons
1. There is a single hole in the middle of the dome.
2.Some parents complained that the pressure of the water is quite inconsistent.

2. Fire hydrant garden hose sprinkler

Fire hydrant garden hose sprinkler is our second-best in this list and is most ideal for toddlers from age 3 and above. It can splash water up to 8 ft away and comes in three colors that you can choose from, Navy, Purple and Red,

Fire hydrant garden hose sprinkler

Features:

  • It splashes water up to 8 Feet
  • It can be attached to any Garden Hose.
  • It stands approximately 8″ tall
  • It spins and sprays water everywhere
  • It weighs 8.2 ounces
  • The recommended age is 3 years and above
Name Fire hydrant garden hose sprinkler
Ratings on amazon 3.8 out of 5 stars as of November 2019
Recommended Age 3 years and up
Best sellers rank #17 in Outdoor Water Play Sprinklers
Weight 8.2 ounces
PriceCheck price
Pros
1. It does seem small but it packs a punch and does exactly what it is supposed to do.
2. It’s gentle though even at full pressure.
3. The water goes really high and far out.
4. The top spins and it shoots water about 8 feet high.
5. The kids get to have a lot of fun.
Cons
1. The middle part doesn’t spin even when the water is all the way up.
2. It tips over if your lawn isn’t completely level.

3. Bonzai Sprinkle and Splash Play Mat

Banzai Aqua Blast Hopscotch is our third best sprinkler that your kid can rely on for total summer fun. It costs less than $10 yet your kid can rely on it to provide a full outdoor experience by sitting on a mat that sprinkles water

Bonzai Sprinkle and Splash Play Mat

Features:

  • 54″ Diameter water-filled Sprinkler mat
  • Durable PVC construction
  • Recommended for ages 18 months and above
  • Easily attaches to any garden hose
  • It measures 10 x 8 x 1.8 inches
  • It weighs 1.15 pounds
Name Bonzai Sprinkle and Splash Play Mat
Recommended Age 18 months and above
Ratings on amazon 4.1 out of 5 stars as of November 2019
Best sellers rank #3 in Outdoor Water Play Sprinklers
PriceCheck price
Pros
1. Little ones will love to play in the gentle sprinkles and sprays.
2. You can turn the water to a lower pressure and the water sprays are lower, the higher the water pressure the higher the sprays.
3. Its easy to set up
4. Water is constantly running.
Cons
1. Do NOT place the mat over a hard surface (concrete, patio, driveway, etc). This mat gets slippery.
2. Some parents complained that the sprinkler has several openings/slits around the entire rim, which meant the ring wouldn’t fill with water, so no sprinkle effect.

4. Melissa & Doug Patch Pretty Petals Flower

Your kid will surely enjoy this 4th best sprinkler as it has a design of petal flowers, 12 petal flowers to be exact.

Melissa & Doug Patch Pretty Petals Flower

Features:

  • Durable, whimsical sprinkler
  • Sprinklers feature Sunny Patch Friends
  • Exceptional quality and value
  • Attach this durable, whimsical sprinkler to your garden hose
  • It measures 10 x 5 x 7.7 inches
  • It weighs one pounds
  • Recommended Age is 3 years – 5 years
Name Melissa & Doug Patch Pretty Petals Flower
Recommended Age 3 years – 5 years
Ratings on amazon 3.4 out of 5 stars
Best sellers rank #94 in Outdoor Water Play Sprinklers
Price Check price
Pros
1. Keep children cool and entertained for hours
2. You can put the sprinkler on the hose end without water shooting back up into your face as you screw it in.
3. It has a great amount of spray that is perfect for young children.
4. It is safe to use.
Cons
1. Some parents complained that the worms were not moving as expected.

5. Glorden Flower Design Circular Spot Sprinkler

Glorden is similar to the 4th best above as it has the flower design. Glorden is our 5th best sprinkler that is inexpensive and has been rated 4.1/5

Glorden Flower Design Circular Spot Sprinkler

Features:

  • Aluminium metal construction
  • Small size of 4.8 x 4.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Water coverage area up to 30*30ft
  • Circle spray pattern for 362 degree spraying leaking
  • Power-coat paint to maintain a long life without rust
Name Glorden Flower Design Circular Spot Sprinkler
Ratings on amazon 4.1 out of 5 stars as of November
Best sellers rank #228 in Lawn & Garden Sprinklers
Weight 1.6 ounces
PriceCheck Price
Pros
1. Kids have fun in hot day.
2. The Power-coat paint will definitely last a life time, it won’t be chipping or peeling, It’s very nice and Shinny.
3. Plenty of water comes out, but Softly.
4. It is perfect for grassy areas in the front yard.
Cons
1. Some parents complained that the sprinkler was much smaller and less powerful than I expected.

6. Imperial toy teenage mutant ninja sprinkler

Your baby can enjoy Michelangelo character that sprinkling water. This imperial toy sprinkler is our 6th best and I like it most because of the ease assembling it.

Imperial toy teenage mutant ninja sprinkler

Features:

  • Simply attach the nozzle of the sprinkler to any standard hose and watch it spin
  • Easy to assemble
  • It weighs 11.2 ounces
  • It Measures 7 x 7 x 10.5 inches
Name Imperial toy teenage mutant ninja sprinkler
Ratings on Amazon 3.4 out of 5 stars as of November 2019
Recommended Age 36 months – 5 years
Reviews on Amazon #312 in Outdoor Water Play Sprinklers
PriceCheck Price
Pros
1. It is easy to assemble.
2. Great for parties and cooling off
3. It has a lot of pressure and is perfect for hot weather
Cons
1. Some parents request that if there were more holes to get more water out, it would be more fun.

7. Tidal Storm Hydro Swirl Spinning Sprinkler

Tidal Storm Hydro Swirl Spinning made to this list as the 7th best and I personally liked it most because of the unique sprinkling feature that allows it to swirl as it spins.

Tidal Storm Hydro Swirl Spinning Sprinkler

Features:

  • Easy to use, Connect to a standard garden hose
  • One hydro powered Sprinkler featuring six wiggle tubes | colors may vary
  • Measures 4″ X 8. 75″ X 7. 5″ | plastic |
  • Recommended for kids between the age 4 years – 15 years
  • It weighs 1 pounds
  • 3 AAA batteries required.
Name Tidal Storm Hydro Swirl Spinning Sprinkler
Recommended Age 4 years – 15 years
Ratings on Amazon 3.5 out of 5 stars as of November 2019
Reviews on Amazon #21 in Outdoor Water Play Sprinklers
PriceCheck Price
Pros
1. The Tidal Storm Hydro swirl spinning Sprinkler will entertain the kids all summer long, making playtime fun and cool.
2. This colorful Sprinkler allows kids to twirl the toy to give it a super spin water whirl around the yard.
3. It has a high durability.
Cons
1.If your water pressure is not high enough it will not spin in the center.
2. Sometimes it seems to get a little bit of debris stuck in it that prevents it from spinning.

8. Little tikes beach ball sprinkler

Beach ball sprinkler is what I wish I had when I was a kid. You can be sure that your kid will be safe and can really enjoy this 88″ beach ball. All you need to do is to inflate and hook it to a water hose.

Little tikes beach ball sprinkler

Features:

  • Roll around the giant 88″ beach ball for a splashing good time
  • This cool sprinkler combines fast and fun beach ball action with wild water play
  • Inflate it, hook it up to a water hose and then watch the fun begin
  • It weighs 15.8 ounces
  • It is very easy to set up
Name Little tikes beach ball sprinkler
Recommended Age 18 months – 4 years
Ratings on Amazon 4.0 out of 5 stars as of November 2019
Reviews on Amazon #106 in Beach Balls
Price Check Price
Pros
1. Awarded Parents’ Choice Award by Parents’ Choice Foundation
2. Hours of summertime fun for boys and girls
3. It has a nice light spray, but in all directions, so many people can play at once.
4. It uses less water than you expect hence spares water.
Cons
1. As a parent, I wouldn’t recommend letting the kids tackle or jump on it for safety reasons.

9. Little Tikes Super Spiral Sprinkler

If the beach ball is not the most ideal for your kid, you can try getting your kid this spiral sprinkler that shoots up balls. It is our 9th best sprinkler and comes with 4 balls that your kid can appreciate the full summertime while it last. It is recommended for those above 3 years in age.

Little Tikes Super Spiral Sprinkler

Features:

  • This fun summertime sprinkler features a spiral that shoots up balls with its powerful jet stream.
  • Super Spiral sprinkler is durable for endless hours of outdoor fun
  • Features plastic footed garden spike already molded onto the Super Spiral for easy upright placement in your yard
  • Includes 4 plastic balls
Name Little Tikes Super Spiral Sprinkler
Recommended Age 3 years and above
Ratings on Amazon 3.3 out of 5 stars as of November 2019
Reviews on Amazon #128 in Outdoor Water Play Sprinklers
PriceCheck Price
Pros
1. The quality is great.
2. It is easy to set up and offers tons of fun to your kids.
3. Hours of summertime fun for boys and girls
Cons
1. Some parents noticed that you need to play with the hose pressure in order to have the ball actually balance on top of the water.

10. EITPOTON Sprinkler

Eitpoton is the ideal party sprinkler for kids and it made it to this list coming 10th. It measures 68″ in diameter and comes with a mat that your little one can relax and enjoy the splashing.

EITPOTON Sprinkler

Features:

  • It has a big Sprinkle & Splash Mat of 68 inches for the kids to sit and play during the hot summer season.
  • It is made from 25 mm durable heavy duty PVC, this Sprinkle & Splash play pad promises uncompromising quality.
  • It is easy to set up: Just plug it to a garden hose or PVC tubing, simply adjust water pressure to lower or higher the spray height.
  • The anti-leak material can keep the mat sturdy and stand heavy high strength of extrusion.
Name EITPOTON Sprinkler
Recommended AgeI year – 12 years
Ratings on Amazon 4.5 out of 5 stars as of November 2019
Reviews on Amazon #3 in Outdoor Water Play Sprinklers
PriceCheck Price
Pros
1. It is easy to set-up.
2. It is great fun for your kids especially during the summer season.
Cons
1. When your kids playing, most parents recommend your kids wearing some water shoes or sandals, and be careful of letting your kids step in too quickly.
2. Do NOT place the mat over a hard surface (concrete, patio, driveway, etc).

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Best Trampolines for Kids 2020 – Safety Considered (with Guide)

Best Trampolines for Kids 2020 – Safety Considered (with Guide)

When we asked our small group of parents in our Facebook group about what they knew about the best trampoline available in 2019, one parent who is always excited to share her unique views about baby products wasn’t as excited about trampolines. She mentioned that most available information or ‘third party’ reviews were fake. And she was right.

In 2019, there was a disturbing case that FTC finally settled with a trampoline company which was promoting two brands ( Infinity Trampolines and Olympus Pro Trampolines) using unscrupulous ways. The two brothers created several websites about trampolines and created a fake seal; “Trampoline Safety of America” logo. They also used the internet’s accessibility to leave thousands of fake reviews on legitimate sites.

I had to mention the story above because over 100,000 trampoline injuries are reported every year in the US. Over a million spent time in emergency rooms between 2002 and 2011 and 93% of the injured were children. This is where it hurts most. As a parent myself, I would hate myself knowing that I bought a faulty trampoline that got my child some neurological damage. Yes, one child in every 200 experience permanent neurological damage because of these injuries.

With our aim to remain honest and transparent in our guidance to parents on what they should purchase for their kids, the 10BabyGear team (myself and three other members) reached out to several parents and organizations that have actually tested these trampolines. While some were very supportive because of our objectivity to actually rank and decide which trampoline was the overall best, a few were asking for links. Interesting to note that those who were asking for links had not actually done the tests themselves.

How we ranked the top trampolines of 2020

That aside, we have compiled a list of ten best trampolines that you can rely on as a parent to give your child a safe bouncing environment. Below is a summary of all the important factors we considered:

  1. Safety of the trampoline:
  2. Bounce the trampoline gives
  3. Size and shape
  4. Price and warranty:
  5. Quality of the base/is the base sturdy enough: The best trampolines have sturdy bases and cannot tip over while your baby is bouncing on it. If the base is not weighted, you should make it can be secured to the ground. Make sure your option comes with anchors with no additional cost.

Best Trampolines for Toddlers and Kids in 2020

After considering all the 5 factors above, here are the safest and the best trampolines you can pick from for your kid or kids in 2020:

  1. Springfree Trampolines (Best Safety)
  2. Skywalker Trampoline (Best Value)
  3. Skywalker Trampolines Rectangle
  4. Zupapa Trampoline
  5. Vuly Thunder Trampoline
  6. Skywalker Trampolines Mini Trampoline with Enclosure
  7. Exacme 6W Legs Trampoline with Safety Pad & Enclosure Net & Ladder All-in-One Combo Set

Reviews of the Best Trampolines for Pre-teen Kids in 2020

1. Springfree Trampolines (Best Safety)

Springfree is our overall best trampoline which is ideal for most backyards and ideal for most parties that your kids and teens can think of. Close to 100 parents have rated this trampoline 4.3/5 and most parents liked that it is spring-free and therefore perhaps the safest in the market. Springfree, the company behind this top-rated trampoline replaced metal springs with flexible composite rods under a softEdge mat. You can be sure that the softEdge mat will not let your baby’s fingers and hands wouldn’t be caught.

Here are other reasons we like this top trampoline:

  1. It can support up to 220lb of jumpers’ weight.
  2. There is barely any noise that this trampoline makes thanks to its great design.
  3. The mat absorbs the shock and provides smooth bouncing and on top of the soft bounces, it comes with a basketball hoop.
  4. You can choose from 10ft., 13 ft., 11ft. models.

This trampoline is not the biggest in this list and actually limited to kids only (not adults). Because of the rods, it is definitely the safest and parents that were shocked by the deceit of 2017 mentioned above.

2. Skywalker Trampoline (Best Value)

Skywalker is our second best trampoline for kids. Skywalker is one of the renown brands that was founded in 2004 and is actively engaged with programs that seek to give back to the community. They run an autism awareness program and as one of the popular brands, it gives immense value, without asking much in terms of cost.

If you have a backyard, this can easily be set up at any space outside your home. It is significantly cheaper than Springfree trampolines (#1 above). The springs are placed at intervals creating a very consistent bounce. A basketball is also included but can be attached using velcro. As a parent, I was only satisfied that the net is sewn directly to the jumping pad, and the springs are below.

3. Skywalker Trampolines Rectangle

The rectangular Skywalker brand of trampoline came third and is the favorite for gymnasts as they provide the best bounce. While this brand uses springs, they all operate independently creating an even and coordinated bounce and landing.

The 12-gauge steel frame is very great as it provides an anchor to the frame as it bounces. The bounces on this trampoline are very high but it has net enclosure with no gaps to keep your baby within the bouncing pad.

4. Zupapa Trampoline

Zupapa trampoline made it to this list and as you can see from high ratings of 4.8/5 by over 800 parent reviewers who praised this trampoline, we also ranked it fourth in this list. Zupapa is perhaps the safest trampoline in the market with its TUV certified materials, heavy gauge springs and enclosure without gaps.

5. Vuly Thunder Trampoline

Vuly Thunder Trampoline is our 5th best trampoline that is preferred by parents for the best safest bounces and is only second to the Springfree brand, our first trampoline reviewed above. Although it is expensive, given that it doesn’t use cheap springs but guarantees safety as the jumper can fully avoid the poles.

Unlike Springfree above which uses mat rod for support of the bouncer weight, Vuly Thunder uses leaf springs. Don’t get confused with the leaf springs, Vuly is still springless trampoline.

6.  Skywalker Trampolines Mini Trampoline with Enclosure

Skywalker mini trampolines with enclosures made to this list because of safety, our biggest consideration in all trampoline rankings. It is currently the best-selling trampoline in the ‘Recreational Trampolines’ category on Amazon and regardless of the size you pick, you can get this enclosed trampoline for less than $100.

Skywalker Trampolines Mini

The polyethylene net which makes the enclosure would not let even a finger pass through. That aside, this trampoline that is considered safe for toddlers comes with 3 years warranty. For additional safety and stability of the bouncing kids, it has a 360 degree padded handlebar.

While this trampoline may be considered as a scaled-down version of a regular trampoline, I like it because it almost guarantees you the safety you would want for your toddler. It uses stretch bands and does not have springs (Springfree) which is good and softer on joints, although this limits the bounce height! In addition, it is closer to the ground and is very ideal for indoor bouncing.

7. Exacme 6W Legs Trampoline with Safety Pad & Enclosure Net & Ladder All-in-One Combo Set

Our seventh-best bouncing equipment is a full-set trampoline that is ideal for toddlers, teens and even adults. This trampoline is not the cheapest costing over $400 but it is made of TUV certified material and has GST testing and UV testing approved. The assembled size is; 15ftx15ftx9ft.

This trampoline has the highest weight limit in the market and can support several people bouncing on it at once. In addition to the stronger base and better weight support, this 16-foot trampoline can support weight up to 375lbs, way higher than traditional trampolines that have w limit of 150lbs.

Best Electric Cars for Kids

Best Electric Cars for Kids

Electric cars are just starting to get popular. Kids and adults are getting excited and I’ve put this guide together to help any parent looking for the best and reliable electric car for kids in 2020. You can also find detailed comparison and reviews of the 10 best electric cars for kids and toddlers of all ages from ages 2 to 10 and up.

As a parent with two toddlers, I understand how important electric cars are to kids. The cars give them a sense of freedom and my toddlers usually try showing off their advanced maneuvering skills in different terrains.

We have done extensive research, analyzing over 32,000 reviews of electric cars for kids and consulting three experts who were kind enough to offer their perspective.

Ranking Factors of Electric Cars for Kids

  1. Type of tires
  2. Weight it can support
  3. Space in the car and back storage
  4. Speed of the car

List of top 10 Electric Cars for Kids

  1. Peg Perego John Deere
  2. 12V Ride on Kids Electric Car
  3. Power Wheels Dune Racer
  4. 12V Ride on Lamborgini
  5. 12V Electric Ride Modern-Depo Police Pursuit
  6. Power Wheels Jurassic World
  7. Radio Flyer Tesla Model
  8. Power Wheels Tough Talking Jeep Wrangler
  9. Carbon Black SLS AMG Mercedes Benz
  10. Rollplay GMC Sierra Denali

Reviews of 10 Best Electric Cars for Kids 2019

#1. Peg Perego John Deere: Overall Best

The Peg Perego by John Deere emerged as the overall best electric car for kids in our 2019 list. It is currently the best-selling electric car for kids on Amazon and over 1700 parents have rated it 4.5/5 (average) as of this publication in October 2019. Whether your kids like farming or not, this electric car will get your toddler comfortable and feeling like a real mature farmer. It comes with a detachable trailer and is very ideal for outdoor use, perhaps very ideal if you live in the country. Any toddler from ages 3 to 7 will find this John Deere branded electric car their favorite baby gear.

Aside from being one of our 10 best electric cars in the market, Peg Perego is unique in a few ways that made us rank it top ahead of others in this list. Some of the features we really like are:

  1. Flip-up armrests
  2. Adjustable seat
  3. Two-speed levels and a reverse gear

The table below summarizes the features of John Perego electric car:

Name Peg Perego John Deere
Weight130 lbs
Warranty2 years
Manufactured Fort Wayne, Indiana 
Power Up 12-volt rechargeable battery and charger included
Speeds 2 ½ or 4 ½ mph on grass, dirt or hard surfaces (4 ½ mph lockout for beginners)
Ages 3-8-year-olds
Weight Capacity Can hold up to 130 lbs 

Other Features:

  • Peg Perego John Deere is great for toddlers from age 3 to age 7
  • It has high traction wheels that enable it to maintain good friction on the ground and avoid sliding
  • You can choose from 2 speeds and can also reverse it
  • It supports your kid for up to a maximum of 85 pounds
  • It weighs 50 pounds
  • It has a radio that connects to FM frequency.
Pros
1. The design is unique and very adorable.
2. The battery power is great for a kids’ toy.
3. It really has good traction on grass even when it is kinda wet.
4. It is easy to assemble
Cons
1.It is quite expensive compared to other power wheels.
2. It is not very efficient on concrete or blacktop.
3. There are a ton of steps to change out the battery of the radio.
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#2. 12V Ride on Kids Electric Car: Best for Off-road

Best Choice Products 12V Ride is the second-best electric car for kids in 2019. It is the best electric car for kids who are 3 years old. Over 1400 parents have rated it 4.1/5 (average) as of this publication in October 2019. The truck is built large, scaled small, for your kid’s biggest adventures.

Features:

  • Weighs 45 lbs
  • It is recommended for kids from the age of 3 years
  • The run time is 1 – 2 hours
  • The battery is rechargeable and it comes together with a charger
  • A built-in AUX outlet allows your kid to plug into their music of choice.
Name Best Choice Products 12V Ride On Car Truck w/ Remote Control, 3 Speeds, Spring Suspension, LED Light – Red
Rating and Ranking on Amazon 4.1 out of 5 stars
#3 in Kids’ Electric Vehicles
Age recommendation3+years
Weight limit Depends on the size of your kid
Price  $249.99 as per October 2019
Speed Range 1.75-3.75 mph
Charge Time 8-12 hrs
Specifications
Specifications:
Overall Dimensions: 45”(L) x 31”(W) x 31”(H)
Seat: 15.5”(L) x 7.5”(W)
Wheels: 14”(Dia) each
Weight Capacity: 65 lbs.
Weight: 45 lbs.
Material: ABS Plastic
Car Battery: Rechargeable 12V 7Ah (included)
Controller Battery: (2) 1.5 AAA (not included)
Charge Time: 8-12 hrs
Run Time: 1-2 hrs
Speed Range: 1.75-3.75 mph
Recommended for ages: 3+ years
Assembly required (with instructions)

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Pros
1. It has excellent and amazing torque, and traction.
2. It is easy to assemble and works efficiently.
3. Great parent controller and good music.
4. Batteries are easy to change as long as you get the right measurements.
Cons
1. The radio is not very easy to use without instructions.
2. The wheels are not always perfectly aligned.
3. Not suggested to use on wet grass.
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#3. Power Wheels Dune Racer

Power Wheels Dune Racer is the third-best electric car for kids in 2019. It is the best electric car for kids between the ages of 3 years to 7 years. Over 700 parents have rated it 4.2/5 (average) as of this publication in October 2019. This fun car has 2 forward drive speeds ( 2.5 mph and 5 mph ), and a 12-volt rechargeable battery. It weighs 68.7 pounds. The Dune Racer offers hours of fun.

Features

  • Monster Traction system drives on rough terrain, hard surfaces, and wet grass.
  • It supports your kid for up to a maximum of 130 pounds
  • It has a Power Lock Brake System.
  • Drives 2.5 mph and 5 mph forward and 2.5 mph in reverse.
  • Metal sidebars for hand support.
  • Includes 12-volt battery and charger.
Name Power Wheels Dune Racer, Green
Rating and Ranking on Amazon 4.2 out of 5 stars
Age recommendation 3 – 7 years
Weight limit 130 pounds
Price  $293.31 as per October 2019
Battery 1 12V batteries required.
Pros
1. Once charged, it lasts for hours.
2. Easy to assemble when you use the step by step instructions.
3. The Size is big enough for 2 kids to easily fit comfortably .
4. It has 2 velcro lap-belts for some safety.
5. Forward in two speeds (2.5/5MPH), Reverse in one (2.5MPH).
Cons
1. The wheels are hard plastic and start slipping going on hard surfaces.
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#4. Best Choice Products Kids 12V Ride

Best Choice Products Kids 12V Ride is the fourth-best electric car for kids in 2019. It is the best electric car for kids between the ages of 4 years. Over 49 parents have rated it 4.4/5 (average) as of this publication in October 2019.

Great adventure awaits kids with this Lamborghini Aventador sports car ride. Kids can ride on their own but for peace of mind, parents can step in with a remote control to ensure they are safe.

Features:

  • It comes with a rechargeable 12V battery that allows for enough playtime.
  • It has a maximum speed of 3.7 mph
  • The remote has speed selection and forward/reverse controls.
Name Best Choice Products Kids 12V Ride On Electric Lamborghini w/ 2 Speeds, LED Lights/Sounds, Red
Rating and Ranking on Amazon 4.4 out of 5 stars
Age recommendation 3 years and above
Weight Limit Can only support one kid
Price $269.99 as per October 2019.
Pros
1. It is easy to assemble.
2. The remote control allows you to stop the vehicle and speed settings.
3. When turned on, it makes an engine start noise.
4. It has a working radio and the lights are great.
Cons
1. Remote is hard to connect and does not have an on or off button.
2.It is quite heavy
3. The doors are harder for the kids to open and also step in or out of.
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#5. Modern-Depo Police Pursuit 12V Electric Ride

Modern-Depo Police Pursuit Car 12V Dual Drive Children’s Electric Ride is the fifth-best electric car for kids in 2019. It is the best electric car for kids who are 2 years old. Over 34 parents have rated it 3.4/5 (average) as of this publication in October 2019.

It is a car with lots of features for the price. 2 speeds, siren, roof and grill lights, a working microphone and a PA system, and additional songs played through a built-in speaker.

Features:

  • It can be controlled by parents with the provided remote control or driven manually by kids.
  • It supports your kid for up to a maximum of 77 pounds
  • Realistic multicolor LED lights that border the top of the windshield, headlights, & side mirrors. This gives kids the feeling of being on duty.
  • It includes a real siren, horn, MP3, USB socket, seat belts for safety, adjustable volume and engine sounds, and two varying speeds i.e high and low.
  • It has doors that can be opened.
Modern-Depo Police Pursuit 12V Electric Ride
Modern-Depo Police Pursuit 12V Electric Ride
NameGRTVF Police Pursuit Car 12V Dual Drive Children’s Electric Ride 2.4G Remote Control Police Car Toy Alarm Flash Walkie Talkie Bumper Double Open Door
Rating and Ranking on Amazon3.4 out of 5 stars
Age Recommendation2 years and above
Weight77 pounds
Price $159.99 as per October 2019
Specifications
Specifications:
Product Size: 116 x 63 x 55 cm

Electric pedal controlled and 2.4G four-way remote controlled

Multifunctional steering wheel with music effects

With mp3

usb socket

adjustable volume

With power display

With intercom

With siren sound and flashing light

Four-wheel suspension

Openable doors

Pull handle with roller

With dashboard lamp

Two motors

Product load bearing: 30kg.

Product motor: 35W.

Gross weight of products: 17kg.

Product battery: 12V7AH battery.

Product speed: 3-6km/h.

Product material: ABS plastic, electronic components
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Pros
1. It has doors that can be opened.
2. It can be controlled by parents with the provided remote control.
3. It is easy to assemble.
Cons
1. There are some functions that depend on the instructions entirely.
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6. Power Wheels Jurassic World, Jeep Wrangler

Power Wheels Jurassic World, Jeep Wrangler Ride is the sixth-best electric car for kids in 2019. It is the best electric car for kids who are 5 years old. Over 600 parents have rated it 4.1/5 (average) as of this publication in October 2019.

Your young adventurer knows just what to do; hop into their Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler vehicle and get moving and enjoy the moment. It has awesome styling, Jurassic Park graphics and exciting dino-chase sounds, and a real working light bar. Your kids will feel like they are driving the real car.

Features:

  • Cool dinosaur sounds and realistic Jeep Wrangler ‘chase’ sounds.
  • Real working light bar and roomy storage area.
  • Two seats and holds a maximum weight of 130 lb (59 kg).
  • Enhanced durability and performance
  • It drives on hard surfaces and grass at 2.5 mph and 5 mph i.e 4 and 8 km/h.
Power Wheels Jurassic World, Jeep Wrangler
Power Wheels Jurassic World, Jeep Wrangler
Name Power Wheels Jurassic World, Jeep Wrangler Ride
Rating and Ranking on Amazon 4.1 out of 5 stars
Age Recommendation 3 years – 7 years
Weight Limit 130 pounds
Price $299.00 as per October 2019
Pros
1. Parent-controlled high-speed lockout for the baby beginners and Power-Lock Brakes thatb ensure safety.
2. Real working light bar, roomy storage area, and doors that open & close when need be.
3. It includes 12-volt battery and charger.
Cons
1. It is not very easy to assemble.
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Boxed

7. Radio Flyer Tesla Model

Radio Flyer Tesla Model Ride is seventh-best electric car for kids in 2019. It is the best electric car for kids who are 6 years old and 7 years old. It has been rated at 4.7/5 (average) as of this publication in October 2019.

Features:

  • Working Headlights
  • Spacious interior
  • Working horns
  • It has a front trunk
  • It supports your kid for up to a maximum of 81 pounds
Name Radio Flyer Tesla Model Ride
Rating and Ranking on Amazon 3.9 out of 5 stars
Age Recommendation 3 years – 8 years
Weight Limit 81.0 lbs
Price
Pros
1. It is easy to charge
2. It is easy to assemble
3. It has MP3 sound system
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8. Power Wheels Tough Talking Jeep Wrangler

Power Wheels Tough Talking Jeep Wrangler Ride is eighth-best electric car for kids in 2019. It is the best electric car for kids who are 4 years old to 7 years old. Over 39 parents have rated it 4.3/5 (average) as of this publication in October 2019.

This fun car comes with pre-loaded music and sounds so the children can have a great time while driving. The car is built tough, so your kids can have as much fun as possible while ensuring safety and security. It has realistic Jeep details and also a spacious seat.

Features:

  • Realistic Jeep Wrangler styling and cool flame graphics.
  • Spacious rear storage area that hold more than one kid.
  • Tough Talking microphone that has voice-amplifying speaker and fun sound effects.
  • Drives 2.5 and 5 mph (4 and 8 km/h) max. forward
  • Drives 2.5 mph (4 km/h) max. reverse
Power Wheels Tough Talking Jeep Wrangler
Power Wheels Tough Talking Jeep Wrangler
Name Power Wheels Tough Talking Jeep Wrangler
Rating and Ranking on Amazon 4.3 out of 5 stars
Age Recommendation 3 years – 7 years
Weight Limit 69 pounds
Price $298.42 as per October 2019
Pros
1. It is easy to assemble.
2. It has two speeds going forward.
3. All the buttons and sounds work and they are lovely and loud.
Cons
1. It does not have a seat belt.
2. There is just one pedal and there is no separate brake pedal.
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Boxed

9. Carbon BLACK SLS AMG Mercedes Benz Car for Kids

Carbon BLACK SLS AMG Mercedes Benz Car for Kids is ninth-best electric car for kids in 2019. It is the best electric car for kids who are 2 years old to 6 years old. Over 80 parents have rated it 4.3/5 (average) as of this publication in October 2019.

Your kid will enjoy and experience a comfortable ride because it has realistic mirrors and they can play their music from the phone. The car also has a large space for your kids.

Features:

  • Two speeds and two motors with a Maximum Speed of 3 Mph – 6 Mph.
  • It has Rubber Traction Band integrated wheels for a smooth and safe ride for your kid.
  • Soft Harness Seat Belt
  • LED Lights around Seat
  • It has both reverse and forward switch.
  • It has a built-in MP3 Player, Plays files from USB Flash Drive or Micro SD card.
  • The music sounds and the horn are on the steering wheel.
  • It has realistic doors and windows that can be opened, Floor Mat kid’s electric car.
  • It has an electric brake system, gradual acceleration and reliable braking.
Carbon BLACK SLS AMG Mercedes Benz Car for Kids,
Carbon BLACK SLS AMG Mercedes Benz
Name Carbon BLACK SLS AMG Mercedes Benz Car for Kids, 12V Powered Kids Ride On Car
Rating and Ranking on Amazon 4.3 out of 5
#45 in Kids’ Electric Vehicles
Age Recommendation 2 years – 6 years
Weight Limit 66 pounds
Price $499.99 as per October 2019
Pros
1. It is easy to assemble.
2. It has a digital screen programmed with lots of entertainment such as frozen music and videos.
3. The remote option is awesome such that you can control the car before your child can’t figure it out yet.
Cons
1. It doesn’t come with rubber wheels but with plastic wheels and also a rubber strip.
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Boxed

10. Rollplay GMC Sierra Denali 12 Volt Ride-On Vehicle, Black

Rollplay GMC Sierra Denali 12 Volt Ride-On Vehicle is tenth-best electric car for kids in 2019. It is the best electric car for kids who are 3 years old to 8 years old. Over 200 parents have rated it 3.7/5 (average) as of this publication in October 2019.

The Rollplay designs and markets products want to provide empowering play experiences to your child.

Features:

  • Weight capacity allowance of 130 pounds.
  • High-speed lockout with 5 mph maximum forward speed and 2.5 mph maximum reverse speed.
  • It has two opening doors and opening tailgate that makes playing with friends fun.
  • It lets you check how much of playtime is left. 12V ride-on charge time is 8 hours -12 hours.
  • It has rubber traction strips on tires that makes off-roading a breeze.
  • It has MP3 jack that lets your child jam out while she or he rides.
  • Real Sounds and Headlights that your kid will love.
  • It is easy to charge
Rollplay GMC Sierra Denali 12 Volt Ride-On Vehicle, Black
Rollplay GMC Sierra Denali
Name Rollplay GMC Sierra Denali 12 Volt Ride-On Vehicle, Black
Rating and Ranking on Amazon 3.7 out of 5
Age Recommendation 3 years – 8 years
Weight Limit 130 pounds
Price $399.99 as per October 2019
Pros
1. It is easy to assemble.
2. It has two opening doors
3. It is easily chargeable
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Boxed

Electric Cars for Kids Buyer Guide:

Below are some of the features you should closely look out for when purchasing any of the above 10 best electric cars.

  • Safety: If your kid is below 3 years of age, you should get an electric car with safety belt straps to keep your baby. For safety reasons, make sure the car can also be locked and that your baby wouldn’t be able to start driving out on their own without some way of controlling.
  • Speed: Speed settings in various electric cars for kids vary and if your baby is just starting out to drive, you can get one with speed controls that would not endanger your little one. The speed ranges from 3 to 5 miles per hour, although there are some that exceed 5m/h. Also, some cars come with the ‘lock-out’ option which is another layer of safety for kids still learning to get used to speed of moving objects.
  • Weight capacity: Watch out of weight limitations in the car you’re considering so your baby won’t be locked out from using it because of it weight limits
  • Durability: You won’t want an electric car that will fail barely 6 months after purchasing it. Pick a durable one that will last for at least 2 years.
  • Remote control: Pick an electric car for your kid that uses a remote if you think you need one. This is an additional safety gadget.
  • Suspension: Get an electric car with shock absorbers to ensure a smooth ride for your kid.
Best Baby Activity Centers 2020

Best Baby Activity Centers 2020

About Baby Activity Centers

If you are looking for a top-rated baby activity center or exersaucer, you are probably looking forward to having your baby engaged with toys, bouncing items, spinning items, and interactive games. I know this as I have been there but it will surprise you that I knew very little about activity centers a few years ago.

Before we review the safest activity centers you should consider, let’s first look at some basics. If you’d like to jump straight to our list, click here.

What is a baby activity center?

A baby activity center is a saucer or a table that acts as a support for baby’s gym. Babies of six months or older can start using an activity center to sit and can get to play with toys and entertain themselves by listening to music and sounds.

Below is an image of a baby activity center showing a baby seated and having fun.

What is a baby activity center

I was in my best friend’s baby shower when I got to know about baby activity centers. One mum who had gotten a Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo as a baby shower gift went on to explain how it was going to enable my friend to have her hands back. At that time, I didn’t appreciate much how much of a relief it would be to get the baby fully engaged and not needing the mummy’s attention.

Baby Activity CentersAge

Wondering which age your baby can start using an activity center?

Baby activity centers are recommended to be used when your baby reaches the age of 6 months. Your baby can use the exersaucer until the age of 18 months. Before 6 months, you’d need to play gym for your baby.

You should, however, note that baby activity centers are not considered or associated with any baby’s developmental stage. It is considered a gear of convenience and we went on to ask 6 parents about the most ideal age for the baby activity center. We found two of the parents indicating that they started using the activity center when the baby attained age of 4 months. In other words, 33% of the parents had used it earlier than our recommended age.

A lot of research and development efforts (and $$) have been put by experts and companies to make the most engaging baby activity centers to enable your baby to get fully engaged when you want them to be.

Unlike toys, activity centers have add-on features that allow your baby to bounce, sit, sway and explore any environment with a smile that will get you excited about being a parent. Of course, you’ll get the smile because you won’t need to hold your baby to have them be quiet, letting you do other things – parent activities such as filing your taxes or voting wisely in the next local, state or national election.

How We Ranked the Best Baby Activity Centers

To arrive at our list of top 10 activity centers that you can choose from, we used the following factors to rank each of the centers on our list:

  1. Activity Center Safety and Stability: We always have safety as our number one consideration for any baby gear we recommend to parents. This factor, safety, and stability weighed more than 20% of our overall ranking and we strongly advise that you look out for brands with a good safety reputation. Don’t take a chance with your baby.
  2. Age Appropriateness and Adaptability: We considered age appropriateness of difference centers and those that grow with your child scored better than those only suited for a specific age.
  3. Center Features: Different centers come in different styles and themes. Those with additional functionalities and features such as bouncing scored better than stationary ones.

Our Top Exersaucers List in 2020

The table below shows all our top 10 activity centers you can find in 2020:

NAMERATING AS OF 5/10/2019CHECK PRICE ON aMAON
Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo4.7/5 Check price
Skip Hop Explore Activity Center 4.7/5 Check price
Evenflo Jump and Learn Exersaucer 4.4/5 Check price
Baby Einstein Activity Jumper 4.5/5 Check price
Bright Starts Around We Go Activity Center 4.4/5 Check price
Evenflo Triple Fun Active Learning Center 4.2/5 Check price
Bright Starts Bounce – A – Round Activity Center 4.5/5 Check price
Oribel Porta Play 4 in 1 Foldable Travel Activity Center 4.7/5 Check price
Skip Hop Baby Treetop Friends Activity Gym 4.6/5 Check price
Bright Starts Tummy Time Prop & Play Activity Center 4.4/5 Check price

Reviews of our Top Baby Activity Centers

1. Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo is our overall best activity center in 2020 and it came top on this list because of its excellent simulation. It provides good exercise for muscle development and over 10,000 parents that have reviewed it on Amazon have given it an average of 4.7/5 (as of Feb 19, 2020).

As of this update on Feb 2020, Fisher-Price Jumperoo is the 2nd best-selling jumper on Amazon and we couldn’t agree more. According to Helium10 data, Fisher-Price shipped 3,343 units of this exersaucer on Amazon.

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo Sales Jan - Feb 2020.JPG

This baby gear is the best baby jumperoo activity center and our overall top baby activity center by Fisher-Price.

Here is a short video showing this exersaucer:

Why we like it: It is manufactured by a trusted brand name and it provides excellent baby muscle exercise and development. Editor Rating: 9/10

Here are the specs:

  • Weight: 15 lbs
  • 31” x 32” x 32”
  • Max weight: 25lbs
  • Requires batteries
  • Suitable for babies 6+ months

The table shows the features and specifically why I included we included in our top activity centers of 2019:

Name Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo
To consider Made by a trusted brand and have excellent muscle development and simulation features
Current Ranking on Amazon #9 in Infant Bouncers & Rockers
Date released to the marketMarch 20, 2019
Item weight18lbs
Why we included It is great in assisting your baby to build their neck, back, core and legs strength. Its seat also swivels a full 360 degrees allowing babies the entire room
Price Currently, cost $105 (on 5/10/2019) but can check price today here

Why we like:

  • Though stationary, parents can be hand-free
  • Increase muscle strength
  • Very easy to assemble (how?)

Why we don’t like it very much:

  • Not very portable
  • Take very much space (how much?)
  • Some overhead toys are not reachable for younger babies

2. Skip Hop Explore

Skip Hop Explore

Skip Hop Explore is our second best baby activity center in 2020 and in Jan 2020, Skip Hop Explore is the best-selling toddler table on Amazon. This activity center comes in a grey and white seat and a white table which lets the baby rotate in a 360-degrees angle.

Name Skip Hop Explore
Age recommendationFrom 4 months age
Dimensions (LxWxH): 31 x 31 x 18.5 Inch; 79 x 79 x 47 cm
Why We like it 360-degree rotation and several 25+ developmental activities
Date released to the market
Current rating on Amazon (Oct 23, 2019)4.7/5 by over 100 parents
ColorWhite table and grey-white seat
Weight 6.8 Kg

3. Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump and Learn Jumper

Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump and Learn Jumper is our third best activity center that you can get for your baby. It is made of polyester and made it to this list specifically for its several 58 learning activities that your toddler will really like.

This activity center can be used by girls or boys and while it is a few dollars more expensive than Skip Hop Explore, Evenflo is (in Jan 2020), the 26th best-selling Baby Doorway Jumpers on Amazon.

Name Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump and Learn Jumper
Age recommendation Birth to 3 Months
Dimensions 9.8 x 23.2 x 28.9 inches
Why We like it Several fun activities, 50+
Date released to the market
Current rating on Amazon (Jan 2020)4.5/5 by over 800 parents
ColorComes in three colors, Jungle Quest (green) Jam Session (white and black), and Safari Friends (White and green)
Weight22.2 pounds

4. Baby Einstein Activity Jumper

Baby Einstein activity jumper is one of the jumpers that made it to our list of top activity centers in 2020. It is a fairly priced center for your baby, selling at a price close to that of Skip Hop Explore we reviewed above.

NameBaby Einstein Activity Center
Age recommendation
Dimensions
Why We like it Seat swivels 360 degrees so baby can choose activities; 3 entertaining activity stations & 12+ activities
Date released to the market
Current rating on Amazon (Jan 2020)4.5/5 by over 1,481 parents
Colormulti-colored
Weight 9.06 pounds

5. Evenflo Triple Fun Active Learning Center

Evenflo Triple Fun Active Learning Center made it to our overall list of best activity centers you can find in 2020. It is made of plastic and is manufactured abroad, not American-made. Over 900 parents had rated it 4.3/5 in Jan 2020 and for less than $150, you can get your baby this machine-washable-pad activity center. You can choose from two options of dark-green and light-green colors.

Name Evenflo Triple Fun Active Learning Center
Age recommendation
Dimensions 30 x 30 x 31.5 inches
Why We like it 3-position height adjustment grows with baby seat locks in multiple positions
Removable, machine-washable pad; 360-degree spin
Date released to the market
Current rating on Amazon (Jan 2020)4.3/5
Color dark-green and light-green
Weight 21.6 pounds

6. Oribel PortaPlay 4-in-1 Foldable Travel Activity Center

Oribel Portaplay is a highly rated activity center, rated 4.7/5, that made it to this list of best activity centers in 2020. Oribel is Amazon’s Choice product and comes in three colors; green, grey and combo.

Oribel PortaPlay 4-in-1
Oribel PortaPlay 4-in-1

One of the features that make this play center suitable for traveling parents is the fact that it is foldable and light.

The table below has more features:

Name Oribel PortaPlay 4-in-1 Foldable Travel Activity Center
Age recommendation5 months to 5 years
Dimensions 26.8 x 26.8 x 18.1 inches
Why We like it foldable
Date released to the market
Current rating on Amazon (Jan 2020)4.7/5
Color
Weight 13.23 pounds

7. Delta Children 3-in-1 Activity Center

Delta Children 3-in-1 activity center made it to this list of top baby activity centers in 2019. This activity center is designed and manufactured by Delta Children, a renowned manufacturer of children’s products founded in 1967. This activity center made it to this list specifically because of its adjustable height and can serve as a baby walker and as well as a jumper and as an activity center.

The three height adjustment levels allow this activity center to grow with your baby

The table below summarizes the features and specification of this activity center:

Name Delta Children Lil’ Play Station 3-in-1 Activity Walker
Age recommendation For children weighing up to 25 pounds and up to 30 Inches
Dimensions 25.98 Inches x 29.53 Inches x 25.2 Inches
Why We like it Your baby has 4 ways to play with this activity center as it can easily be converted from baby walker to rocker, stationary activity center or bouncer. It is also machine-washable seat pad.
Date released to the market
Current rating on Amazon (Oct 23, 2019)3.8/5 by over 180 parents
Color Blue/Green
Weight 14.5  pounds
Pros
1. JPMA certified and is considered a safe activity center that meets and exceed safety standards set by CPSC and ASTM
2. It is a 3-in-1 gear that can be used as a rocker, jumper and as a stationary activity center
3. Has a 360 degrees rotating seat and features interactive toys
4. You can definately expect to get value for your money with this activity center
Cons
1. Does not come with batteries yet it requires two AA batteries
2. The walker does not work very well.

We will continually add more reviews of our top baby activity centers. Kindly check up some time before Mid October for more reviews and ranking of all our top baby activity centers you can choose from.

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