Wobbel Board vs Kinder Boards

Video Transcript:

I wanted to address a really common question we get, which is how do the Wobble Board and the Kinderboard compare? I’ve got one of each to show you, and I’m going to go through all of the differences, and also the similarities, so that you can make an informed decision on what you think is best for your family.

So, we have the Kinderfeets Kinderboard at the front. This is our Kinderboard in the Bamboo, and we have our Wobble Board at the back, which is also the Wobble Board in Bamboo. As you can see, the Wobble Board is slightly higher as it does have a few extra centimeters. It also is slightly wider, only by the tiniest of bits.

If you don’t know what a Wobble Board or a Kinderboard is, basically it’s a really open-ended resource for children to use. So, they can stand on it whilst it sits up this way, and put their feet either side and practice wobbling. Or use it openly in play.

Wobbels and Kinders are great for building core strength, muscles, and their coordination. But there’s lots of other ways you can use a Wobble also. Wobble Boards have been used in a type of yoga for physical activity. My girls like to put their doll on it and rock their doll. They can also be flipped over and used as the base of a small world play area. So, we use our Way to Play roads and build over the top. They also pop silks all over it and hide things underneath. It’s really good for children that are in an enveloping schema. It helps them to feel safe and cocooned. So, they’re really open-ended. You can use them for absolutely anything, and it’s really exciting to see how your children interact with them and what they come up with. They can be used as slides, all sorts of things.

So, basically the biggest difference with the Kinderboard versus the Wobble Board is:

A- the brand

B- the size

C- the options for felt on tile floors

D- place of manucfacturing 

E- price point

Now our Kinderboard is weight tested for a maximum of 220 kilograms, which basically means an adult can get on it, or you could have a child on each side, holding hands rocking it together. The Wobble Board is safety tested for maximum of 200 kilograms. So, both of them are very generous. They’re going to hold children. They’re going to hold two children or an adult. So, in terms of weight limit, they’re both very generous.

Now, in terms of manufacturing, our Wobble Board is made using local European timbers. It’s made in Europe. And then we ship them over to Australia. Whereas our Kinderboard is designed in a European country, but it’s actually manufactured in China, and that brings me to the next point, which is the price tag. Now, our Kinderboard is definitely a more budget friendly option. The Wobble Board is more of a premium price, but, again, it depends on what you think would suit your family best and where you would like your product manufactured.

We stock both at Growing Kind, because we believe that it’s up to you to make that informed decision on what you think is best, and in terms of child development, they both offer the exact same experiences and they both work on the exact same skill. So, ill put them back over again so that you can see. The only other difference that I can think of is that our Wobble Board is recommended for 0+ plus. So, basically you can have an infant starting to explore, but I probably wouldn’t introduce it until around six months. I’ve seen crawlers on them. I’ve seen infants starting to pull themselves up to standing on them. Whereas our Kinderboard is recommended for 18 months+. Now, I don’t have a clear answer as to why it’s so much older when it is basically the exact same thing. I am thinking perhaps the manufacturers believe that it’s a better tool once they turn 18 months, rather than actually a safety reason, because they are both very similar.

But anyway, that’s the biggest differences between the Wobble and the Kinderboard. You’ll find them both under our Gross or Active Motor Play category on the website, but I hope that helps. 

Not mentioned in the video:

The Wobbel Board has the option of adding felt, which is recomended for hard floors such as tiles or wood

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