Part of the winter is sledding. It inspires young and old. But which children’s sled is suitable when it comes to giving your child a safe and fun experience?
We have compiled a checklist for children’s sleds and bobsleds for you and present some products.
- 1 year and older: 2-seat sleds with backrest and accompanied only.
- 6-7 years: Children may ride independently under supervision.
- It is not possible tomake a general statement about the age at which a child should ride alone. The individual stage of development must be taken into account.
- Davos sled: Conventional wooden sled on two narrow runners.
- Horn sled: Very similar to the Davos sled. These sleds have two curved wooden beams in the front that resemble horns. They are meant to provide steering and grip.
- A more tub-shaped sled made of plastic. Very variable in appearance and available in many colors.
- Snowtube or inflatable sled: sled made of plastic, which can be steered rarely. It is particularly light and easy to transport.
- Luge: Small sled that is ridden lying on its back. It can be steered only by shifting weight and is more suitable for sports.
- Attention should be paid to TÜV test seals.
- General checks for damage should be made before each ride.
- How many people should sit on the sled? If you want to ride together with your child, you need more seating space. Therefore, a sled that is at least 1m long is more suitable for this purpose.
- For comfortable sledding, you should also choose a larger seat from 80 cm in length.
- The size of the s led should also be considered for transport. If the sled is to be used further away, sufficient storage space must be included. Otherwise, inflatable sleds, for example, are also suitable.
- The weight of the sled plays a role for the ascent. If you don’t want to keep dragging a big load up the toboggan hill, you should choose a lighter model.
- A simple wooden sled should not weigh more than 22 kilos. Two-seaters can exceed this weight minimally up to 25 kil os. More dead weight will affect the ride and steering.
- Also note the load capacity of the sled. Solid wooden sleds usually carry well over 100 kil os.
- You should consider the snow conditions when sledding. On the soft, powdery ground, the narrow runners of a conventional wooden sled will quickly sink in. A bobsled is more suitable here.
- If your child wants to ride more for sporting purposes, there should also be steering. This is the case with Steerable bobsleds the case.
- If it’s just a matter of going down a hill quickly, you don’t have to pay as much attention to steering on the sled. It can be steered at low speed also with the feet something.
- If sledding is done often and a lot, a wooden sled is more suitable than a plastic bob. Sleds made of solid wood have much greater durability.
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FAQ About Children Sled And Bobsled
Together with an accompanying person, children as young as 1 can ride on a sled with a backrest. From an age of 6-7 years, children may also ride alone under supervision. It is not possible to set a general age limit from which children may ride alone. It depends on the individual stage of development.
Bobsleds are smaller, tub-shaped sleds made of plastic. Unlike conventional wooden sleds, they do not have runners, but they can usually be steered.
Some bobsleds have steering ropes at the front. These are pulled with a little dexterity to steer the bob. There are also bobsleds with a steering wheel over which the person driving can steer.
A wooden sled is usually between 80 cm and 130 cm long. However, depending on the model, this can vary.
Wooden sleds are available from 80 cm to 130 cm. The size should be decided according to how many people want to sit on the sled.
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