It’s Friday and we are so excited for a beautiful weekend! If you’re like us, there’s nothing more fun than hopping on your Rody and bouncing swiftly across the fields!
Today, we’ll be inflating a brand new Riding Rody to play with, and we’ll share all the tips and tricks we’ve learned over the years for maintaining the perfect Rody.
The Rody we ate inflating today is a standard size Riding Rody in a classic blue! Did you know that all Rodys can support up to 440lbs? Anyone can ride! They’re also latex and BPA-free. Wow!
Here’s everything you’ll need:
- Riding Rody (don’t forget the plug!)
- Rody Air Pump (or a bike pump or air compressor or some reeeeally strong lungs!)
Start by taking the Rody out of its box. It comes in a protective sleeve, so go ahead and slide it right out. There’s a pouch tucked into new Rodys that contains an extra plug, a bicycle pump adapter, and a small instruction booklet.
As you can see, we’ve chosen to use the Rody hand pump, but don’t be discouraged if you don’t have one yourself! Most manual air pumps, small air compressors, and bicycle pumps (paired with the included adapter) should be compatible. Insert the the end of the pump or air compressor into the hole on the back of the Rody, then start pumping and watch your new bouncy friend take shape!
Note: You’ll know your Rody is filled when the feet start to firm up, the waist starts to bulge a little, and the ears feel like an overripe banana when squeezed. You’ll also want to make sure your Rody doesn’t get too full. You’ll know it has when its waist is no longer curvy; If yours loses its hourglass shape, go ahead and let a little air out until it looks like the one in our picture.
Your Rody is now inlated! It’s safe to ride inside or outside, under parental supervision. Be sure to keep it in a cool, dark place for storage so as not to damage the toy. The sun can easily fade the color and extreme heat can cause the Rody to bubble in spots, weakening the material. If your Rody gets dirty, the best thing to clean it with is warm water and a mild soap, such as dish detergent. Any harsh chemicals can degrade the material and take away that beautiful shine.
Be safe and have fun!
The Toy Joy Team