Having put together the Step2 Naturally Playful Big Folding Slide and seen it in action, I have to say it is a very durable toy. The slide itself is made with double-wall resin, making it a very sturdy slide that isn’t likely to fall apart easily. As well, the material makes it perfect for indoor or outdoor use. Rugged enough for outdoor play but light enough for moving around indoors or storing. With a max play weight of 50 pounds, I could easily see kids between the ages of 2 1/2 and 5 playing on this toy.
I do have to say, however, that I would not recommend a two year old playing on this slide without supervision since it is a bit high for a little kid. Since the was set up in the basement, we set pillow behind the ladder and in the front of the slide to make it a bit safer for little ones. That being said, it is also important for parents to know that the steps are more like a traditional ladder, so it may be a bit more difficult for smaller children.
To make it easier on little kids, however, the steps are textured, allowing children to have a bit easier grip on the slide itself. Just make sure you teach children to hold onto the high side railing and to take advantage of the textured sides. For a children’s slide, I have to say it is likely the safest I have seen in a long time, making the Step2 Naturally Playful Big Folding Slide ideal for toddlers and preschoolers.
Step2 Naturally Playful Big Folding Slide, 786900 Features: -Slide.-Sturdy slide combines outdoor textures.-Slide opens for play or conveniently folds for storage and transport.-Suitable for 2 to 5 years. Assembly Instructions: -Assembly requi..., #Toys, #Play Sets & Playground Equipment
Even though I wasn’t there for it, my sister-in-law also told me that this slide is great for kiddy pools. She puts this slide right in the middle of their pool and all her kids loved sliding down this wet slide. With its natural colors and textured design, it really was perfect as an outdoor water toy. She also said it was very easy to dry off and bring back inside. Really, I don’t think the Step2 Naturally Playful Big Folding Slide could have gone any better!