Tips for Buying a Bounce House for your Children

A bounce house is an extremely fun toy for a child.  It can provide hours of enjoyment and last for years if properly taken care of.  It can be the main event at a birthday party and work for many children at once.  There are many different bounce houses on the market, and different things that you will want to take into consideration when making such a purchase.  The following are tips for buying a bounce house for your children.

How much do you want to spend?

Many bounce houses are relatively inexpensive at a couple of hundred dollars or even less.  Others cost far more, even going into the thousands for some of the more professional ones.  Before you go to look, you may at least want to have somewhat of an idea of how much you want to spend.  You should at least figure out the top range of what you want to spend so that you do not get your heart set on something that you simply cannot afford.  Some stores offer layaway and/or financing.

How big a bounce house do you want?

Bounce houses come in all different shapes and sizes.  Some are far larger than others.  If it is going to be in a limited space, you want to be sure to measure.  Do not just eyeball and guess because if you buy it and it doesn’t fit then you have a problem.  Make sure to take into account the safety space you will need around the bounce house as well as room for the air blower and other things.  Also look for the best shape for you.

Consider how small it will be when folded up and make sure that you have room

Most bounce houses fold up to be far smaller than they are when they are blown up.  If you have a limited amount of space for storage, then make sure that you get one that fits.  You will also want to consider how heavy it is and make sure that you can handle it.  Some are so heavy that they may require two people.  Make sure that you will be able to do it.

What other activities do you want in the bounce house?

Some bounce houses are simple, with just the one big area for bouncing.  Others have other activities such as one or more slides, basketball hoops or other obstacles. 

Read reviews

You will find many reviews on different websites, which might give you an idea of how others liked the product.  Look at both the ratings and read through the reviews to give you an idea of the best bounce houses on the market.

A bounce house can be both fun and practical.  Consider the above tips when making your selection.