Climbing frames offer a lot of fun for children. Your child moves actively and is in the fresh air. We have compared different climbing frames for you and listed the best ones in our product recommendations. In our checklist you will learn what to look for when buying.
- Indoor (climbing frame made of plastic is more popular, but wood can also be chosen). Here is limited only to the most necessary.
- Advantage of indoor equipment: Your child can climb indoors even in rain and storms.
- Outdoor (Wood processed for outdoor use with impregnation or plastic).
- Outdoor equipment made of plastic slowly loses the intenstät of its colors due to the sun. However, there are almost no limits to the design, colors and accessories.
- The size of the climbing frame can be adjusted to the height of your child.
- Children under 3 years of age should only climb on a climbing frame that is a maximum of 100 cm high. In general, it is possible for children to climb from the age of 1. Of course, the equipment should be appropriately secured and suitable for the age. Also, climbing should only take place under supervision and assistance.
- Older and bigger children (over 3 years) can climb on climbing frames between 1,2 m and 2 m.
- There are climbing frames that are up to 2 m high. These must be secured with additional ropes or beams.
- Adjust fall height: Children up to 3 years old should not be able to climb higher than 1 m.
- Stable and solid ground. Preferably level and smooth. This allows the climbing frame to be reattached to the ground, which contributes to safety.
- High quality materials and workmanship. Climbing scaffolds for the garden are made of wood instead of metal. Wood is very easy to work with and transport, and at the same time provides more safety than metal. Pressure impregnation is also important here so that your child has something from his climbing frame for a long time.
- For indoor use there are climbing frames made of plastic. This reduces the possibility of injury and your child can climb in his nursery without any problems. These fade after some time, but are very easy to clean<. In addition, they can be easily moved around the house.
- Test seal (GS seal from TÜV; DIN standards for climbing towers). This ensures that everything is in the green with regard to workmanship and quality.
- Fall protection mats for additional protection (in case your child should fall, his fall will be soft and he won’t be able to hurt himself badly).
- Additional safety elements (such as beams and ropes) depending on the height of the individual sitting and climbing points ( mandatory for scaffolds from 2 m ).
- Never let your child under 3 years old climb unsupervised. An >adult should always be present.
- There are also climbing frames that are combined with a swing or slide. So the child has much more fun.
- But also sandboxes and play towers can be bought in combination with a climbing frame.
- Climbing towers and climbing walls are also available.
- The motor skills of your child are promoted.
- Your child plays (with outdoor equipment) outside in the fresh air.
- Climbing as a great alternative to electronic devices.
- Your child can let off steam and move around as long as he or she likes. Children often immerse themselves in another world while playing imaginative games.
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FAQ For Climbing Scaffolds
If a child has fallen from the climbing frame, you should immediately go to the doctor if the child is dazed, unresponsive or unconscious. Bleeding wounds or severe pain must also be treated. In general, the child should be kept under close observation for another 24 hours, watching for dizziness, nausea, nausea, and pain in the head. If in doubt, you can also call the doctor for advice. In general, however, safety first, should the child show these or other symptoms, this must be clarified.
“Climbing frame” in English can be translated as “climbing frame” (UK), “jungle gym” (US, NZL) or “monkey bars”.
Climbing frames not only provide adventure, play and fun for children. Climbing also trains motor skills. In addition, it promotes the ability to maintain balance, to coordinate, to orientate and to feel and control one’s own body. Children also improve their reaction time when climbing.
Climbing frames made of wood with impregnation are best for the garden. Wood offers a lot of stability and therefore safety.
Theoretically, a baby can use a climbing triangle from 6 months. Children can theoretically climb from 1 year. However, the climbing frame should not be higher than 1 m. The individual development of the child also plays a role here.
Plastic climbing frames are best suited for indoor use. They are very easy to clean and can be moved around the house without any problems.
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