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We purchased a Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo as it was highly recommended by a friend that had bought one for her child - we have not been disappointed!
The Jumperoo is desgined to be an activity centre and bouncer for babies who can hold their own head up straight but cannot yet walk or climb out of it. It consists of a circular base made from metal tubing with 3 vertical supports, from which the white moulded activity seat is hung from by 3 strong metal springs. The construction of this is very straight forward and the Jumperoo comes with easy to follow instructions. Once you have put this together you then clip on the thick fabric seat (designed like a frog!) which is easy to attach and it very secure giving you the confidence your baby will be safe once in the Jumperoo. The seat sits on wheels within the frame so that the baby can turn around to access all of the toys. It comes with a selection of toys which clip into the activity seat these are: A spinning rattly lizard with beads inside, a colourful spinning wheel, a spinning sunshine in a round ball with a pop-up tiger underneath, a battery operated (4xAA) toy with a dangling monkey and parrot, an elephant that turns around which plays music and has flashing lights, a dangly bee to pull and 2 overhead soft toys to bat at which are a parrot and a frog. When baby bashes the seat elephant and monkey noises sound. They batteries seem to last quite a long time in this - I have not had to change them yet. The activity seat is adjustable to 3 height positions so that it grows with your baby.
My son absolutely loves this toy, he has been using it since he was 3 months old - which was when he could hold his head up steady. It is designed so that you can set the seat for 3 different heights so that the baby is not putting too much weight on their feet but can bounce themselves up and down, and from side to side. The seat turns easily and smoothly so that baby can access all of the toys without assistance. The toys are brightly coloured and attractive to the baby.
From a parents perspective it is a great bit of kit, easy to wipe clean, the seat comes out easily for washing and most of all it is safe. I feel much happier to put my son in this than a conventional door bouncer as there is less risk of injury as this is free standing and you are not having to reattach anything before each use. Once it is constructed it is very sturdy, the plastic is thick and of good quality and is very hard wearing. The seat is deep and supportive and has a slightly raised back to encourage baby to stay in an upright position.
The only down side to the Jumperoo is its size. It takes up a lot of room and does not fold for storage or transportation around the home.
The Jumperoo can easily tire out a baby very quickly especially when they are very young, I would say to start putting baby in it for a few minutes at a time at first, then building up slowly to no more than about 15mins at a time until their legs and backs are a bit stronger.
The Jumperoo starts at around £80 to buy new, but many are available second hand in great condition on ebay and other second hand sites and prices can start at around £30 second hand. I think it is quite expensive for a single piece of baby equipment but it is worth every penny in the entertainment the baby gets from it. It would make an ideal present too :)
Fisher Price also do a Zoo and Ocean version of the Jumperoo.