Frequently Asked Questions


The frequently asked questions and answers about the Wobbel.

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1 What can you do with it?
1.1 What can you do with it?

The funny thing is that only adults ask hat question.
Children instinctively know what the intention is and continue to see more and more opportunities and keep discover discovering.
The Wobbel is what you imagine it is; a balance board, a swing, a bridge, a shop, a cabin, a stepping stone, a racetrack, a lounge chair, fitness equipment, a puppet, a small football goal, or at the back of an elephant?

Promotes balance, balance and creativity
Challenges to move and play at home
For young and old
Play along with your child and get fit.


1.2 Only for children? For adults?
The Wobbel can very well be used by adults. To get fit, stretch your back, (as a seat aid) in yoga exercises, to train balance and just because it's fun. It's possible to do a wide range of exercises on the Wobbel, from relatively light to extremely heavy.
If you are under treatment, for example, from a physical therapist he or she can definitely help to come up with useful exercises on the Wobbel. We are working with a physiotherapist  to develop a good and healthy set of exercises for adults. Once these are available, we will report it.
The Wobbel is CE approved up to 100 kilos. The Wobbel is about 90 centimeters long and 30 centimeters wide. So plenty of room for big feet and long legs.
 
2 Purchase a Wobbel
2.1 What is the price of the Wobbel?
A Wobbel is available from 99 euros.
But you can compose it to your wishes.
At our shop are all the possibilities.
Want to make it really make special?
There is the option of a custom Wobbel.


2.2 Why does a Wobbel cost what it costs?
We have not compromised on quality and only use the best materials. Therefore it is such a beautiful product, it's very durable and can be passed on to other kids or sold sold second hand. It is not a unilateral toy and children (and adults) do not get bored, because they constantly see new opportunities. The Wobbel grows with the family.
Producing a Wobbel is a complex process that we sourced from the best wood bending factory in Europe. The Wobbel is made of pressed sustainable European beech wood, treated with waterbased paints and varnishes. The EKO wool felt and sustainable cork are natural products.
Despite all of that we priced it as low as possible and are by far the cheapest.
We understand that the Wobbel is not affordable for everyone, so we occasionally have raffles.
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2.3 Where can I but it?
Currently, the Wobbel is sold through our webshop and through nice selection of stores throughout Europe. Interested retailers can contact us at: retail@wobbel.eu

2.4 Can I try it first?
We do not have a store where you can try out the Wobbel, but most of our retailers have a demo Wobbel in their store. So visit them and have a go.


2.5 What is the delivery time?
At our shop you can see when each product which will be shipped. When you chosen Wobbel is in stock, we usually ship it within a few days after the mentioned date, because you Wobbel is made to order. Usually you have your Wobbel within a week after the mentioned date.

Please note that custom felt colors can take a bit longer, because they are specially made for you.

If we do not have the Wobbel in stock the expected shipping time is mentioned. 
If that's the case we cannot ship earlier because the Wobbels are still made in the factory.
When you are a little late to order for a special day, e-mail us for more information. Often we can work something out. Of you can contact one of our dealers.

2.6 Do you ship outside the Netherlands?
Yes!
We send the Wobbel to most European countries:


3 About the Wobbel 
3.1 For what ages is it appropriate?
The Wobbel is a toy that grows with the child and is also very suitable for adults.
Toddlers play it differently than young teenagers and adults.
Adults can do some very good exercises to do to help improve balance, strengthen the core and to remain flexible.

The standard Wobbel and felt finished version are designed and CE certified for children of 0 months and older, but is also suitable for older children and adults up to 200 kilograms. The Wobbel with the cork finish is CE certified for children of 3 years and older. The Wobbel is a balance board to be used standing on it. Other uses have not been tested and certified, so Wobbel B.V. cannot guarantee it's safe usage when used in other ways. Never let them stand or sit on the sides.

 Read our users manual for more info.

3.2 What's the weight limit? / How many children can play on it? 
The Wobbel is CE certified up to 200 kilos.

The standard Wobbel and felt finished version are designed and CE certified for children of 0 months and older, but is also suitable for older children and adults up to 200 kilograms. The Wobbel with the cork finish is CE certified for children of 3 years and older. The Wobbel is a balance board to be used standing on it. Other uses have not been tested and certified, so Wobbel B.V. cannot guarantee it's safe usage when used in other ways. Never let them stand or sit on the sides.

  Read our users manual for more info.


3.3 Why is cork  appropriate for 3 years and up?
Small children tend to pluck. Cork can't handle that very well. If they swallow the pieces there is risk of suffocation. Felt is a better choice for younger kids. Read our users manual for more info.


3.4 I have a certain floor in the house. What is best?
For hard floors like laminate, wood, stone, tile, linoleum and marmoleum we definitely advice felt or cork.
This will protect the Wobbel, the floor and reduces noise. With sensitive or scratch sensitive flooring it is advisable to use a rug or mat anyway, irrespective of whether felt or cork is unerneath the Wobbel. Unprotected parts can cause damage to the floor or the Wobbel.
We have no experience with vinyl flooring, but to be safe choose felt or cork.
If you have carpet or a large rug in the house, you can choose a bare Wobbel.

The Wobbel may be damaged by the use on hard and / or irregular surfaces. In particular, inter alia, floor tiles.  If there is no felt or cork is at the bottom, we recommend using a rug or mat to protect the Wobbel, the floor and your ears. With the convex side up (ᴖ) the felt or cork provides no protection and it is advisable to use a rug or mat under the Wobbel. By shifting the Wobbel with the convex side up (ᴖ) on such floors can cause damage to the sides of the Wobbel.


3.5 What is the difference between felt and cork?
Our sustainable cork is a very strong material when it comes to pressure load. Therefore, it is our cork also called industrial cork and is also used for floors. It can't handle plucking and sharp objects wel. Small pieces can fall of. Therefore, a Wobbel with cork suitable for 3 years and up.

Cork is a fine material and feels nice an natural. It is somewhat rougher than felt.
Therefore, a Wobbel with cork can't be used as a slide.
Cork is only available in natural cork color.

Our EKO wool felt is made from the best available natural felt. It is colored by nature and therefore doens't contain nasty chemicals. It is highly resistant to abrasion, protects floors and Wobbels and has good sound deadening. The risk of pieces coming loose like with cork is practically zero. It feels warm and comfortable to the touch, and is available in beautiful colors. We have 6 colors of felt in our standard range. In addition, there is the possibility to compose your own color combo for an additional charge of 20 euros. 

For more information about maintenance and cleaning our user's manual.  

3.6 What colors Wobbels are there?
The easiest way is to look in our shop for the available colors.
All colored Wobbel, including whitewash are semi transparent. This way you can still see the wood grain. Each Wobbel is therefore unique.

3.7 Can I create a completely custom Wobbel (illustrations, name, color, felt)?
In short: Yes, you can!

We have 6 beautiful colors wool felt and one cork color in our standard range. In addition, there is the possibility to choose a felt color outside this range. An additional charge of 20 euros. Look here and in the shop for all possibilities. 

We also offer the opportunity for a completely custom Wobbel. 
Our illustrator makes beautiful handcrafted artwork, you can choose a color and he can add a name or chosen illustration. Since these art pieces are hand crafted, each one is unique.
We ask you to send an email to info@wobbel.eu for the possibilities.

For companies, we offer the possibility of applying a lasered logo, custom felt color and Wobbel to fir corporate identity. Thus the Wobbel fits in, is easily recognizable and therefore less prone to theft. Think about a great gift or Christmas present.
For options contact us info@wobbel.eu

3.8 What material is the Wobbel made of? Is the Wobbel sustainable? 
The Wobbel is made of pressed sustainable sourced European beech wood, treated with waterbased paints and varnishes. The EKO wool felt and sustainable cork are natural products. 

The FSC wood for the Wobbel is sustainably harvested within a radius of 300 km around the factory. 

In addition, the plant is very efficient, where raw materials and waste are reduced to a minimum. For excample, there is no gas usage. The residue timber is used for heating of the premises and the press dies.


3.9 Cleaning and maintenance, how do I do that? 
Cleaning is best done by wiping with a damp cloth, possibly with a mild detergent. It is important to rub with a dry cloth. We have good experiences with vacuuming to clean the cork and felt and possibly with mild ox-gall soap. Don't do this too wet, otherwise the adhesive layers and the cork could be damaged. 
The Wobbel does not require any special maintenance.

The Wobbel is a natural product and therefore ages pretty. Scratches and dents will definitely occur, but the Wobbel doesn't mind so much. It will keep wobbling. 

4 Safety and usage 
4.1 Isn't it dangerous for fingers and toes? And other security related questions. 
Always let children play under adult supervision and let them get used to the Wobbel. Help them when needed and make clear make clear what can and can't be done with it. Beware of fingers and toes at the edges. Teach your child from the first time to never hold the edges. Provide at least two meters of free space (also to other children) around the Wobbel and place it on a flat, horizontal surface. 
Make sure they don't wear socks or smooth shoes, otherwise they might slip and they could fall. 
Barefoot or non-slip shoes prevent slipping.

Cork and felt are natural materials and are subject to wear. Make sure your children don't put these materials into their mouths. 

For more information about maintenance and cleaning our user's manual.   

4.2 Can the Wobbel be used outside? 
The Wobbel is designed for indoor use. Outdoor play is possible, but because of that it will wear out sooner. Don't let is sit outside, because water and moisture will eventually effect paint, wood and the cork and felt. On sunny days the Wobbel can be used outside on a mat or rug.

A Wobbel without bottom protection will wear out very quickly on stones and tiles, but can be, for example, be used well in the grass. Make sure to keep it dry.

Generally; A Wobbel that is used outside will wear and tear much faster.
It is advisable to lay a carpet, foam floor tiles (puzzle pieces) or for example a piece of artificial grass under the Wobbel if you want to use it outside. 
For more information about maintenance and cleaning our user's manual.  

4.3 Is the Wobbel tested? 

The Wobbel is made from sustainably harvested European beech wood (FSC) which is pressed and finished with water based lacquers and stains. Both felt and cork are natural products as well.

The Wobbel is CE certified according DIRECTIVE 2009/48/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 June 2009 on the safety of toys. CE certification is done by: Certification Company



5 Specific health questions 
5.1 My child (or myself) has a particular condition or restriction. Is the Wobbel suitable for that? 
It is best to discuss this with your doctor or therapist. They can best assess what can and can not apply to your specific case. He or she might even help you create a specific exercise package. Recently, we have received many possitive feedback from (physio) therapists about to the opportunities the Wobbel offers in therapies. The probability is high that this is helpful to you and / or your child. Of course you are responsible for assessing the capabilities and limitations. 

6 Professionals 
6.1 I have a shop or store and want the Wobbel in my shop. Is that possible? 
Did you have a nice (web) shop and a good suggestion, please email us at @retail@wobbel.eu


6.2 Can I use the Wobbel in my practice? 
You can probably judge this better than us, but the feedback we get from diverse professionals is extremely positive. Besides a lot of fun (which also helps in learning), the Wobbel is a great tool to train seriously as well. The results are quite stunning.

6.3 Can I, as a professional or toy lending service, get a discount? 
We offer Wobbel at a very competitive price, so there is no room for discounts on individual purchases. In most cases, the VAT can be deducted from the tax. Are you planning to purchase several for your school, nursery, toy lending service or business, please contact us via info@wobbel.eu


7 Finally,
7.1 Have fun with the Wobbel!
If your question and answer are not there, you can always send us your questions by:
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Wobbel B.V. is not liable for material or immaterial damages caused by the use of the Wobbel balance board. Use active toys always with caution and under the supervision of an adult. In the case of a medical condition or restriction use it under the supervision of an attending physician or therapist.
The Wobbel brand, Wobbel products and the Wobbel logo and icon are protected  by law throughout the EU. Wobbel B.V. has all the rights and will also maintain these.

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