First, start by choosing the place where you plan to install the teepee tent for your kids by asking your kids opinion: in their room or in the garden.
An installation in the room is advantageous in the perspective where the toy contributes to the decoration. If you plan to place it outside, choose a place sheltered from the rain. In fact, most manufacturing materials are permeable to water, even though there are still waterproof fabrics. Be sure to inquire about this detail during your purchase.
Then most of the teepees on the market are ready to place. All you have to do is unfold it before placing the uprights or stakes on very flat ground. Make sure they are stable before letting your children play inside it. Then put the carpet inside the tent to prevent your kid from getting dirty or to keep it clean.
Finally, Using your skills attach the uprights with a cord. This process is easier if each stake has a hole to insert the small rope.
The use of a teepee is advantageous because it is possible to take it wherever you go. Just fold it the same as an umbrella.
Options and accessories
Children’s teepees usually have small accessories that make them more practical. Here are the options most often encountered on teepee.
A small window brings extra light to the teepee and allows children to see beyond the opening. In addition, the window brings a more habitable side to the structure.
The central slot that allows you to enter and exit the teepee is often foldable. Velcro straps or a simple cord wrapping in a knot are installed to keep them open.
Possibility to add more decorations
A teepee is completely customizable. For example, you can hang decorations such as patterns of cartoon characters like pajamas that are all the rage at the moment or stickers on the canvas. The uprights can also be painted in your kid’s favorite colors.
Carpets and cushions
These are essential accessories to have in a teepee for children. Some teepees are sold directly in teepee form with rugs and cushions, and others are not. It is necessary to buy one if your kids does not have one. The use of these accessories brings the teepee closer to a real cottage.
What are the safety measures to take with the teepee for children?
It is strictly forbidden to light a fire inside the teepee even if the product is used outside.
It is advisable to keep pointed or sharp objects away from the canvas to avoid possible tearing.
When the children play inside the teepee, regularly check that everything is fine.
It is essential that the canvas can be detached from the teepee in order to wash it, in addition to an outdoor children’s teepee. Children who take their toys inside the teepee can spoil the fabric. This is why it is preferable that the tent is washable.
Stability and security
A toy must guarantee the safety of children who play with it. This is valid for the different teepee models. The little ones tend to grab onto the uprights or the canvas to get up. The teepee must, therefore, be solid to withstand due to these cases. It should not be collapse.