Our daughter loves her hop n pop. Its bright and colourful and plays a variety of quite funky music rather than the usual nursery rhymes. Bouncing sets the music off and causes the balls in the pod on the front to bounce however we found that our daughter couldn't quite bounce it hard enough to do this. Nevertheless, there are other ways to set the music off, such as turning the purple dial, and hitting the green button, which she mastered easily. We started using this as soon as our daughter could hold her head sturdily, and even though she is now 7 months old she isn't bored of this item. One niggle is that it doesn't fold completely flat, so isn't as easy to store as perhaps indicated. Its quite a bulky item, and not something I would choose to 'take along' if I'm honest. All in all a fun toy however, and much cheaper that the jumparoo!
When our two year old was younger we looked at various things to keep him entertained. I'd heard about the jumperoo but found it to be quite expensive. A friend of ours had the Hop N Pop and couldn't recommend it enough. The price is very reasonable for what you get. It's great for when your little one is too young to sit unaided for long but can roll over. Our little boy loved being able to jump up and down and adored all the different tunes it plays. There are lots of different things on it to entertain and a rattle and teether by their shoulders. The sounds and lights come on as he jumped up and down so it rewarded him for doing things. The seat is height adjustable and is machine washable just in case! The only downside is that the foot mat doesn't appear to come off for washing.
BUY IT!!!! It's a must! What a fabulous buy for my 3rd child. I only wish these had been around for my now teenagers as they would have loved them too. This Hop N Pop kept our son jumping up and down continuously with huge smiles and laughter. It was really useful for the age of being too young to sit up unaided yet, old enough to roll over and fall off something, old enough for starting to crawl, but once walking and getting that bit bigger, they'd probably take off in it! Oh he absolutely adored it. He was smiling from the minute he'd get in it and want to go back in it once taken out! Our son was a few months old when we bought this. He was getting to the stage of not being able to pop him down on the floor as he'd roll over, or sit up and fall over. When you really need to rush to the toilet, where does baby go if they are too big for their bouncy chair? Hop n Pop... yayyy! actually, they shouldnt be left unaided in this, but you can certainly pop them in it to start with, because they are too young to bounce in it and if you can see them from a distance, you at least know they are safe from falling off the sofa, or rolling onto something on the floor. The picture describes all really with regards to brightness and colour. We bought ours from Ebay second hand but it was in totally mint condition. The table was laden with toys, with a huge see through plastic ball in the middle, with popping balls inside. There was a protective mat for babys feet to rest upon, and the bouncing seat had an adjustable strap for babys growth over the months. To start with our son just sat in it tapping away on the toys and shapes. After 6-7 months, he began to realise that as he stood up and sat down, it would play songs. By 9-10 months he was going crazy in it, jumping around like a loony doing a right workout! I actually had to take him out of it sometimes because he just wouldnt stop jumping up and down!! It was very funny, and most enjoyable for him, but there definately comes a point whereby you're thinking ohhh kayyyyyy, he's going to take off in a minute! Its very sturdy thats for sure and folds down easily to transport around. I really would recommend this as it's a great item to have when you want your baby to remain in a safe environment and know they aren't going to be moving anywhere in it. I really miss having this item out and have it stored away for memory in my attic!
I'm being organised and decided to give my sons old Fisher Price hop & pop a clean up today, Not quite in nesting mode but it is another job done. As I was doing it I thought now here is something nice to review. I originally gave a friend £20 for this as her son had hardly used it and that's the amount she wanted for it. Well knowing that to buy it new cost £47.99 at the time it was a bargain. I never wanted a baby walker as felt they aren't always safe. Not fair to leave baby in a bouncer chair all the time and if you needed to pop to the toilet etc you shouldn't leave baby on the floor either. With this activity centre they are safely sat in it so if you turn your back on them they will still be in the same place when you look again. I used to move this to where ever I was in the home. Having looked now this baby activity centre has certainly held it's price. Selling for £46-£65 on line depending where you purchase it. Now what does it do? Well makes noise of course as most baby items do lol. The baby is sat in the middle where the material seat is and by the way the back of it is nicely padded making them comfortable. The seat can also be adjusted to one of three different heights. Their legs are free to do as they wish, dance stamp or kick about. As they put pressure on the yellow table part and the motion of them trying to bounce then allows the whole unit to rise up and down slightly with them which in turn then sets off some of the music in the centre. On one side of the table is a rattle toy which is attached and the other side is a kind of teether toy which is also attached. All activities on the table are within arms reach for baby to get to. The other items include a ball for them to spin, A round thing for them to turn around with their fingers and about four plastic shapes on a kind of arch for them to get interested in. There are some big green button which when pressed start the music off. I forgot to mention that when they are making the unit bounce it also makes some toys in a globe shaped part bounce about. It really is a lighting musical activity centre. It has about 4 or 5 different tunes on it. My son loved it and spent many hours in it. You can put nibbles or drink on the table in front of them too as there is room. I feel this type of toy really stimulates baby and helps them with coordination too whilst grabbing at the different toys. I don't believe it is possible to have the centre fall over or collapse it seems well made and is supported by bars as you can see in the picture. It does collapse down fairly flat for moving about or storing. The seat cover entirely comes off for washing which can be in a washing machine. Now the one issue I found with it is that the foot mat where they put their feet onto can't be completely removed for cleaning. It has a screw going through part of it which is also going through the metal bar and it isn't the type of screw you can unscrew with a screwdriver, It's in there for good. So it can be a bit awkward trying to clean it with a metal bar in one side of it still. It is a fairly waterproof material like what umbrellas are made from so as long as you keep on top of any spills it won't be a problem. It uses batteries which I don't ever remember having to change. Maximum weight for this is 25lbs. Oh and another piece of important information is that there is a volume control :-)
My son received this as a Christmas present, and I am so glad he did! It's one of those items that are so useful you wonder how you lived without it and I was really sad to see it go when he outgrew it. The hop n pop is a padded seat which sits in an activity centre, with lots of buttons, flashing lights and a bubble with balls in it which pop as your little one bounces up and down. I found the toy to be very stable and I felt comfortable letting my little one sit in it shortly after he could sit by himself. We used it to keep him entertained whilst we ate meals, and it did the job well, providing a safe place for him to sit next to the table. One of the big bonuses of this item is that you can fold it up to store it when it's not being used. It has a carry handle too, which made it really easy to transport from one room to the other. My son loved the toys, spending ages pushing the little coloured toys from one side of the bar to the other. As well as the toys, it has a tray which you can use to put snacks on- a great additon. Another brill addition is the volume button- always welcome when you want a bit of peace and quiet! Overall, a fab item, I would not hesitate to reccomend it to anyone considering buying one.
I have to admit to having brought this by mistake, when I first saw it on Amazon I thought it was a baby walker, ok so im an idiot but never mind that, when I arrived I couldn't be bothered to send it back and was quite intrigued by the idea of it as I had never seen anything like it before. Like I said above the basic shape of the toy is like a baby walker but it doesn't have any wheels instead it has a fabric base for the child to jump up and down on whilst sitting in the lovely padded comfortable seat to set off the music playing on the toys at the front of the tray to entertain the child. There is no beginning age on this toy as it is suitable from when your child can support there own heads so is going to depend on your babies development rate, at 3 months old my little one is capable of supporting her own head now and the back of the seat gives her added protection as it doesn't allow her to throw her head backwards. It has 7 fun toys on the front of the bouncer, there is a popper where the balls pop up when your baby bounces and this activates lights and music, I assume this is where the toy got its name from. There is a rattle, a teether, beads for baby to move around, things to press, rock or pull to stimulate the music and lights which all keep a young child very entertained. The seat adjusts to 3 different heights so is supposed to be suitable for all sized babies but my daughter is still too short for it and cant reach the floor in it yet so we have to keep bouncing it for her. It plays 5 songs so it doesn't get too irritating or repetitive, the songs and lights can be activated by the bouncing motion of the baby or playing with the toys on the tray so if like my daughter your child is a little short for it when you first buy it they can still enjoy playing with it. There is a volume control on the toy, which is great, as you don't have to have it up, loud all the time. It runs on 3 c type batteries which do last for quite a while, my daughter has had hour's of fun in hers the last few weeks and the batteries are still going strong, the seat is made of material but is very easy to detach much the same as a walker seat does to be washed and can go in the washing machine which is really handy. It folds down for storage but I certainly wouldn't claim that it folds flat so it s still rather bulky to store. I paid £30 for this from Amazon and think it was well worth the money but do shop around as I have seen them selling for as much as £80 in some places which is a lot of money if you can get it cheaper.
the fisher price hop and pop was given to me by a friend who swore by it. It has a nice padded seat which is comfortable and secure. Its quite big but unlike a walker it doesnt move anywhere so as long as you have a space to put it its fine. When i first put my son in it he wasnt heavy enough to make it bounce but was happy enough with the exciting toys and colourful buttons. soon enough he got the hang of it and worked out that he could make the balls pop in the middle and music would play if he jumped in it. the tunes it plays are a little more than annoying when you have heard them over and over and over again! however for short periods of time its o.k. you could always turn the noises off but my son cried if you did that (it is a bit cruel i know but worth a try) the mat underneath meant that we could take it in the garden in the summer without worrying about his feet getting dirty. the toy was a bit hard to clean as there are lots of small bits for dirt to get stuck in. i worried a bit about the effects of him playing in this as it was before he learnt to walk so didnt quite know if this would affect how he used his legs but small doses didnt do him any harm. alot more fun than a walker! it folds down easily for storage
We bought this for my son when he was 4 months old (in a sale so it was only £20). At first he only sat in the chair (which is height adjustable) and looked at the toys and playing with them he wasn't strong enough to bounce in it. This would keep him amused for a while though. The toys on there are great, especially the ones you push on the left hand side he's fascinated with the shapes. Now he's 6 months old he knows how to bounce in it to make it play the songs and he smiles as soon as he's put in it. It has even been known to stop grizzly teething cries because he forgets his gums hurt in it (priceless!!!) It's very easy to put together and take down. Have never taken it anywhere but it folds down to an okay size if you wanted to. It's very sturdy and has never marked my wood floor even with all the bouncing. It's really colourful and my son loves it.
I brought this for my son for for £25 in the toys'rus sale he was 8 mths old and was showing signs of independance he was starting to learn to crawl and was getting frustrated as he wanted to be a bit more active and this would of helped to support his legs so this toy is suitable from 9 mths It promotes sensary development.My son loved this he used to put him in it for about an hours play it has severn different toys to play with and lots of modes that they can play with and five different songs to listen to.It has a padded washable seat that can just clipped out.The seat is height adjustable for your baby's height.They can bounce in this and the music plays and the balls pop In the corn popper.It takes 3 c size batteries which do last a while.It also folds up so you can take it out to grandparents.
I brought this toy for my daughter when she was 6 month's old she is now 13 month's old and still plays and loves it. To get it work they have to bounce and as they do this the fun starts with different things and the more they bounce the better they get. You have a corn popper that pop's and the lights twinkle and music plays. This toy has loads of fun for your child. The tray has a variety of toys on it here are some of them, The ball spins when my daughter spins it round the lights flash when the buttons are pressed and there is a teether on it for that time we all dread going threw. There are three different heights so you can use for a while as they grow. 5 fun songs play when she bounces so she doesn't get fed up with the one song. The toy sits on a floor cover so there is no need for you to worry about them hurting there feet. There is a high back so it supports them while they are in there. It has volume control so if you want peace and quite you just turn it off. It comes apart to be washed so no trying to scrub clean them hard to reach parts. It folds away so you can take it out with you or just fold away at the end of the day. Height 55cm Length 85cm Width 55cm You need 3 size C batteries It costs around £49.99 My overall review on this toy is its brilliant as my daughter still loves playing in it. Now so it's good for the money. I would recommend this to any parent or person looking to bye a young child a to.
Baby has seven exciting toys to play with while bouncing, twinkling lights to be fascinated by, five different songs to listen to and an abundant number of entertaining sound effects to enjoy. 3 adjustable heights.