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The Best Bounce House for Your Basement [July 2020]

Bounce houses are a safe and fun way to let your kids get their energy out.  However, if you live in a colder climate, or just prefer having an entertainment option indoors, it can be hard to find the right unit.

In this post I'll go over a list of some of the best bounce houses for your basement


Best Bounce House Brands for Your Family [July 2020 Update]

Little Tikes Rocky Mountain River Race Inflatable Slide Bouncer

A lot of people ask me for my opinion on the best bounce house brands. Heck, most people would even be happy to have a complete list of bounce house brands, period!

But first, a quick note: Since I just mentioned it, I'll cut to the chase — do yourself a favor and buy something from Blast Zone or Bounceland, or if you have smaller kids pick up something from Little Tikes.

And the truth is that, today, the bounce house market is exploding. Brick and mortar stores are carrying them more often, and online retailers like Amazon are now booming with off-brand models that leave you feeling uncertain.

If you have to convince yourself that buying one of the cheaper knock-off brands is a good idea, then you probably know deep down that it really isn't. Trust your gut, and always be sure to read the latest reviews.

Here's my overall list, in order of reputation based on available information on the net.  There are a few clear standouts and a few average brands, and one or two to  watch out for.

Here they are:

BrandRankPopular Models
Blast Zone 1
Bounceland 2
Little Tikes 3
Cloud 9 4

Most people don't buy bounce houses very often.  Am I right?

When you first start to look for one, it can be overwhelming to assess the situation and determine which brands are worth the money and which ones are junk.

And it gets worse.

Finding the best bounce house manufacturer isn't easy -- you've probably never heard of half of the brands.  These days it's become very easy to find a generic bounce house from a site like Ali Express, slap a brand name on it and list it on Amazon.

There is good news!


The 5 Best Affordable Bounce Houses [July 2020]

Blast Zone Magic Castle - Inflatable Bounce House with Blower - Premium Quality - Indoor/Outdoor - Portable - Sets Up in Seconds When parents are searching for their first bouncy house, cost is often the top concern.  There's good reason for this, too.  Most parents that we know who have an inflatable bouncer actually own more than one.  A few people we know have gone all out from the start, but most parents start out with a cheaper unit to begin with.

I've reviewed the bouncers that are generally available online right now and ranked them based not only on initial upfront cost but on the durability of the units and the overall value you can expect to get out of them.


The Best Bounce House with a Slide [July 2020]

First off, if you want a bounce house with a slide, there are a lot of factors to consider.  I'll break it down from as many angles as I can to help you find the best one for your family.  I'll give you my overall list of the best bounce houses with a slide, and then I'll go into specific areas.

Are you looking for a unit for older kids, or younger ones?  That's the primary deciding factor that you'll want to consider.  Other things to consider are the overall number of jumpers (at once, anyway) and the frequency of use.

Other questions include where to buy a bounce house with a slide, whether that be in-person at a store nearby or online, and how much they actually cost.  I'll cover all these things below.  If you have other questions or if you think I've missed anything, leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

First, my top bounce houses with a slide


What's the Best Trampoline? [March 2020]

best trampoline 5,400 $1.19 100 50 which is the best trampoline 5,400 $1.06 100 37 best trampoline for kids 1,900 $0.97 100 36 best trampoline brands 1,000 $0.91 100 44 best trampoline toddler 880 $0.54 100 44 best trampoline for toddlers 880 $0.56 100 36 best trampolines 2019 best trampoline toddler 720 $0.59 100 44 best trampoline for adults 590 $1.06 100 36 best trampoline prices 480 $0.87 100 44 best trampoline rectangle 480 $1.02 100 44 best trampoline ratings

People always ask, "what's the best trampoline for my kids?"  Like most things, it comes down to a few key questions.  First, how many kids do you have?  Second, how old are your kids?  Third, how do you plan on using your trampoline?  Finally, what features do you want?  By answering these questions you can find a solid trampoline that will last your family for years to come.

My oldest son was about three years old when we got our first trampoline, and our family hasn't looked back since!  With two boys now, we've spent many hours in our basement jumping on the trampoline.  It's something that has helped my wife and I maintain some sanity during the long days, and it's always a great way for the kids to get out some energy.


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