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Did you know that Little Tikes recently celebrated their 50th birthday? To me, the brand is the epitome of childhood. I remember Jack spending many a day in the garden in his Cozy Coupe when he was younger – a Cozy Coupe that Olivia now enjoys – and I also remember scooting around my grandparents garden myself in mine, many moons ago. Jack also has the Big Car Carrier which he’s had since he was about one and still plays with – as does Olivia – and they also have the Little Tikes BBQ which we received in compensation for the publication of a previous post. It is fair to say we are big fans of Little Tikes products.
I was recently asked if we’d like to review a product from their range and let me tell you, it took a while to decide. There are just so many interesting products to choose from. I was tempted by the fairy Cozy Coupe but eventually opted for the My First Slide.
Suitable from the age of 18 months to 6 years, it is the epitome of their ‘Big Play’ ethos. I was pleasantly surprised at just how easy it was to put together. It comes in the box in four pieces with the instruction booklet – the slide, the steps and the two separate handles. It took a few tries to slot the steps into the correct place on the slide but once they were in, we were good to go.
The house we live in has quite a tiny garden (although the slide fits well and they’ve been having fun in our own garden) but we are lucky to have a wide open grassy space outside our back gate which has proved great for the kids if they want more space to play. The slide is pink and purple in colour which are Olivia’s two favourite colours so she was very excited and couldn’t wait to get on it for the first time – even trying to climb the steps before we were ready for her to do so!
The slide is very well made, very durable and holds weight well. Despite the age limit, Jack insisted on having a go – he’s 7 – and it held his weight and did not over balance. I would not advise children over the age of 6 use it though – there is an age limit for a reason plus he is also just a little too big for it!
Retailing at £34.99, this slide is a great first slide for toddlers. It is durable, low enough in height for them to climb up themselves and it also helps to promote your little ones fitness, balance and coordination. As you can see, Olivia adores her slide and she will be having lots of fun over the summer playing on the slide in the garden.
What Little Tikes items are your favourites? Can you believe they are 50 years old?