Bazoongi Nuclear Bounce House From Hayneedle

August 17, 2011 by  
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Summer is still in full swing at our house and even though the kids are back to school, my two are still at home and want to be outdoors as much as two little boys can be.  As a stay at home mom, it can be difficult finding things for the boys to do when the neighborhood kids aren’t around, and when they are bored with their own yard.  Many times, I need to get things done inside and they want to be outside and I certainly want to encourage them being as active as they can, rather than sitting inside.

Recently, we were given the opportunity to review the Bazoongi Nuclear Bounce House from Hayneedle and let me tell you, that, this is the best thing since slice bread.  If you want to get your kids moving, and excited to be outdoors, this will surely make them jump with excitement. When I told the boys what was in the box, they couldn’t wait. The great thing is, that I can put it right out in my backyard and keep a close eye on them.

Set up was super easy and I had two little helpers by my side.  The bounce house is actually rolled up like a sleeping bag, and you simply unroll it, and unfold it, stake it down, and attach the blower and it is fully inflated in about a minute.  The  stakes help  keep the Bazoongi Bounce House in place,  so it doesn’t move around while jumping and your children don’t blow away.   The best part is that it keeps them active, happy and busy while they are outside and they aren’t sitting in front of the television.

The Bazoongi Nuclear Bounce House is also compact in size but offers plenty of bouncing room for 1-3 kiddos.  The maximum weight limit is 200lbs which makes it perfect for younger kids. The bounce house itself, is made of  semi-commercial-grade, puncture-resistant PVC material and seems to withstand all the boys tumbling, bouncing and running with absolutely no problems.  The entire bounce house is enclosed in netting.  The front entrance can be zippered clothes and attached by click in tethers, so no one is going to fall out.

Because of its compact size 9ft x 9ft,  it  fits nicely indoors!  We have a basically empty dining room and it fits nicely in there.  So on rainy days and in the winter when the kids are stuck inside, I can bring their outdoor bouncing fun indoors!  I have tried this already on several occasions and it’s a big hit.  At first, I thought they would bump into the walls but the netting around it and the bounce house foundation goes well past the netting so this was avoided.    The boys were bouncing, running circles, doing somersaults, and just having a giggling good time all inside the confines of the bounce house.  After a day of bouncing, they slept like rocks and as a parent, you can surely appreciate that.

The boys have a myriad of outdoor toys from scooters, to bikes, to their Power Wheels, and I love that I can actually put this bounce house away!  The first time I had to put it away (you know how stuff never goes back in the way it came), I struggled a little bit trying to get it folded and rolled small enough to fit into the provided duffel bag.  I found that if you kind of lean into it while rolling it up (just like a sleeping bag), it gets all the air out and fits nicely in the bag to be put away and I was also able to fit the blower in the same bag and store it in our coat closet. The Bazoongi Nuclear  Bounce House, retails for $269.99 at Hayneedle.

We love our new Bazoongi Bounce House from Hayneedle where you can buy even more than just great outdoor things for the kids.  They have everything you can possibly imagine in one place.  You can buy just about anything your heart desires from Hayneedle,  and to help you do that, Hayneedle and DoubleBugs has a a $50 gift card to Hayneedle to help get your shopping started!

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**The bounce house was provided by Hayneedle   for review, all the opinions expressed here are that of my own**

 

 

 

 

The bounce house itself, is made of  semi-commercial-grade, puncture-resistant PVC material and seems to withstand all the boys tumbling, bouncing and running with absolutely no problems.  The entire bounce house is enclosed in netting.  The front entrance can be zippered clothes and attached by click in tethers, so no one is going to fall out.

Sprig Toys

April 19, 2009 by  
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It wasn’t until I became a parent that toys became something of interest for me.   I never really paid attention to what was out on the market until all the recent scares and recalls of toys that contained lead.   After that, I started to pay closer attention to the choices I made for the boys.  I am a huge fan of wooden toys, and  eco-friendly toys.  Not only are these particular toys safer for your child but they are environmentally friendly.

I was recently introduced to Sprig Toys. At Sprig Toys, they have a collective desire to keep kids active and the planet healthy. Team Sprig is dedicated to infusing creativity, smart design, quality manufacturing, earth-friendly materials, product satisfaction and responsible business practices into a superior line of fun, kid-powered toys.

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We got the chance to try out the Sprig Hollow set of toys. Dunebug, Dragonfly, and Bee and Butterfly’s farm. Each toy in the set can double as a tool of some kind or whatever your child can dream up. And the best thing about these toys is the fact that I don’t have to plunk batteries in them to make them go. It is so refreshing to have toys around that don’t talk when you bump into them, or sing and shout at you in the morning hours. We took ours out to the sandbox and the boys simply loved them so much that, I couldn’t get them out of the box for a good hour. The toys are simple, but have so much function and encourage your child’s imagination. I wasn’t sure if the boys would figure out what to do with them, so I was curious to see how their little minds worked. As soon as they hit the sandbox, it was as if they knew what to do, and they were scooping, driving, playing, and digging in a matter of seconds.I t was almost as if they couldn’t get enough, and they were so excited. All of the pieces can be interchangeable so the possibilities are endless.

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Sprig Toys definitely get this mommy’s seal of approval and are perfect for endless hours of childhood imaginative play. Although these toys don’t make fancy noises, they are probably superior to those that do, simply because they allow your child to be creative. There is so little today in the way of toys that do just that. Check out Sprig Toys and put the imagination back into play.