Product Type: Fisher Price baby products
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Definitely worth having.
Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo
Member Name: firasha
Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo
Advantages: Fun for babies, keeps them contained and busy
Disadvantages: Takes a lot of floor space
I am on my 3rd time using this Jumperoo now, having bought it for my 1st baby who is now 3 years old. At the time I had heard a lot of rave reviews from my friends so i got it for him when he turned 6 months, but i was slightly disappointed as he did not seem that keen on it and would not stay in it for long, although it did come in handy for now and again. However I got much better use out of it for my 2nd and 3rd babies as they seemed to get a lot more enjoyment out of it and were happy to stay in it for longer, maybe 20-30 minutes as opposed to 5 or 10 minutes.
I did not assemble it myself, my husband did that but it did not seem to take him a very long time or to be too complex to put together. We have also put it down and up again several times due to moving house or put it in storage, and it went back up again fine each time.
The Jumperoo has a fabric seat in the middle and then several toys around the outside, to entetain the baby. My 7 months old who currently uses it, is keen on the spinning toys (especially the large blue lizard one) which are very easy for babies to swipe with their hands and get them to turn and make shaking noises or see the colours spinning. There are 4 of these built into the frame in different ways. My eldest used to like the fabric butterfly for teething on. There are also 3 small animal toys at the front next to the controls, and 2 soft animal toys hanging down.
You can activate the music to play either continuously, or to play more as the child bounces up and down. The music is quite annoying for adults, because it is really repetitive but you can leave it off and the baby will still enjoy bouncing and playing.
I found the Jumperoo is really good for when the babies want to be upright all the time but can not support themselves. If you have a baby who is not so happy lying and playing on their backs, then this is something really useful. It gives you a chance to put them down for a few minutes, and keep them safe and happy while you have time to quickly eat lunch or do a few jobs in the house.
The fabric seat is able to come off and go in the washing machine, and the plastic outside with the toys can be wiped down with antibacterial wipes to keep it clean. I found it needs cleaning quite often but it easily comes up like new again.
There are 3 levels for different heights of baby, and it is quite easy to change that. I have had no problem fitting my babies into it, from 3-4 months up til 1 year and have had a friend's older toddler in it too (2 year old but quite petite). I would recommend getting it from about 3 months rather than 6 months, as I put my younger 2 in from that age and they seemed to enjoy it more, so we got much better value and use out of it for them. As long as the baby can support their head then they will be okay, but it is best to start them in it for only a couple of minutes until they get used to it.
Summary: Definitely worth having
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