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Top Ball Pit Picks for Kids and Toddlers

Updated on September 17, 2014

Children Love to Play in a Ball Pit!

Toddlers and young kids love to play in a ball pit. There has been some controversy over the years as to just how clean and sanitary public ball pits at fast food restaurants and other places children congregate are. This can especially be worrisome to us as parents during the cold and flu seasons when germs seem to spread so easily.

For these reasons and others, many parents opt to buy a ball pit for their kids to use at home.

There are lots of children's ball pits to choose from.

This is a guide to some of the best along with some tips for picking one!

The Jumpolene can be used as an inflatable bouncer or fill it with ball pit balls to turn it into a ball pit. . It is rather large, with a diameter of almost seven feet so it can easily accommodate multiple children at once. It has a height of over two feet as well.

The Jumpolene - Top Selling Inflatable Ball Pit

Jumpolene Inflatable Ball Pit

Intex Jump-O-Lene Inflatable Bouncer, 80" x 27", for Ages 3-6, Colors May Vary
Intex Jump-O-Lene Inflatable Bouncer, 80" x 27", for Ages 3-6, Colors May Vary

The Jumpolene is popular because it is large and versatile. Made of vinyl and easy to store because you can deflate it.

 

Ball Pits Featuring Their Favorite Characters

Ball Pit Fun with Diego, Dora, Lightning McQueen, Elmo, and more!

Character ball pits are among the most popular ball pits with kids. Here are some of the character themed ball pits that are available:

Dora the Explorer Diego Disney Cars Sesame Street Disney Princess Little Mermaid ElmoThere are also many other cute ball pits including castle, bus, soccer, and football themed ball pits.

Disney Themed Ball Pits - Ball Pits Featuring Some of Their Favorite Disney Characters

Kids who are fans of the Disney movies will find plenty of options for ball pits featuring some of their favorite characters. Here are some of the most popular Disney themed ball pits:

How about a M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E B-A-L-L P-I-T? :-)

Mickey Mouse Club House Having a Ball, 1 Inflatable & 20 Sof-Flex Balls, Red/Blue/Yellow, 37" W x 37" D x 34" H
Mickey Mouse Club House Having a Ball, 1 Inflatable & 20 Sof-Flex Balls, Red/Blue/Yellow, 37" W x 37" D x 34" H

With tiny windows to peek through and a fun Mickey Mouse clubhouse theme, this inflatable ball pit is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Like most ball pits, it only comes with 20 balls. You will want to purchase an additional bag for maximum ball pit fun.

 

A Ball Pit fit for a Princess....A Disney Princess!

Disney Princess Cherished Friends Ball Pit, 1 Inflatable & 50 Sof-Flex Balls, Pink, 43"W x 43"D x 38"H
Disney Princess Cherished Friends Ball Pit, 1 Inflatable & 50 Sof-Flex Balls, Pink, 43"W x 43"D x 38"H

Featuring some of her favorite Disney Princess friends including Snow White, Rapunzel, Aurora, Cinderella and Tiana, this inflatable Princess ball pit comes with 50 balls and a fun winding ramp to race them down.

 

Disney Cars International Speedway Ball Pit

Disney Cars International Speedway Ball Pit, 1 Inflatable & 50 Sof-Flex Balls, Red/Black, 43"W x 43"D x 38"H
Disney Cars International Speedway Ball Pit, 1 Inflatable & 50 Sof-Flex Balls, Red/Black, 43"W x 43"D x 38"H

Featuring Lightning McQueen and Mater as well as a fun race track ramp for racing balls down, this inflatable ball pit is perfect for Disney Cars fanatics and race fans alike. The set includes 50 ball pit balls to get you started and is 34" wide with a height of 30".

 

Inflatable Ball Pits vs Fold Up Ball Pits

There are advantages to both. Both store easily. Fold up ball pits are easier to set up while inflatable ones can mean more jumping action for kids. You will need to decide which type works best for your family's needs.

Elmo and Sesame Street Ball Pits - Perfect for Sesame Street Fans!

Little Sesame Street or Elmo fans will love these ball pits. The Sesame Street ball pit is larger and can comfortably accommodate two to three children. The Elmo ball pit is a little smaller, and better suited for one child at a time.

Sesame Street Activity Ball Pit
Sesame Street Activity Ball Pit

This one is inflatable and comes with 75 ball pit balls.

 
Playhut Elmo's World Ball Zone
Playhut Elmo's World Ball Zone

Twists and folds up for easy storing. Comes with 50 ball pit balls.

 

You will need to purchase additional balls for most ball pits

Dora Ball Pits - Three Ball Pits Perfect for Dora the Explorer Fans!

Anyone one of these three ball pits is almost guaranteed to be an instant hit with little Dora the Explorer fans.

Nickelodeon Dora Mermaid Adventure Ball Pit, 1 Inflatable & 50 Sof-Flex Balls, Pink/Red/Yellow, 43" W x 43" D x 38" H
Nickelodeon Dora Mermaid Adventure Ball Pit, 1 Inflatable & 50 Sof-Flex Balls, Pink/Red/Yellow, 43" W x 43" D x 38" H

A cute Dora the Explorer ball pit with an under the sea theme to it. The ball pit inflates and comes with 50 ball pit balls.

 
Nick Jr. Dora The Explorer Dora Garden Of Friends Ball Pit, 1 Inflatable & 50 Sof-Flex Balls, Blue/Red/Orange, 43" W x 43" D x 38" H
Nick Jr. Dora The Explorer Dora Garden Of Friends Ball Pit, 1 Inflatable & 50 Sof-Flex Balls, Blue/Red/Orange, 43" W x 43" D x 38" H

This Dora the Explorer inflatable ball pit is the perfect size for toddlers. Comes with 50 ball pit balls plus one side features a giant inflatable ball that little ones will have fun hitting.

 
Nickelodeon Dora Star Mountain Ball Pit, 1 Inflatable & 50 Sof-Flex Balls, Red/Blue/Purple, 43" W x 43" D x 38" H
Nickelodeon Dora Star Mountain Ball Pit, 1 Inflatable & 50 Sof-Flex Balls, Red/Blue/Purple, 43" W x 43" D x 38" H

Kids will have fun playing in this Dora ball pit but will also get a kick out of throwing balls into the top, just underneath the star and watching them swirl back down into the ball pit. This inflatable ball pit comes with 50 balls.

 

Which Type of Ball Pit Do You Prefer?

Which Type of Ball Pit Do You Prefer?

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