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Its always a big and an important question what to look for when buying outdoor trampoline for our kids. We all know that they are not cheap and when we decided it’s time for a purchase, we want to spend our money as best as we can. It is a big difference buying something for 10-20 pounds or spending between 100 and 300 or more. Buying the right trampoline has been a dilemma also in our family. If I am honest, children wouldn’t made any fuss about it as long as its on our garden as soon as possible.

Our advice on trampoline buying process

Delivery time would be the big issue for them for sure, and only issue. this is the thing with kids, when you mention to them that we will be buying something for our garden, trampoline for example, next question would be, is it coming now, will we be jumping on new trampoline in afternoon, can we invite friends over this afternoon,… they do not worry about all the important questions we have. And if I admit, is the right way, they need to worry about having fun.

But it’s a different story for parents, when we search on internet “what to look out for when buying trampoline?” We want a trampoline that would be safe for our children and would provide hours and hours of fun. I think that trampoline is a very useful exercise for our children development if it’s used as advised and recommended by manufacturer.

It is true, that sometimes you could see 5-6 children jumping on trampoline at the same time and in most cases jumping would end with accidents and crying. That’s why is Very Important that we are adhering to what is stated in the user’s guide.

Indoor vs Outdoor Trampoline

There are trampolines that can be used indoor, but this are mostly for large sports facilities and are not meant for general home use. Most of the indoor trampolines are large professional type of trampolines that are mostly used by professionals that have different requirements. There are some indoor trampolines that can be used in a regular home, but they can be used mostly by small children as most houses don’t have ceilings high enough to give the necessary space for jumping indoors. We will focus this post mostly on outdoor trampolines as this is what the majority of recreational users will use.

Key points to consider when buying an outdoor trampoline for your child

Important questions you want to ask yourself before you decide which trampoline you will buy:

Buying guide

  1. What are the weight limits?
  2. Do we need an enclosure?
  3. Should we have handlebars for children, helping them to climb up?
  4. Seize that would be enough for our family?
  5. What are safety features?
  6. Which manufacturer is most recommended?
  7. Is seize of mat surface area important?
  8. Does it come with a warranty?
  9. Are there any spare parts available?
  10. Does it have UV protected padding?

It could also be a good idea to bring your youngest ones to a trampoline park so they can get familiar with jumping in a safe environment.

And maybe soon your kids will be able to perform tricks like this on new trampoline.

The Cybex Solution Q3 – Fix car seat combines the latest safety insights with the most innovative materials and safety research. It is intended for Group 2 + 3, from 15-36 kg, forward facing only.

Cybex solution q3-fix is also known as a highest safety car solution at all times.
The patented adjustable head restraint prevents the baby’s head from slipping down while sleeping and gives your child a perfect support.

The interaction between the patented head restraint with the ability to change the inclination prevents dangerous head tilt during sleep, and the optimized linear collision protection system (L.S.P. System Plus) ensures the highest level of safety and comfort. It is adjustable in 3 different positions and safely shifts the center of the head slightly back. In the event of a side impact, the little head shall remain in the safe area of the seat and give support to your child.

The new automatic height and width adjustment system allows flexible and optimum alignment of the car seat to the size of the child. The new airflow system guarantees a comfortable temperature during sitting in hot days.

Tilting backrest: Thanks to the tilt function, the seat perfectly adapts to the car seat.
The optimum inclination of the head restraint prevents the child’s head from swinging while sleeping. The head is actively guided into a safe position.

The indispensable element in the children’s car seat Solution is surely a safe concept of a 3-step adjustment of the head support. Thanks to the adjustment, the child’s head is positioned backwards to prevent dangerous sleep during sleep. The child’s sensitive area of the head and neck is protected against side crashes and the car seat will remain in the safe zone surrounded by the head and side shields. In addition to improving the child restraint safety zone, the patented head rest provides a comfortable position during sleep.
System safety feature: Impact power is reduced by the use of individually adjustable protection in the event of a side impact, and the child’s head is effectively guided into a safe and supportive position.

Car seat that grow with a child
Most children reach 55% of their total height up to 3 years of age, up to 12 years of age up to 89% of height. This results in an average growth of 23inches during the period when the child uses a car seat.

With the aim of providing the best possible protection and comfort for the entire duration of the car seat, the CYBEX Solution Q3-fix child seat is equipped with automatic height and width adjustment – a new safety mechanism for optimum alignment of the car seat with the child’s body. The simple mechanism allows the 11-degree adjustment of the car seat using one arm, and the height and width can be adjusted at the same time. The seat can be raised by 3 inches in width and 1 inch in height. Therefore, the child will always be in the optimal position of the safety zone of the car seat, which covers the protection of the head and shoulders.

Air flow system – for optimal temperature while in a car seat
The airflow system offers comfortable seating temperature, even on hot days.
The new milestone in the comfort package for the Solution Q3-fix car seat are surely the mesh channels for the flow of air that run from the backrest over the other components of the car seat.

The air circulates through the ventilation holes on the front of the car seat and under the seat cover and it is separated away from the child by means of additional openings in the backrest. This ensures a comfortable temperature during sitting even on hot days.

Optimized linear collision protection system
An optimized linear collision protection system absorbs energy in a collision at a very early stage.
The new fitting width matches perfectly with an optimized linear collision protection system (L.S.P. System Plus). In the event of a lateral collision, the force is then systematically reduced by means of additional safety pads, as well as by the shoulder and head guards. At the same time, it allows the kinetic energy to absorb in the event of an accident in very upward phases, and the head is automatically directed to a safe position.

Safety, design and functionality
The tradition of Cybex continues with the Platinum car seat modes and it is possible to choose among many colors and two textile variants.
Comfortable version: the soft and comfortable version of Platinum car seats includes 10 color combinations.

Version Plus: Plus version features a characteristic look through exclusive and durable textiles with the effects of the twill in the appearance of the denim (denim). These car seats are available in 5 different colors.
Isofix Connect provides extra stability and security and is also used in vehicles that are not equipped with Isofix.

Adjusting the headrest inclination means that the child seat is fully adjusted to the seat in the vehicle.
Very soft seat cushion for increased comfort.

Appropriate physical activity facilitates pregnancy and childbirth. Different opinions are heard about the meaning and benefits of movement during pregnancy. Many people are convinced that physical activity during pregnancy can harm the mother and child, especially in the second half of pregnancy. However, there are quite a few serious studies in which it has undeniably found that appropriate physical activity during pregnancy is beneficial, as it facilitates pregnancy and childbirth, and may even prevent complications such as excessive weight gain, high blood pressure, and preeclampsia and eclampsia.

A pregnant woman who does various activities regularly will soon notice the positive effects of exercise: less fatigue in day-to-day tasks, stronger torso and back muscles, and a more robust “abdominal corset”, all of which prevents pain in the back. The body stance improves, and the likelihood of an overweight increase in weight is reduced. Sleep is often also improved and increased resistance to stress. The risk of postpartum depression is also reduced.

Some activities should be avoided during pregnancy. Activities as skateboarding, contact sports, excessive intense exercise, competitive sports and after the 4th month of pregnancy – all exercises performed on the back (the weight of the child can cause a drop in blood pressure, dizziness and nausea with the pressure of the aorta). In the last trimester is advised to avoid sports requiring body flexing, bumps and rapid changes in the direction of movement. All above listed are inappropriate forms of physical activity for the pregnant woman because they are dangerous for her and for the health of the child.

It is inappropriate to overheat the body both during exercise and in hot water or in the sauna. In the event of infections or fever I would not advocate any physical activity. You do not have to force a physical activity if you are tired or you do not feel good. Proper rest is as important as exercise if not even more important.

Can jumping rope be a good exercise in first and second trimester of your pregnancy? Could jumping rope activity adversely affect my baby, whether now or later?

These are the questions I been asking myself when I become pregnant and was trying to keep on doing this exercise to stay fit. It has kept me fit and I felt great afterwards. I believe jumping is not much different than jogging and is comparable to jogging at a moderately quick pace in terms of the amount of impact on your cervix. Most important thing you need to be aware of is whether you feel any uterine contractions while you are jumping rope. If you do feel contractions then you probably need to switch to another form of activity.

Different kinds of jumping can have different effects for expectant mothers and their babies. Even tough jumping can be beneficial exercise for mothers, may not always be the best option for women who are pregnant. The last thing you want to happen is to go into premature labour due to due to the pounding of your uterus on your cervix as you jump.

In terms of risk for your baby, there really isn’t any other than being born too early. Many women continue to run or perform other high-impact activities throughout their pregnancies with no negative effects on themselves or their babies. The most important thing is,  that you just need to be sure to listen to your body and pay attention when it gives you a signal to slow down.

For exercise with jumping rope during pregnancy is typically advised to take it easy in first trimester and try to stick to light exercise or stretching during this period in order to allow the fetus to flourish. Next, second trimester is a time for higher energy and if you are already a pro at jump rope you may add in back to your workout, but be extra careful as to not injure you or the baby. Some people would still argue, that wouldn’t recommend jumping rope during pregnancy as you can trip over and fall, but that seems a bit ridiculous as I would assume you should then avoid stairs too. I do understand that once you get really big you become off balance and need to be extra careful, but if you are feeling ok and listening to your body you should be ok. I must say, that I am not extremely good with rope jumping but nothing about it seems like too much or too much struggle so far. Although, I would like to mentioned, that increased boob bouncing and constant need to pee did challenge my enthusiasm for jumping rope.

Don’t forget to listen to your body and be allert to any discomfort that you may feel while doing exercise with jumping rope.