45 Baby Products for Backyard

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Accidents can happen in your home. In fact, 10% of these accidents can occur in your backyard.[1] For these reasons, it is important to make sure that the products you put or install in your backyard are very functional and safe to use. In this article, you will have an idea about the best, multifunctional baby products which you can place in your backyard.

How to Choose the Perfect Baby Product for Backyard

A lot of products can be bought for your backyard and some of these products can become learning opportunities for your babies.[2] However, you must also consider these points when you are buying for your babies:

Something That Can Inspire Learning and Discovery

Personally, I always look for products that are practical to use and by practical, I mean, products that can enhance my little one’s cognitive skills and curiosity. Choose the products that allow them to learn new skills and products that are very interactive. Your backyard can become your child’s natural play area.[3] By choosing products like this, you are making way to help your child explore amazing things.

Ease of Use

Consider three things when you think of this point: installation, cleanup, and easy to play. Choose the products that can be installed easily and can be used in any weather condition as this can save much of your time. Second, choose the products that can be cleaned easily and faster. Lastly, choose the products that can be enjoyed and easily used by your babies!

Durability

Consider the durability of the product that you intend to buy. Personally, I buy things that are really durable even if they are a little pricey because I believe that buying quality and durable products despite of the high price is a way to save much of my money. Additionally, durable products will give you satisfaction.[4]

Safety

Infant mortality happens outdoors and in the backyards.[5] The common cause of this mortality is drowning in the backyard pool.[6] Some babies love to put stuff on their mouth so make sure that you are not buying hazardous and toxic products. You can check the packaging of a certain product in order for you to see if that product fits for your little ones.

Baby Pools, Water Floats, Toys, Accessories, and Inflatable Products for Backyard

1.      Flamingo Baby Float

This one is an adorable product that your baby can use while swimming! It supports your baby well and it is easy to inflate! If you are actually on a trip, this can also be great for you.

Pros

Affordable

Durable

Easy to inflate and deflate

Comes with an inflatable sunshade

Cons

No cons as of the moment

2.      Clearwater Play Center Inflatable Pool with Slide and Giraffe Theme

This inflatable pool is very soft and gentle for your baby. It may look small in the picture but it is actually big in person! So, if you want to assure that your baby is safe while playing water, this inflatable tool is the best for you.

Pros

Big in size

Easy to inflate

Cute

Perfect for babies

Comes with a mini slide

Cons

No cons as the moment

3.      HALOFUN Sprinkle and Splash Palm Tree Pad

Personally, I find splash mats safer than inflatable pools. This product allows a baby to enjoy water without submerging them.

Pros

Safe to use by a baby

Affordable

Easy and fast to fill

Cons

No cons as of the moment

4.      Splash EZ 3-in-1 Splash Pad

Of all the splash pads, this one is my favorite because it is really safe to be used by babies as the water level is very low. Additionally, you do not need to inflate this product! All you have to do is put it on your backyard and fill it with water and voila! Your baby will surely laugh and enjoy!

Pros

Not inflatable

Easy to install

Safe to use

Cons

No cons as of the moment

5.      Banzai Sprinkle Friends Play Mat

This is another water play mat that can be safely used by your babies. This is an inflatable pool does not splash too much water and it does not give a strong spray.

Pros

Gentle Spray

Easy to inflate

Safe to use

Cons

No cons as of the moment

6.      Little Tikes Spiralin’ Seas Waterpark Water Table

This water product is a great tool in enhancing your babies’ imagination, motor skills, and interest in water play. It comes with a set of scoops and balls which your babies can actually use to make playing more enjoyable,

Pros

Educational

Comes with accessories

Cons

Pricey

7.      Little Kids Fubbles Bubble Blastin’ Machine

Swimming time (or not) in your backyard is so more enjoyable when you incorporate bubbles! Bubbles are great tools to make your babies wonder more. They will surely have that enjoyment when they catch and pop the bubbles on their hands!

Pros

The bubbles are reachable by your babies

It automatically blows bubbles

Very convenient to use

Affordable

Portable

Cons

Battery operated and it does not include the battery

8.      Dolphin Bubble Machine

This product is another bubble machine that will surely delight your babies. Although it is a cheap one, its quality is great

Pros

Cheap

Easy to use

Easy to fill

Attractive for babies

Durable and stable

Can stand alone

Cons

It does not include batteries

You need 6 batteries to operate it

9.      Intex Mystic Unicorn Inflatable Spray Pool

This product fits well for babies and its tail can squirt some water which makes it more fun to use. So, if you want your child to develop some motor skills while having that best water time, tis product can be counted as one of your options. Additionally, you can use it as a float when your baby is in an actual pool!

Pros

Multifunctional

Easy to inflate

Cheap

Repair patch included

Cons

No cons as of the moment

10.  Intex Dinosaur Play Center Inflatable Kids Set and Swimming Pool

Of all the Intex products listed here, this one is my best pick. It offers a lot of features such as swimming pool, sprinkle, slide, and water pit. It is an all-in-one product! It is very comfortable to use it comes with a repair kit in case it gets some accidental holes.

Pros

Comes with a lot of features

Comes with a repair kit

Has a drain valve

Cons

I do not think it has one!

11.  Little Tikes Jr. Jump n’ Slide Bouncer

If you do not want your baby to have some splashing water activity but you still want to go for an inflatable product, this is the best option for you. This bouncy house comes with a safety net and even older kids will surely enjoy it!

Pros

Durable

Perfect for the whole family

Safe to use

Made from puncture-resistant materials

Comes with a mesh to keep babies from falling

Cons

No cons as of the moment

12.  Blue Whale Sprinkler

To make swimming more like a beach type one, this whale inflatable float is a great choice! It is a sprinkler which will make swimming more enjoyable.

Pros

Easy to inflate

Fun to use

Durable

Lightweight

Cons

No cons as of the moment

13.  Bounceland Jump and Splash Adventure

If you want to make your bounce house experience up to the next level, this product might be your choice. This product is not only best for babies but it is also great for the whole family! The jumping castle is really great because it is very spacious so you can actually see your babies. It also has a built-in slide and pool which makes it more perfect if you have older kids. Surely, you will also be tempted to join your babies!

Pros

Spacious bounce house

Has a built-in slide and pool

Perfect for the whole family

Cons

No cons as of the moment

14.  Minnidip Slice of Confetti Kiddie Pool

When my little boy was still about 8 months old, he already has this one and now that he is turning three years old, this product is still in our home! This product is durable and although it is simple, it is really a perfect fit for babies. It is easy to inflate and it has a valve which makes emptying the pool faster and easier.

Pros

Durable

Easy to inflate and deflate

Comes with a valve on the pool floor

Affordable

Cons

Always supervise your babies!

15.  JOYIN Bubble Gun Blaster

If you want to control the number of bubbles blowing in the face of your babies, then, this manual bubble gun is the best for you. This product allows you to control the direction and the number of the bubbles. So, by this, I can say that this manual product is better although it can make you tired after some time.

Pros

You can control it

Easy to use

No leaks or spills

Cons

It uses a lot of bubble solution

Wheeled Baby Products for Backyard

16.  Little Tikes 4-in-1 Perfect Fit Trike

I personally look at this product as a very durable one and babies from 9 months old above can actually have and use it safely. If you want to stroll your baby just around your backyard so that you can get some fresh air during this time of the pandemic, this trike is a great option. It is like a stroller but when your baby grows older, he or she can actually use the trike alone by kicking those pedals!

Pros

Grows old with your baby (Durable)

Comes with a head cover

Adjustable seat

Comes with a supportive, removable wheels

Cons

It is not foldable like a real stroller

17.  Vtech Sit to Stand Learning Walker

This one is perfect for your babies who are practicing to walk! Although it is kind of hard to make its wheels roll in a grassy backyard, I still find it as a very great backyard product since it allows a baby to learn how to stand up on his or her own. Additionally, I find grassy ground as a safe haven for little ones who are practicing how to walk because it does not cause them to get scratches on their legs.

Pros

Durable

Can keep a child busy

Enhances curiosity

Interactive and fun to use

Batteries are included

Cons

Hard to make it work in a grassy backyard

18.  Fisher Price Bubble Mower

This product is great for babies who are starting to learn how to walk on their own! Interestingly, this is not just a simple toy because as your babies push the mower, bubbles will start to blow! Surely, they will be amazed and at the same time, their motor skills, balancing, and visual skills will also be enhanced.

Pros

Can train your babies how to walk

Fun to use because of the bubbles

Affordable

Realistic sound

Cons

No cons as of the moment

19.  Wiggle Car Ride-On Toy

My baby had one like this when he was only one year old and I personally find them very safe to use especially when they are being played in the backyard. A child who uses this does not have to use his feet to drive the car. Instead, he or she only needs to wiggle the steering wheel. Additionally, buying this product is very worth it because even parents can use it too.

Pros

Fun to use

Can carry up to 220 pounds

Can be used anywhere

Cons

It is hard to control because it is a self-moving product. However, you can ride on it with your baby, so why not buy it?

Wiggle Car Ride On Toy
Having this product will allow your baby to enhance his or her motor skills at a young age. Whether you are in your backyard or inside your home, you always have the option to install this product. Additionally, it encourages your child to become active and at a young age, he or she may become interested in cars and other engine items. Who knows? He or she might become a racer one day!

20.  Careplay Ride-on Play Squirrel Center

This product can actually be used as a push toy or a ride-on toy. So, if your child is starting to learn how to walk on his or her own, this product is a great training tool for them. Additionally, this product can be cleaned easily as it is resistant to dirt.

Pros

Multifunctional

Easy to use and clean

Resistant to dirt

Cons

I do not think it has one!

21.  Little Tikes Cozy Truck Ride-On

This ride-on product is a long-lasting one! It is a classic toy which will surely be loved by your babies and toddlers. If your babies get a little bigger, you can actually remove the floor board and if you want to personally maneuver the car, you can put on the handle at the back. Additionally, it has a cup holder so you do not have to go inside your home to get some water!

Pros

The floor board is removable

Comes with a removable handle

Comes with a bottle holder

Cons

I cannot find one!

Baby Swing Products for Backyard

22.  Edu-Play Baby Outdoor Swing Set

This backyard swing is a very durable one! I’ve seen one like this around 4 years ago and our neighbor still has it! It has a removable back support for babies which make swinging safe for them. It can carry up to 66 pounds and the rope handles are adjustable, too. For all these reasons, you wouldn’t even have to doubt if you should buy it!

Pros

Durable

Comes with a back support

Easy to assemble

Cons

No cons as of the moment

23.  Swing and Slide

This product allows a baby to swing gently and smoothly. It is a cocoon-shape swing that has a back support and it is very easy to hang.

Pros

Easy to hang

Has a back support

Safe to use

Fully assembled

Ready to use

Cons

Back support is not removable  

24.  Wooden Horse Swing Set

If you want to go for a wooden swing, I personally recommend this product for you. It is already varnished so you do not have to repaint it but if you actually want a specific color, you can design your own. Additionally, this product is made from natural materials which make it eco-friendly.

Pros

You can repaint it

Safe to use

Affordable

Wear-resistant

Cons

No cons as of the moment

25.  Baby KEA Swing

This is a very minimalist product and personally, I find it durable and comfortable to use. Using it allows your baby to strengthen their tiny muscles while they are enjoying the swing time!

Pros

Made from durable

Comfortable to use

Toddlers can also use it

Foldable

Cons

It may be pricey but it is worth it to buy

26.  Odoland Waterproof Saucer Tree Swing

This product is not just perfect for your babies but it is also perfect for the whole family! If you want to relax in your backyard with your baby, you can use this product and breathe it some fresh air. This product can hold multiple individuals. However, of you plan to hang it in a tree, you have to separately buy a tree swing strap hanging kit.

Pros

Can hold multiple people

Easy to hang

Cons

If you want to hang it in a tree, you have to buy a separate hanging kit

Baby Tents and Playhouses for Backyard

27.  Baby Portable Beach Play Tent

This product will give you an easy time for thinking of the best activity you can do on your backyard. You can actually make this as your baby’s room while you are enjoying a quarantine summer in your backyard! It is a breathable play tent and if you do not want the large size, you can choose from other sizes. This product also protects your baby from the bugs, mosquitos, and dirt in your backyard.

Pros

Comes with different sizes

Easy to install

Breathable

Lightweight

Cons

I cannot really find one

28.  Summer Infant Pop N’ Play Portable Playard

If you want to make sure that your baby will only be contained in one place, this portable product is a great option for you. You can actually put a canopy to protect your baby from the sun butt you have to buy it separately.

Pros

Portable

Easy to install

Lightweight

Blocks UV Rays

Cons

Canopy is bought separately

29.  KidKraft GreyStone Cottage Playhouse with EZ Kraft Assembly

At a very young age, this product can help your babies enhance their social skills especially when they play with you, their siblings, or other babies. Additionally, their emotional health can also be developed when they use this product. If you want to make your babies have a pure physical and imaginative play, then, this product is recommended for you.

Pros

Easy to assemble

Durable

Spacious

The doorbell is working like a real thing

Cons

It is pricey but why not get it since it is durable? Your older kids will enjoy it, too.

30.  Keter Wonder Fold Children’s Folding Playouse

If you are a parent who does not want to take much time in assembling things, then, this product might be your friend. This playhouse is foldable and it can be stored easily after use.

Pros

Foldable

Easy to store

Working doors and windows

Cons

No cons as of the moment

Simple Baby Products for Backyard

31.  Green Toys Dump Truck

This simple product will surely be loved by your babies while they are staying in your backyard. This one is a basic toy that can encourage creativity and imagination. It is made from toxic free materials so you have that assurance that your babies will never experience irritation while playing it.

Pros

BPA-free

PVC-free

Phthalate-free

Durable

Easy to clean

Cons

A little bit pricey for a simple toy

32.  Little Tikes Easyscore Basketball Set

Inside your home or in your backyard, this product is perfect to use! It allows your babies to love basketball without having them to aim high. The hoop is adjustable and it comes with 3 pieces of basketballs. Surely, 1 year old to 5 year old boys and girls will love this one.

Pros

Easy to use

Adjustable hoop

Affordable

Cons

The stand falls easily so you have to put something that will make it stand harder

33.  Little Tikes Rocking Horse

This simple product can be shared by your kids. Installing it is easy and fast and you do not even have to remove it in your backyard!

Pros

Easy to assemble

Lightweight

Cons

No cons, just make sure that your kids are really balanced when they play

Little Tikes Rocking Horse
If you want an easy play for you and your baby, you must get this product now! Having this product inside your home or in your backyard allows your baby to enhance their balance and control. Surely, you will hear their laughter and your mood as a parent will be better!

34.  Melissa and Doug Pretty Petals Watering Can

If you want your babies to enjoy water without submerging them in a pool, this simple product is a great option for them. This product can interest a child not just with water play but also with nature.

Pros

Simple and easy to use

Made from toxic-free materials

Cons

Just make sure your babies won’t drink the water!

35.  Pop Up Play Tent with Tunnel

This simple product will surely fit your backyard! This product does not need to be assembled. It is foldable and all you have to do is to unfold it and allow your babies to crawl inside it.

Pros

Foldable

No assembly required

Dirt resistant

Easy to clean

Cons

Balls are not included

36.  Little Tikes Bright n’ Bold Table and Chairs

This simple product is a classic, all-time favorite! You can leave it in your backyard and place it there permanently. Surely, as your babies grow older, your backyard will be their favorite part of the house.

Pros

Simple and easy to use

Easy to clean

No need to install and uninstall it

Durable

Cons

It is just a chair and a table but it fits any backyard perfectly

Baby Slides Products for Backyard

37.  Little Tikes Hide and Seek Climber

For learning babies, this slide is the perfect choice! It offers your babies not just enjoyment but also learning such as enhancement of his or her balancing, coordination, and visual skills. Additionally, this slide is very low to the ground which makes it perfect for your child to experience a safe sliding experience.

Pros

Low to the ground

Enhances balance of your child

Low-profile design

Cons

A bit pricey for its simple design

38.  Step2 Up and Down Roller Coaster

During this quarantine and time of the pandemic, there is no reason for you not to make your backyard an amusement park for your babies! This product allows your child to enjoy playing in a safe way. If you still aren’t sure if you will allow your babies to ride on it, you can just make them be mesmerized on the up-and-down movement of the car alone!

Pros

Affordable

Kind of educational

Fun to use

Easy to assemble

Easy to clean

Cons

Not for babies who cannot sit on their own yet

Pricey

39.  Step2 Sports-Tastic Activity Center

This product offers a lot features aside from the slide. It has a basketball hoop and ball, football, and soccer ball. It can actually be a training tool for your babies to learn about numbers and it can also teach them how to become independent when they play.

Pros

Comes with a lot of features

Comes with a complete set

Easy to assemble

Durable

Cons

Pricey

40.  Little Tikes Jr. Play Slide

This Little Tikes slide product is perfect for babies. It is just a small slide that is low to the ground. It is easy to assemble and it will surely look good in your backyard.

Pros

Safe to use

Low to the ground

Easy to clean

Easy to assemble

Cons

Always supervise your babies when they use this slide because why not?

Baby Sand Products for Backyard

41.  Little Tikes Turtle Round Sandbox

Sandboxes are really great in your backyard because they are fun to use and very educational. This product has a built-in molded chair for your babies and kids and is secured to use.

Pros

Comes with a built-in seat

Has a secured cover which you can put after playing

Cons

Not for            babies who like to put stuff on their mouth

Kind of messy to use

Sand is not included

42.  Activity Sandbox with Canopy

This product is actually a great tool to widen your baby’s curiosity and improve his or her motor skills. It is very sturdy and durable. However, sandbox products like this are kind of messy to use when your backyard is not sand or grass kind-of-backyard too.

Pros

Safe to use

Can enhance motor skills

Comes with a canopy

Cons

Not for babies who like to put stuff on their mouth

Kind of messy to use

43.  Step2 Naturally Playful Sand Table

If you do not want your babies to sit on sandboxes, you can actually choose this one. This product is sand table that includes pails and shovels. It also comes with a cover that you can use after playing.

Pros

Comes with a cover

Comes with accessories

Cons

Kind of messy to use but not that messy compared to floor sandboxes

Not for babies who like to put stuff on their mouth

Baby Trampoline Products for Backyard

44.  Round Backyard Trampoline with Safety Enclosure

Who says trampolines are only for older kids and adults? This product is perfect for all ages including babies! It comes with a foam pad which makes it a safe product to use by your little ones. This product is also durable and it can stand UV rays and any other weathers! So, you do not even have to install and uninstall it!

Pros

Comes with a mesh enclosure

Durable

Filled with foams

Can stand the UV rays and any other weathers

Cons

It takes around two hours to assemble it

45.  Trampoline with Basketball Hoop

If you want to make jumping in a trampoline to the next level, consider this product as one of you choices. This trampoline comes with a basketball hoop with your babies will surely enjoy. It has a mesh enclosure which gives you an assurance that your baby will never fall down. It can be easily installed but only2 kids can accommodate it.

Pros

Easy to install

Comes with a mesh enclosure

Durable and sturdy

Cons

Only two kids can fit inside

The Takeaway

Indeed, buying your baby backyard product is not that easy. If you haven’t been able to choose one yet, here are my top five picks: , , , , and .

FAQs

What can I make in my backyard?

Usually, pools and water toys and products can be installed in your backyard. Depending on the season and weather, you can actually put different backyard products for your baby such as playhouses and slides.

How can I make backyard more fun?

If you are thinking of your babies when you think of this question, you can actually make your backyard more fun by installing or using baby-friendly products such as water splashes or water parks.

How can I make my backyard nice for cheap?

Your backyard can look elegant and cozy even if you install cheap products. You can buy simple baby backyard products such as baby chairs and tables, mini pools, and swings. Surely, your backyard will never look dull again!


[1] Lang-Runtz, H. E. A. T. H. E. R. “Preventing accidents in the home.” Canadian Medical Association Journal 129.5 (1983): 482.

[2] Stofer, Kathryn A., and Christina Rios. “Contextualizing Science Learning through Agricultural Free-Choice Learning Opportunities in Your Backyard.” Science Educator 26.2 (2018): 114-121.

[3] Kays, Jonathan, et al. “The woods in your backyard: learning to create and enhance natural areas around your home (PALS 2-FRONT MATTER ONLY).” (2015).

[4] Day, Ralph L., and Stephen B. Ash. “Consumer response to dissatisfaction with durable products.” ACR North American Advances (1979).

[5] Hajat, Shakoor, et al. “Outdoor air pollution and infant mortality: analysis of daily time-series data in 10 English cities.” Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 61.8 (2007): 719-722.

[6] Clemens, Tessa, et al. “A population based study of drowning in Canada.” BMC Public Health 16.1 (2016): 1-8.

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Mother of 4 kids, Tiffany is a certified childcarer and during her free time, she write posts in thebabychoice to share her hands on experience and knowledge.

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