4 Stars By IJ'sMommy on 2017-01-27
Read the instructions...you have to inflate then wait
So I bought this to be an alternative for a chair. The idea was that my son would use this at his normal, adult height desk. And at first I was quit disappointed because once we inflated it, the ball was WAY too small to use at a normal height desk. But! It turns out you are supposed to inflate it, then wait 24 hours to give it time to stretch and then you inflate it again and this will get it to its full size. My kid loves this his yoga ball now...as a chair, as a toy to play with, as something to just lay around on. So many uses.
4 Stars By Stephanie G. on 2018-04-16
Seems to be good quality! 2 months and no problems!
So far so good! I bought this child size exercise ball for my 6 year old son. I wanted to try and keep him off mine! He is a bit on the small size but seems to fit him fine. So I think it could work for a tall 4 or 5 year old as well. I have also seen one of my above average height teens sitting on it. Granted with the 13 year old his knees were no where near straight. The ball will definitely support a child of 125lbs! I think a 7 or 8 year old could also use this ball comfortably. The ball seems to be made of thick material. I did see some reviewers stating they did not recieve a child size ball. The Gaiam ball we received was definitely the correct size. It seems to be approximately 16" in height. This is an approximate measurement as it's a ball and I didn't get fancy with how I measured. Overall I think is good quality and from the research I did online this brand is supposed to be highly rated for the adult size balls, so I figure it's a good choice for a child. Just to note my children, 3 boys treat this ball like a ball at times bouncing it. My 6 year old also rolls all around on it on his belly for fun, he is pretty rough with it and it's held up great over the 2 months we've owned it. I would definitely reccomend this child's exercise ball to a friend.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2016-08-31
Love these balls
Love these balls! I have a whole classroom full of them and ditched the chairs. Kids are so much more focused. Sometimes they roll back and get a good stretch and then they are right back to work! Love to see them so focused! I teach 2nd grade perfect size for K-2.
1 Stars By Heather B. on 2017-10-09
Product is not as advertised. Wrong size!
On the ball itself, it says 45cm and the listing is for a 45 cm 1-1/2 foot ball. However, it is not 45 cm. It is 65 cm. This ball was purchased for physical therapy for my 11 month old baby. I verified the size with my son's physical therapist and compare this "45 cm" ball to his 45 cm ball. I was forced to use the 65 cm ball due to time constraints but it is not what I wanted nor thought I was purchasing. Very, very disappointing.
5 Stars By 2013a on 2017-09-29
Love these Balance Balls
Love these Balance Balls! I was hesitating in this purchase due to the fact I wanted the Kids' chairs. Unfortunately the chairs were not in my budget. These balls were purchase to use in my classroom with first graders and I was unaware of their safety while learning how to balance on the balls while in the classroom with hard flooring. So,I decided to pair them with aerobic step risers for the fraction of the cost..to my surprise this was a perfect combination, my students are able to enjoy this seating option without the balls rolling from underneath them.
3 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-02-16
Not round and too small for a 9 year old (55" tall)
I ordered the ball and a base for my 9 year old to use as a chair while we do homeschool. I looked at the reviews of this ball (45 cm) and the small adult ball (55 cm) to try to figure out what size to buy her. This ball states it's for ages 5-8, but didn't give any height recommendations. The small adult ball states it's for heights 5'0"-5'5", so I bought her the kids ball. Well, it's way too small. The box for the kids ball says it's for kids ages 5-8 and between 42"-51" tall. I wish the height recommendations had been included in the product information on BTA-MALL. My daughter is 9 years old and 55" tall. Even when the ball is fully inflated (as per the deflate and reinflate after 24 hrs instructions), her knees are higher than the ball when she sits on it. I have a medium (65 cm) ball and when she sits on it, only the balls of her feet touch the ground, not the bottom of her whole foot. I will be ordering the small adult ball instead. I hope this helps others determine the correct size for their child.
I gave it 3 stars not because of the sizing issue, but because her ball isn't round, as it should be, it's oblong like an egg.
4 Stars By KacyJ120 on 2016-07-06
Great ball for classroom! Does roll all around the room when not in use. I recommend the Gaiam balls with legs.
5 Stars By JeS on 2018-02-20
Great Exercise Ball for Kids
This is a great exercise ball. It's the perfect size for kids. I bought two of these for my first grade son's classroom. Gaiam is known for their workmanship. This ball holds up to all the kids bouncing on it and playing with it. I love that it also comes with its own pump. Highly recommend
3 Stars By AAA on 2018-07-06
Lowered quality relative to prior Gaiam balls.
I have a few balls from Gaiam and they clearly used to be better made just a year or two ago. First, they were made in Taiwan and now China. Also, now they smell like bad chemicals upon arrival as for prior ones were neutral of odors. Strangely, price has inched up. So now we are paying more for something worse - not great at all.
5 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2018-05-08
Great ball. Grippy material.
This is a really great ball.
One note before getting one---really measure what you need. This one is super small. Yeah the size it says on the package is accurate, but I didn't realize how small 45 cm actually is!
My daughter (10 years old, 65 lb. about 4'2") is a little too big for it, but still plays on it.