Best Bounce House Brands for Your Family [2022]
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Best Bounce House Brands for Your Family [2022]

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.

Little Tikes Trampoline Comparison [2022]
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Little Tikes Trampoline Comparison [2022]

New parents and parents with younger children are constantly asking me about trampolines for their kids.  Now, I usually tell parents to go with a bounce house or bouncy slide rather than a trampoline, but these Little Tikes trampolines are so popular that I decided to look into them.

Both models offer the quality that you’ve probably come to expect with the Little Tikes brand.  Each model is designed to be used by only one kid at a time and, unlike with a bounce house, this is a strict limit with a trampoline.

The Parent's Guide to Inflatable Bouncers [2022]
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The Parent's Guide to Inflatable Bouncers [2022]

Inflatable bouncers aren’t really new, but they’ve never been more popular - especially among young families.  It’s becoming more and more common to see them in yards and driveways in and around your neighborhood, and they’ve become a mainstay at many festivals and carnivals.

Part of the reason for their popularity is that they are a tremendous amount of fun!  Watch any kid as they walk by an inflatable and you’ll see what I mean.  And if you’re a parent then you already know what I mean - your kids have probably begged you a hundred times to jump in a bouncer.

Little Tikes Bounce House Roundup [2022]
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Little Tikes Bounce House Roundup [2022]

A Little Tikes bounce house is a very solid option for young families looking for an inflatable bouncer.  While the warranties aren't the best, the products themselves are generally well-made and can stand the test of time.  I certainly think having a Little Tikes bounce house is better than not having one at all!  In this article I'll summarize the different models in the Little Tikes line to help make your buying decision easier.

Your Must-Do Checklist When Renting a Bounce House [2022]
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Your Must-Do Checklist When Renting a Bounce House [2022]

Bounce houses have become so popular these days, and for good reason!  They’re a ton of fun and kids love them.  And when it comes to birthday parties, inflatable bouncers have never been a better option.

Google the phrase “bounce house rental near me” and you’ll undoubtedly find dozens of rental places who can deliver a bouncer to your home or other location for a birthday party.  It’s important to know how the process works, and what you need to know from your rental company to ensure a smooth process.

Little Tikes Jump 'n Slide Bouncer Review [2022]
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Little Tikes Jump 'n Slide Bouncer Review [2022]

The Little Tikes Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer is a basic bouncer offered at a decent price point.  It comes in two sizes (regular and junior) and both sizes are compact enough to be practical for indoor or outdoor use.  The main feature of this model truly lies in its simplicity but despite being relatively bare-bones it will undoubtedly provide years of fun for you and your kids.  You can usually find this unit at a local Wal-Mart or Toys 'r Us, and you can always get it on amazon as well.

Bounce House Birthday Party Ideas
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Bounce House Birthday Party Ideas

One thing I've learned over the years is that you can't simply rent a bounce house and think your birthday party is set. Maybe it's just my personal taste, but when we host parties for our kids I like to have people occupied and entertained from start to finish.

Finding a Bouncy House for Sale [2022]
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Finding a Bouncy House for Sale [2022]

I don't mind saying that the first time I tried to find a bounce house for sale, I screwed up.

Majorly.

I'll never forget how disappointed my kids were when we all realized that the inflatable I found on craigslist wasn't going to inflate.  I felt just as deflated as that damn bouncer.

Blast Zone Magic Castle Inflatable Bouncer [2022]
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Blast Zone Magic Castle Inflatable Bouncer [2022]

The Blast Zone Magic Castle is a supremely solid and durable option if you’re looking for a basic bouncer that will last you a lifetime. With many competitors in this category of bounce house, this unit stands out for not only the craftsmanship but also the quality of materials used.

Can I Use My Bounce House Indoors? [2022]
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Can I Use My Bounce House Indoors? [2022]

One of the questions I hear all the time is "Can I set up a bounce house inside?" or "Can I use a bounce house indoors?"  The short answer is, it depends.  It comes down to several factors that determine whether your particular bouncer will work in your particular space.  I'll walk you through all the factors and help you figure out which bounce houses can be set up inside.