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Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo
Busy Parents Sometimes Need A Little Help
Let’s face it kids who are trying to walk are literally a writhing handful. You can’t put them down for a minute or turn your back or they’re grabbing things and trying to stand up, and then falling down and hurting themselves. This gets a little tiresome if you’ve got a lot of things to get on with.
So what’s the solution?
You need something you can put them in that will give them the confidence to be able to press down on the floor, exercise their legs and help them develop their balance. The Fischer Price Rainforest Jumperoo is ideal for this.
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We spent quite a lot of time looking at things to put him in, but most of them didn’t look like they would stand up to constant pounding. Our little boy is big for his age and solid, and if he’s awake he won’t sit still for 5 seconds. I don’t believe that small children, at least under the age of three or four, should be parked in front of a television just to keep them occupied.
When we saw the Rainforest Jumperoo it appeared to have everything we were looking for and a lot more. Firstly we both grew up with Fisher-Price toys so we knew it was the name a could trust. If you ever go to flea markets or thrift store shopping there are always Fisher-Price toys for sale even though they may have been used for years, they survived.
We were looking for safety and this Jumperoo is extremely well constructed. It’s also very colorful and yet not too heavy, neither does it take up a lot of space. It also packs down well if you want to store it or take it on a trip to Grandma’s.
One thing we hadn’t thought of was something that could turn a full 360° and the Rainforst does, which means he can turn around and watch whatever else is going on in the room or look at things to keep himself amused.
When we put our pre-toddler in the Jumperoo it took him less than 30 minutes to realize he could jump around and make a heck of a lot of noise. If you have a toddler you know that noise is good, if they’re quiet then they’re usually getting into something they shouldn’t. That’s the nice thing about having the Jumperoo – we always know where he is and what he’s up to.
It also didn’t take him very long to realize that he could jump up and try to grab the parrot and the fish that are suspended above the Jumperoo. That helps with his hand eye coordination and balance, although in the beginning it was comical watching him.
As a bonus Fisher-Price added music and noises which he loves, although after about an hour I usually turn it off because with the boinging noises and him crashing up and down it sounds like there’s a major battle going on! Hey you can’t have everything.