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If there is one product I can recommend to any new parent, it is the rainforest jumperoo. Not only does the product keep babies entertained so you can get things done such as housework, but it is also great for their development. My daughter (2yo now) and son (7 months) both would happily sit in it for hours if I let them. With my daughter it even got to the stage she would cry when I'd take her out. With both children I started putting them in for 5 minutes at a time once they could hold their head/back (around 3.5-4 months). My only faults are that it is a little price, it does take up quite a bit of space and that the sounds do get a little bit repetitive after a while.
Well, where to start? I'd heard many a good thing about the jumperoo, and had this bought by my parents when by baby was just a few weeks old, intending to be a Christmas present. When my little one was 3 months old we thought we'd put it up and give it a whirl. My mum paid about £70 for this in the sale.
The box contained a few parts which were really easy to get together, the hardest part was probably to get the lit up console in. Once put together it breaks down to the main part with 3 poles, each pole is on a bungee and each has 3 levels to put up as the babies legs grow, and 3 base parts which all clip together to make the round base. We take this to and from my Mother in Law's on a weekly basis, and have no problem fitting it in the boot. It takes approx. 5 minutes to assemble, disassemble once you've got the hang of it.
Now for the interesting bit, my boy LOVES this, he started using it when he was approximately 3 and a half months old, and at first just sat and looked terrified every time it moved, but soon realised he was controlling the movement. He's now 6 and a half months old, is on the 2nd height level and bounces around so much it elicits a giggle from everyone who sees him, and he often looks like he's about to take off! This alone has given him amazing leg strength, and even at his young age, can stand (aided of course), for about 5 minutes straight.
The console has 2 tune levels and 2 sound levels, one tune level is just the odd noise brought on further by how hard he bounces and if he hits the console hard enough, the other tune level is a constant song, both of which cause the console to flash. We often have it on the constant level but on the quietest, as at full can be quite loud! The console also has a couple of animals that can move and again cause the console to make noises.
My boys favourite part....the butterfly! There is a small butterfly that he can pull closer to him, with crinkly fabric wings, he loves sucking on it. There are also 3 above head animals that he can't quite reach, but it doesn't stop him trying.
The seat is machine washable, a god send for any sickly child like mine, and all parts are easily wiped down with some wipes or with a steamer.
My son absolutely loves this, and we genuinely would be lost without it, it allows me to shower, clean up, cook, you name it, all whilst he entertains himself, and most importantly I know he's safe, theres no way he could get out of it. I could not recommend this enough.
While pregnant with my first baby and scouring the internet to find items that I could purchase ahead of time I stumbled across the jumperoo almost each time online. Honestly, I dismissed it a lot at the beginning as I didn't like to price tag attached knowing what else I could spend my maternity pay on.
After speaking to other parents who owned one and being encouraged to rethink my decision on it, I done some research and found nothing but positive reviews. Is it really that good though?
After finding this gem second hand and in brand new condition I jumped at it and was surprised at my findings.
The jumperoo is brightly coloured, sturdy and well overall looks a hell of a fun. My son is a little small for it just yet however a friend called over for a play date with her little one, well I can honestly say her little girl had so much fun. This was her first time seeing one also and well it lived up to her expectations too.
The bright colours are stimulating for their eyes, the music allows them to get excited and with the main element - bouncing - added to this, it makes fun for any child. The unit has rubber feet which means it won't slide around on wooden floors or similar. Yes its a little on the large side but who doesn't like a big toy after all. Its suitable for both little boys and little girls which is great. The volume control is dead handy too when I don't want to listen to it just as loud but baby is happy.
Machine washable seat and wipeable unit leaves it for easy cleaning which is what all parents need lets agree. And what's more interesting, I can whizz around and do the housework knowing that my little one would be happy and safe in the jumperoo. Thumbs up to Fisher Price.
Here's to happy babies getting exercise from fun. I honestly can't believe I wasn't going to purchase.
I purchased this jumperoo a couple of months ago fromd online for £45.
It is used like an alternative to the door bouncer that is original.
This seat comes in a removable fit, removable plate, audio and lights with volume control. Folds almost level, and takes AA batteries.
Suitable for 6-15 month-old kids.
First ideas are that its actually rather sweet, the animals are life-like enough in a child method to train children. I really like the frog! The games keep her interest to get a time period and he or she likes the moving.
The fit thinks powerful and is tough and has two eyes to the back which really is a great addition, this washed and is often removed.
As steel and its largely plastic it is easy-to clear, I take advantage of wipes that are antibac on mine once aday and its good that is still looking.
It is the correct dimension for a very lively child, when I ordered this I was amazed at how tall-it was, but upon reflection.
Construction and disassembly is straightforward and takes seconds (steel pins to pop into slots) and folds away nicely, like I explained it had been tiny enough to match in the automobile (Zafira and punk) start and use in a static caravan to get a week. There is 3 top controls, my 8 month old continues to be on the 1st environment.
It's easy to turn on, you can find sliders to select size and audio - CAUTION - the music is VERY annoying before long!!!
I've applied it over a few instances as somewhere to sit my child to feed her - when excited, while she did bounce!!
My only matter with-it so to speak is in a small room may become overbearing relatively as well as that the base does take quite a bit of room up.
Although I try and minimize the quantity of time as a result of probable strain on her sides and thighs my girl gets into this many days. She loves her time in there in there understanding as I have 3 additional children running around she wont get injured on to the floor and I do feel better along with her.
She also takes some of her treats in this (almond desserts) and is capable to achieve the rack easily and supply herself, again-this can be easy-to clear.
I could spend the full RRP for it also as I believe it is a terrific product, that will be absolutely worth and would definitely recommend this jumperoo to anyone with a child/child the amount of money. It feels not weak and able and that I am confident in having my child inside.
I bought this jumperoo a few months ago from a friend on facebook for £30 but these
can be bought online for £45 to £100 online.
I use it as a alternative to the traditional door bouncer.
Ours has travelled a lot with us, even on our summer holiday to Cornwall!
This seat turns in a 360 as has activities all the way around, removable seat (best washed at 40 IMO due to the laminate like design), removable tray, music and lights with volume control. Folds nearly flat, and takes AA batteries.
Suitable for 6-15 month old although at a year I probably won’t be using it.
First thoughts are that its actually quite cute, the animals are life-like enough in a baby way to teach children about them. I love the dangley frog! The toys keep her attention for a period of time and she enjoys the bouncing.
The seat is sturdy and feels strong and has two eyes on the back which is a nice addition, this can be removed and washed.
As its mainly plastic and metal it is easy to clean, I use antibac wipes on mine once a day and its still looking good.
When I bought this I was surprised at how tall it was, but upon reflection it is the right size for a very bouncy baby.
Assembly and disassembly is easy and takes seconds (metal pins to pop into holes) and folds away neatly, like I said it was small enough to fit in the car (Zafira and jazz) boot and use in a static caravan for a week. There is 3 height settings, my 8 month old is still on the 1st setting.
It is easy to turn on, there are sliders to choose music and volume - WARNING - the music is VERY annoying after a while!!!
I have used it on a few occasions as somewhere to sit my daughter to feed her - although she did bounce when excited!!
My only issue with it so to speak is that the base does take up quite a bit of space and in a small room can become overbearing somewhat.
My daughter goes in this most days although I try to restrict the amount of time due to the possible strain on her hips and legs. She enjoys her time in there and I do feel better with her in there knowing she wont get hurt on the floor as I have 3 other children running around.
She also eats some of her snacks in this (rice cakes) and is able to reach the tray easily and feed herself, again this is also easy to clean.
I would definitely recommend this jumperoo to anyone with a baby/young child and would pay the full RRP for it also as I believe it is a great product, which is fully worth the money. It feels strong and able and I am confident in having my daughter in it.
When my daughter was little, all my 'mum friends' purchased the Rainforest Jumperoo. Sadly, we didn't have the space so opted for a space saving version which was okay and kept my daughter suficiently entertained for short amounts of time. When pregnant with my son, we had a lot more space available so I picked up one of these second hand knowing how good they were.
The jumperoo came dismantled (as if new) and was placed in the attic until needed. Constructing the jumperoo was easy. The instructions are clear and easy to read and there aren't too many parts to fix together. The whole process took between 10-15 minutes.
The seat unit is fixed by a bungee rope to three poles situated in a circle. As your baby grows, you can move the rope up to bring his/her feet further from the ground. These stages are numbered from 1-3. The circular base can be compacted by pressing a button which releases a catch and enables you to fold in the jumperoo slightly for storage. It doesn't go a long way - but good if you want to pack in (a rather large!!) car for a weekend away or place under the stairs when not in use. This is the only really big disadvantage - it is very large and takes up a lot of space.
The first thing I noticed was that the fabric chair is removable to wash. Particularly useful if baby is sick/dribbles or nappy leaks! I've washed the seat several times now and its really easy to remove and washes well. Most of the various activities also come away from their bases as well if you need to clean which is helpful!
There are various activities situated around the jumperoo. The seat swizzles 360 degrees so your baby can move around at their own pace as they get older. At the front is an elephant, parrot and monkey - each animal can be interacted with differently. There is also a spinning rattle wheel, lights and sounds, etc. Lots to keep baby amused!
The RRP for the jumperoo is around £114 currently - but can often be found on sale at around £70. With this price in mind, I suggest its well worth the investment! My son has just started to use this at 4 1/2 months old. His feet just touch the ground and he's just learning to push his legs to move. He's fascinated by the lights and sounds and is already starting to play with the various activites. I feel we'll get a lot of use out of it.
I had very high expectations of this after doing lots of research and reading the reviews. The price did have me pondering for some time as it's an expensive baby toy needed at a time when parents are weighed down with many other costs. Fortunately I didn't need to worry too much about the cost as it was bought for a gift. Just to note on the price though you can often pick this item up on special offer making more affordable.
The set up was very easy, the base clips together to form a circle and the seat is suspended on 3 poles and clips into the base. There are 3 activity stations that surround the seat as well as little animals that dangle from the poles. Three height settings help to accommodate growing baby. My little girl was able to use this from about 3 months old. Baby must have good head control before using the jumperoo. The seat can twist 360 degrees while the suspension allows baby to safely jump and bounce. This bouncing action is particularly good for strengthening a babies legs in preparation for movement.
Positives-the functionality of the jumperoo is perfect for a developing baby. The joy in their faces when they first discover the ability to bounce is priceless. They will also enjoy the independence of gaining a whole new perspective without the help of mum or dad. The activities will keep them occupied and happy for some time. When fitted with batteries the jumperoo is accompanied by lots of fun sounds and lights-again another winner for the little one.
Negatives-price is a concern, not necessarily because we didn't have the money to spend but as someone who likes to get value for money this was a considered purchase. On this subject the jumperoo seems robust enough to last to be handed down for future siblings. The space needed for one of these should be considered, the circular base when put together is 80cm wide. We have a playroom so don't mind having this permanently put together but whilst it was in our lounge it was a bit of an obstacle. You could of course dismantle and store but again you would need a considerable sized cupboard to store the pieces. We have packed this in the car to take to grandmas but it's not something we would take every time as it was quite bulky in the boot. Personally I haven't found that this entertains my child as much as I expected. Yes she will enjoy regular time in here but soon becomes bored with the activities and seems to prefer being on her play mat with her toys.
Overall- a mixed response from me, it certainly has it's use utmost entirely convinced that it warrants a full retail price of £100.
My brother bought this for my niece from Argos for £124.99 with my recommendation. I have since found the same product on amazon for about £85.
This 2 in 1 jumper and walker adjusts in height as your baby grows and also turns in a full circle so your baby never misses a thing.
It works as a free standing jumper, which plays music and lights up with every bounce, guaranteeing your baby hours of fun and rewards for development. It also encourages your baby to take their first steps with its extendable frame.
My niece loves the 'bat at birdie' toy. This seems to occupy her for hours. The colourful and entertaining toys also include a lion mirror, frog rollers and a butterfly themed abacus bar.
The great thing about this product is that it comes apart really easily, so it is ideal to clean and store. The seat pad is machine washable for your convenience.
Even though it is easy to take apart, the stand is incredibly sturdy, guaranteeing safety.
Another great product by Fisher Price that is perfect for new parents.
I babysit my niece twice a week, for the past 5 months and this has brought hours of fun. Well worth the price, but if you can get it cheaper, even better.
Fisher price have brought out this amazing jumperoo toy suitable for babies from approx 5 months old and it's great!
The jumperoo is quite like an indoor bouncer but within an activity station so your baby can jump and also play with toys at the same time.
The rain forest one is designed to look like a rainforest. It has parrots and monkeys and elephants (not too sure that you can find elephants in the rain forest though!) and frogs all around. It has flashing lights, rattles, bendy toys, flying toys, toys which jump up and toys that can be spun around.
The baby sits in the middle of the activity station with their legs dangling down touching the floor. When pushing on the floor the jumper bounces them like with an indoor bouncer.
All around the baby are the activities which help to get you rbaby interested in the different toys and also encourages them to move around as the seat turns a full 360 degrees which is good!
The toys include:
A lizard which spins and has a rattle inside it.
A dragonfly which is on a bendy wand so the baby can grab it.
A jungle section with animals hanging down that spin.
Bugs that light up and flash.
A rattle which rolls around.
A wheel with bright colours which can be spun
A sunshine rattle which rolls around.
A tiger which hides behind a bush and pops up when a button is pressed
A parot and a frog hanging from above.
All of these toys encourage babies to explore and play.
The toy of course makes a noise! you either get rainforest noises or music and there is a volume control either loud or soft although I wouldn't say that it's ever particularly quiet!
The more the baby moves the more music/noises it makes so it encourages the baby to play.
It's easy to assemble although the instructions aren't too easy to follow but we managed to get it together within 15 minutes.
It is very large and bulky and so not really a great space saver! We don't have a big house and this jumperoo seems to dominate the lounge now but it's worth it because our baby loves it!
It is ideal for babies who are able to sit up on their own and for mummies and daddies who want to encourage their babies to play on their own without needing their constant input.
It is expensive at £80 from Mothercare and Toys r Us.
It is wipe clean as everything is plastic but there are so many bits that it'll be hard to get completely clean and get in all the bits. The seat is made from fabric and that can clip off and be put in the washing machine but i'm not sure on how easily it will then clip back on afterwards.
I think it's a great toy as it's so bright and noisy and a great variety of choice for your babies to play with. It is noisy! But then again this just seems to stimulate more play so is good! I like that it is bright colours too and not just the usual blue or pink range that toys tend to come in
I definitely recommend it if you can afford it!
Having lived in a small flat when my eldest was a baby a jumperoo was out of the question spacewise. Now we are in a house and the fact the jumperoo was on sale I jumped at the chance to get one for my youngest (desperately needed to save my arms while she wanted to stand up all day long)
I found it very easy to out together, I managed to do it on my own with both kids surrounding me. The circular base clicks together, you click in the three uprights, attach the seat and then pop in all the little toys around the seat.
We started using this when my little girl was four months old and could confidently hold upo her head. She instantly loved in and got the hang of bouncing away quickly. She liked looking at the two hanging toys above her head and tried to grab them. (The two hanging down toys do adjust up and down to suit the height of the child)
There are three toy sections on the seat unit. A spinning ball, a spoinninf bnall with a pop up part and the musical, light section. There is also a toy that hangs from the seat unit that they can move around (on a flexible plastic lead) which she particularly enjoys munching on to soothe her gums.
The chair seems very comfortable and she can spend ages in there, falling asleep in it many times. The seat heigh is adjustable with three different settings, she is still on the lowest although could do with moving to the middle height now.
It seems very sturdy, I can confidently pop her in it and quickly pop into the next room to grab something. Now she is confidently able to stand she really goes for it on the jumping and it is very sturdy.
The music has two settings, one plays constantly and the other just when they move (which is most of the time) as an adult the music does get a bit annoying as it is so repetitive but it does have a quieter mode which helps a little.
For the price I got this for £41.99 I think it is a great piece of equipment to free me up to play with my toddler while the baby is entertained and also to help develop her strength, hand coordination (grabbing at all the toys she wants, spinning, pulling etc) and is also very stimulating with the toys and lovely bright colours.
It is quite large, we are lucky to have a largeish living room so it doesn't take up too mm such space for us but if you are limited on space you may want to think of other options.
After months of waiting patiently for my little girl to learn to crawl the big moment finally arrived and i was overwhelmed with pride. However i suddenly became very aware of everything in my house. Nothing was baby proof and i was completely on edge watching my little one scuttle about to everything she shouldn't sockets and breakables were everywhere and the more we said 'no' the more she wanted to get to them.
My husband found the solution on Amazon priced at a rather steep £80. At this point we were desperate and even though the price seemed steep we paid as the product reviews were encouraging. Delivery was fast and the item arrived two days after ordering.
The jumperro was easy to assemble, eye catching and provided my little girl with lights, sounds and items to interact with. It has three height settings that can be adjusted as your child grows and develops. I can't sing the jumperoos praises enough. It offers peace of mind that your child is in a safe place whilst you potter about cleaning. All the toys are safe for them to play with and it gives them the freedom to start using the all important muscles they will need in the next stage of development. However it is important to remember that the jumperoo is designed for babies that are able to hold there heads up.
Each section of the jumperoo was safe and easy to use and even though she was unsure at first once she got used to it my little one really started to enjoy herself. To begin with she couldn't reach the floor at all. However we popped a cushion under her feet and she was soon well away bouncing. I also felt that there was a little to much wriggle room in the seat so for the first few weeks i placed a blanket around her to provide extra support for her whilst so got used to her new found freedom.
The jumperoo has soft detachable animals that hang down over the top of the child. The monkey proved a big hit and even though she has outgrown the product the monkey is still in the toy box for more play.
As much as i love the jumperoo, for its ease and peace of mind it does have a few negatives. The first negative is probably more down to personal choice. We allowed our little girl to have the odd snack in her jumperoo. It is rather tricky to clean in certain places due to its shape. I expect most people probably wouldn't feed their child in the product but due to not having a dining room table we found this a bit of a god send at meal times.Also even though the seat is washable i found it almost impossible to detach in order to clean it. However a few wipes with a damp cloth did tend to work just as well.
The other slight disadvantage is that it was slightly bigger than we expected but a bit of furniture shuffling soon rectified this. Our house is rather small and having a large amount of baby products scattered everywhere probably didn't help in this.
In conclusion i would recommend the product 100% its brilliant for young babies in early development. Offering mums and dads a few minutes respite to nip to the toilet of load the dishwasher. A brilliant item and even its down points are personal to myself and family so may not effect all.
We bought our latest addition a jumparoo when he was around 4-5 months old and he used it for around 6 months maybe - most children could possibly use it for longer but my son has a habit of climbing out of everything - maybe straps or restraints would be a beneficial add on for this activity?
Baby would be happy and contented in this for as long as I'd leave him in it, which would be no more than an hour a day unless he'd bounced himself to sleep which he tended to do a lot! It's a fantastic activity toy which we got as an alternative for a door bouncer. It's perfectly safe where as my feelings are door bouncers are not particularly.
My critisism with the jumparoo is that it is so bulky! There's no simple way to fold it down when not in use so you do need to take into account you need a large space for it. Ours ended up in the garden after a couple of months and has now unfortunately become is an un useable condition which is a shame but living in a small house with no storage space there was little other option.
I think the price is incredibly expensive but it can be found on numerous second hand websites for a fraction of this.
I could find no way to strip the material to wash so was constantly scrubbing it which over time ded fade the fabric slightly and there was some stains which you just cannot get out without using a washing machine.
Good points - baby adored this so money well spent
Bad points - big and bulky, can't store well
First and foremost let me say that for any new parent, baby toys are a minefield..and an expensive minefield at that. You have bouncers, rockers, activity mats, walkers, activity tables and so on and so on! So I used Dooyoo to help me decide what I really needed for my little boy and what would be worth spending my limited Maternity Pay on! One item that I kept coming across was the Jumperoo. At first I dismissed it with its £140 price tag but after doing a little research and reading plenty of reviews I noticed how a lot of parents praised it beyond belief. So when I saw the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo reduced at Argos to £105 I decided to buy it,
The FP Rainforest Jumperoo is a bouncing activity centre for children from 6 months of age up to around 12 months. The general price tag is normally between £110 and £140 depending on offers and different shops. The Jumperoo comes in a large plain looking cardboard box which is slightly disappointing as you expect something colourful and enticing. However it is just packaging at the end of the day. Inside you get the item dismantled ready for home assembly. You receive decent instructions to assemble the item although it is easy to go wrong so I'd recommend really taking your time. My seat somehow ended up upside down at one point.
The Jumperoo consists of the metal circular frame, the seat base and seat cover, three activity pods and two hanging toys. The Jumperoo assembles with satisfying clicks and feels pretty strong when all made up. It is bold, colourful and a feast for the eyes of a baby.
Once assembled the child is placed into the seat and can manoeuvre around 360* to access all parts of the station. At the front is a light up and musical pod which allows the child to play with the animal by twisting, turning and pulling them and a small barrel that spins to select different jungle animal sounds. Next to this is spinning pod that holds lots of little balls that rattle as it moves and the third pod has a spinning sun and a pop up tiger. Above the seat hangs a tree frog and a bird to encourage the child to jump up and reach them. The seat base hangs on flexible springs which allow the child to jump and the seat turns all the way round.
The Jumperoo has three height settings. Plays to sets of music and sounds and has two volume settings
My son loved this and as soon as he got to nearly 6 months he was always in it. We wound that within a week of him using it his core strength seemed to have improved, as did his balance. The Jumperoo is designed to help develop both small and large motors skills and in our opinion really works a treat. Our son also developed in his hand eye coordination quicker once he had started using the Jumperoo and although may not be solely responsible for these improvements it definitely helped!
As the Jumperoo is stable and contained I could also leave him in there while I did a few chores as I knew he was safe and sound in it. They cannot get out of it and it is very safe to use and we'll made. It provides many hours of entertainment for little ones and I really couldn't do without it having quite a energetic young boy! At 8 months old our son still goes in the Jumperoo every day and his face lights up when we pull it out for him. In our opinion it really is worth it's weight in gold,
There are a few downsides to the item though as we'll and as much as we love it there are a few things that could be improved. Firstly the price, it is very expensive when you thing of all the other items you have to buy for a new baby. And even second hand ones were still going for £50-60 we noticed (although that does mean you can sell them after they've outgrown them and get a decent wedge back). Secondly, the size. It is a big old beast and takes up a lot of room both in width and height so you need some space. And as is doesn't dissemble very easily you can't take it down and put it back up when you want it out. And lastly the seat itself is awkward to pop your child in. You have to thread their legs through the leg holes and we found this difficult if your on your own and takes a lot of manoeuvring which isn't great for your child.
I think with a few tweaks to the design this item would be absolutely perfect but for how much entertainment our son has out of it and how helpful it's been to improve his motor skills and free up a little time for me I wouldn't do without it.
This toy is quite pricey I have to say. But we bought it when our daughter was four months old supposedly for her first Christmas (6 months). Our little girl was quite strong though so we decided to give it to her at four months. She really loved it, there was no issues about support at all but because she was still not heavy enough even at the lowest setting, we had put a cushion on the floor so she can bounce herself on it. I do no recommend you do put your four months old on it though unless you are sure that their neck support is great. Remember individual babies are different.
This has kept our baby well-entertained. It is basically a bouncing activity centre, so many different toys and every move is rewarded with a tune. Once she figured out to turn herself around, there was no stopping her. It was great to be able to leave her while I check on the kitchen or just hang the washing out.
It also helped out baby with her coordination, help her learn cause and effect too. Once she was able to move though, she no longer wanted to be on it.
Another plus is that it has a good resale value after you no longer need it!
I would say this is the best baby entertainer type toy by far. My LO was fairly sturdy and went in it from about 4/5 months. I could finally get little jobs done round the house while she bounced. Its not too heavy (but a bit bulky) and I would move it from room to room as I cleared up. I got a good 20 mins out of it at a time. When I first put her in it, her feet didn't touch the floor, so I put some big books underneath so her legs weren't dangling. It has lasted well, got alot of use from the first baby, and still looks like new.
I know it is a bit more expensive than the average baby entertainer, but it does seem to keep them entertained for alot longer and when your finished with it, it holds its price well and you can get at least half of your money back selling it on.
Jump, jump, jumperoo! Give your baby a fun rainforest experience with this Jumperoo from Fisher Price. Little ones will adore the exciting sights, sounds and different animals. The motion sensors reward jumping by activating lights and rainforest music. The 360 degree spinning seat allows baby to explore all the different features, fun toys at 5 locations, noises and motions. Includes leaf 'canopy' with soft toys for fun bat-at play.