Playstands - which one?! - Mothering Forums

 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 02-05-2011, 07:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
TheSlingMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Lol, another question!  (Can you tell I'm budgeting our tax return?  Sheepish.gif)  I'd really like to get DD a playstand - which one is your favorite and why?  DD is currently just under 19 months, 22.5 lbs, and 32" tall if that makes a difference.  She is also a climber when presented with the opportunity so I'm a little worried there.  Any insight on how to keep her from climbing the playstands?

TheSlingMama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 6 Old 02-05-2011, 01:43 PM
 
appalachiamama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm looking at the Little Colorado one (also using our refund).  Magic Cabin sells it, but Google shopping has better prices elsewhere.  I'm planning to dye my own silk for the top using a silk veil from Dharma Trading for about half the cost.


Mothering an Autumn (08) , a Spring (11) , and another Autumn! (Nov. 2013)

Taking what works and leaving the rest

appalachiamama is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 02-05-2011, 03:17 PM
 
Living Slowly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 211
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I recommend getting some that are made from a hard wood, not pine. While I love ours and the kids get lots of use, the pine wood is so soft and is really beat up after only 1.5. Our  pine wood kitchen is also really beat up. If I was buying again I would definitely go with hard wood. I believe Palumba's are hard wood.


Mama to Kage (12/07) and Ember (6/09)
Living Slowly is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 02-06-2011, 03:18 AM
 
appalachiamama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I wondered about that.  Seems that for the price, they could be made of birch plywood like the Learning Tower is.  That thing can really take a beating.  I'll check out Palumba's.  Sorry to hijack, but I'm shopping, too. Sheepish.gif
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Living Slowly View Post

I recommend getting some that are made from a hard wood, not pine. While I love ours and the kids get lots of use, the pine wood is so soft and is really beat up after only 1.5. Our  pine wood kitchen is also really beat up. If I was buying again I would definitely go with hard wood. I believe Palumba's are hard wood.




Mothering an Autumn (08) , a Spring (11) , and another Autumn! (Nov. 2013)

Taking what works and leaving the rest

appalachiamama is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 02-06-2011, 03:58 AM
 
appalachiamama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Okay, I've done a cost comparison of Little Colorado pine play stands from Magic Cabin/Hearthsong versus the ash ones sold at Palumba.  There's $16 difference AND you get four play clips from Palumba.  Shipping would be $30 from Magic Cabin, putting the order at $309 versus $325 at Palumba (which offers free shipping).  I feel I'm going to go with Palumba, since I had concerns over using clothespins on the play stand (whether they would fit and so forth).  Additionally, the Palumba one has movable shelves and can be turned into bookshelves easily later on.  I like toys that can evolve with my child. thumb.gif


Mothering an Autumn (08) , a Spring (11) , and another Autumn! (Nov. 2013)

Taking what works and leaving the rest

appalachiamama is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 02-06-2011, 08:14 AM - Thread Starter
 
TheSlingMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Oh I REALLY like those!  Budget is not that big though.  irked.gif  We're getting the pine ones from Bella Luna Toys (no canopy).  Later on when the money is better and we have more kids then we'll replace the stands with nicer ones like those.  I'll either sell the pine ones or use them over her bed or in the living room or something.  Thanks for the input ladies!

TheSlingMama is offline  
Reply


User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 18,318

122 members and 18,196 guests
1blueheron , 2moms15 , Ajbaby , Ajoyfulhome , AMG , Anna1979 , azohri , babytobe , bananabee , beckybird , bellababy , Beth Berry , blessed#7 , bluefaery , bubbagirl , carnelianlight , ChasingDreams , Cherry_Blossom , chickabiddy , Chipi , cmnewbs , dakinigrrl , Dawn's mom , Deborah , Emanresu , evlbch , farmermomma , firmfoot , FluffyFlamingo , frugalmama , funfunkyfantastic , gooseberry , GreenMeg , happydaze , happyhats , here we are , ian'smommaya , iceface , J1379 , JayaSky , jazzmom74 , jillyofthevalley , jojobean , Joyful Mama , jul511riv , junipermuse , katelove , kathymuggle , Kelleybug , lalalovely , Letitia , Lifted , LiLStar , Linda on the move , LTurtle , mama2004 , mamabear0314 , MamaChick , mamadee17 , marilyn612 , MeepyCat , MegaMama1 , Milk8shake , Mirzam , MN BabyDust , mom22flowers , mommyhood , moominmamma , Moonix13 , MountainMamaGC , muddie , Muminmamman , Mylie , MylittleTiger , NaturallyKait , Nemi27 , newmamalizzy , nurse1mother2 , oaksie68 , orangemomma , Peony , pers , persephassa , philomom , primalmom , pulcetti , RollerCoasterMama , rubelin , SandiMae , sarafl , sarahl918 , shantimama , sidrajedi , sofreshsoclean , Soseraphina , SparklePony , Springshowers , stegenrae , t2009 , teamsalem , Tigerle , TrishWSU , typebug , VA77 , WhiteRose , Wild Lupine , Xerxella , Yukisan , zebra15 , Zirconia
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.