The Parent's Guide to Inflatable Bouncers [July 2021]
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The Parent's Guide to Inflatable Bouncers [July 2021]

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 [July 2021]
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Little Tikes Bounce House Roundup [July 2021]

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.

Little Tikes Jump 'n Slide Bouncer Review [July 2021]
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Little Tikes Jump 'n Slide Bouncer Review [July 2021]

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.

Your Must-Do Checklist When Renting a Bounce House [July 2021]
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Your Must-Do Checklist When Renting a Bounce House [July 2021]

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.

Can I Use My Bounce House Indoors? [July 2021]
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Can I Use My Bounce House Indoors? [July 2021]

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.

Bounce House Birthday Party Ideas [July 2021]
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Bounce House Birthday Party Ideas [July 2021]

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 [July 2021]
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Finding a Bouncy House for Sale [July 2021]

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.

Finding a Cheap Bounce House - Buying New vs. Used [July 2021]
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Finding a Cheap Bounce House - Buying New vs. Used [July 2021]

If you’re thinking about buying your first bounce house, then let me first say congratulations!  The luxury and convenience of having instant entertainment at your fingertips 24/7 pays for itself almost immediately.

When it comes to buying your first bouncer, budget is often the top concern that parents have - and it should be.  Most families that buy an inflatable end up buying more than one, so odds are you’ll have other opportunities to buy a high-end model down the road.

Blast Zone Magic Castle Inflatable Bouncer [July 2021]
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Blast Zone Magic Castle Inflatable Bouncer [July 2021]

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.

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