Product Type: Fisher Price baby products
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Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo
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Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo
Advantages: Lets your baby stand and play
Disadvantages: None for us
The bouncer we decided on was the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo, it was ideal for what we were looking for, a doorframe bouncer wasn't ideal as we live in an open plan house, however this is a free standing bouncer with lots of activities and can easily be moved around the house when needed. Although Jayden's christening isn't until next weekend my Nana and Granddad bought the Jumperoo round and said that we could have it as they wanted to make sure it was all ok in case it needed changing, also they thought Jayden may as well get some use out of it rather than it sitting in their house for weeks.
The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo comes in a large cardboard box, the front and back contain pictures of the bouncer being used by a baby along with the different features and the name of the product. Inside the box the Jumperoo comes flat packed so you do have to assemble it, each part comes wrapped in clear plastic to help protect it with certain parts being wrapped in cardboard as well for extra protection. The parts of the Jumperoo were tightly packed into the box so that they could not move around and cause damage to each other or chip them.
The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo
The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo is quite large, it consists of a round base with a large plastic tray attached to three large poles and springs, around the edge of the tray are different toys and activities and in the centre of the tray is the seat area that holds your baby upright. Obviously this bouncer has a rainforest theme to it, the frame is made from grey coloured poles with cream and green joints and hinges, the large tray holding the toys is made from a cream coloured plastic. The seat is designed to look like a frog, it is made from bright red and orange fabric with the frogs eyes forming the padded back of the seat giving your baby extra comfort and protection, the seat is pushed through a large hole in the centre of a slightly smaller tray and is clipped in place with little plastic buttons, this smaller tray then clips on top of the main tray holding the seat securely in place meaning it can hold your baby's weight.
This smaller tray is actually on wheels so once clipped onto the main tray the seat can spin 360 degrees allowing your baby to play with all of the toys positioned around the whole of the large tray. The main tray has the Fisher Price logo and the word Rainforest written on the front of it, other than that it is plain.
As I have mentioned there are various toys which clip onto the tray which will keep your little one entertained while bouncing, the toys consist of
* Leaf Toys - These are basically two leaf shapes made from a plastic frame and covered with fabric, one leaf has a red and blue cuddly parrot attached to it and the other has a bright blue cuddly frog attached to it, these leaf toys clip into the tops of two of the poles on the main frame and are suspended over the Jumperoo seat.
* Peek - a - Boo Tiger - This has a green plastic base with a bush shape on top of it, hiding behind the bush is a tigers head, there is a chunky plastic yellow button in front of the bush which when pushed causes the tigers head to pop up from behind the bush.
* Rainbow Top - This is a large white plastic cloud shape with a rainbow coming down from each side, in the centre of the cloud is a large clear plastic ball with a smiling sun in the middle of it, the ball and the sun both spin around.
* Lizard Toy - This is a clear plastic oval shape on a green base, inside this is a blue lizard and small colour beads, again the oval and the lizard spin causing a rattle effect.
* Dragon Fly Toy - This is basically a plastic blue and yellow dragon fly with black and white fabric wrings, it is attached to a long green rubbery tube making it bendy and flexible.
* Electronic Toy - This consists of a large green plastic frame, it has a blue elephant, a red parrot and a yellow monkey attached to it, the elephant can twist around and the parrot and monkey are suspended from the top of the frame, there are also red, yellow and orange lights attached to it, these are activated my sliding the switches on the front of the toy (positioned out of reach of your baby) When the electronic toy is switched on there are two options you can have it so it either constantly plays a tune as well as making different animal noises or you can have it so that the music and animal noises are only activated when your baby bounces, for both options the lights flash as the music plays, you can also have the music at two different volumes. Also in the centre of the electronic toy are a wheel to spin with different rainforest animals on it, as you spin this animal sounds are activated including monkeys, elephants and tigers.
Each of the toys are brightly coloured to attract your baby's attention and do something different to keep their interest. Your baby can play with these toys whilst bouncing, the large tray and seat are attached to the frame with three large springs covered with fabric for extra protection, these are large enough to hold your baby's weight whilst at the same time allowing them to easily and freely bounce up and down.
As I have mentioned the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo comes flat packed so you have to assemble the whole thing, it does come with an instruction booklet which we did look at, however it is pretty self explanatory and only took use about 10 minutes, one person could easily assemble this alone.
The base consists of three parts which simply clip together to make a circle, the poles which form the frame are already attached to the tray so simply need to be slotted into the base, once this is done all you need to do is clip the toys into the tray, attach the leaf toys and then fit the seat. Fitting the seat we found was the hardest part and is probably what took us the longest to do, the instructions on this were not overly clear and we had to look at the picture on the box in order to see how it fitted in place.
I would say that the instruction booklet was handy as it did show each stage in both pictures and writing as well as having it all in several different languages, however I do not thing these sort of things are ever overly clear, but assembly was definitely easy and you could probably work it out without the instructions.
The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo is designed to suit baby's of different heights and has three different positions. When your baby is in the seat their toes should be able to touch the floor, if they cannot or their feet are flat on the floor them the height of the seat and tray needs to be adjusted. Attached to the three springs on the frame are straps with 1, 2, 3 on them you simply unclip these underneath the tray and move the tray up and down as needed and re-clip to hold in place, you do need to make sure that all three straps are at the same height to keep the seat and tray level.
As with any baby toy there is a warnings section which does need to be adhered to to ensure your Childs safety, for the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo these appears in the instruction booklet and includes
* Use only for a child who can hold their head up unaided
* Do not use on a child who can climb out themselves
* Use on a child who weighs less that 26lbs (12Kg)
* Never leave your child unattended, always keep them in view when using this item
* Never use near steps, pools, hot surface or areas which may be hazardous to a child as the product may move during use
* Place the Jumperoo on a flat surface to prevent it tipping over
* Do not use this product as a swing
* Make sure your child is safely positioned in the seat
* Do not place strings around your child's neck for example hood strings or dummy chains
* Do no suspend strings over this product or attached toys on strings
All of these points are pretty self explanatory however it is worth noting them before using the toy just to make sure your baby is safe at all times.
Care and Maintenance
Looking after the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo is simple, the seat is machine washable and needs to be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle, you should not use bleach and if you do tumble dry do so on a low heat. The rest of the Jumperoo including the straps, toys and tray can be washed using a mild soap and water and then rinsed with clean water, you should not use any harsh chemicals and the electronic toys should not be immersed in water.
The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo is quite large and if like us you have a small lounge it does take up quite a bit of space, it measures 100cm(H), 80cm (W) and 94cm(D) however when the Jumperoo is not being used it can be folded flat for storage using the clips and hinges situated on the base.
As I have mentioned this was a present and we did not purchase it ourselves, however I do know that the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo came from Argos and cost £99.97, whilst this is not the cheapest toy it will give your baby hours of fun as well as giving them more independence of playing unaided and without having to be held up by someone else all of the time, it also allows you to have your baby with you whilst doing other things but means you do not have to constantly hold them and you can be sure they are safe so in my opinion it is well worth the money and you do certainly get your moneys worth from this toy.
I have been wanting to get Jayden a bouncer for a while now as I knew he would love it, he enjoys it if you hold him up right now so he is standing, however he is getting heavy and soon makes your arms ache but he will cry when he is laid back down again so a bouncer would mean he can stand up on his own and play.
I was extremely impressed with how quickly we assembled the item it really didn't take as much time as I thought it would. Once assembled I put Jayden straight in it (I think I was more excited to try it out than him) as soon as he was in the seat he seemed to know what to do and started to bounce, as soon as he realised he was standing and bouncing on his own he started to smile, he was extremely interested in all the different toys and loved playing with them while he bounced around.
Since receiving the Jumperoo it has had a huge amount of use on a daily basis, he never seems to get board with it and most of the time he plays with the toys attached to the bouncer.
Every time Jayden is in his Jumperoo he gets very excited and smiles the whole time, he genuinely loves it. This was definitely well worth the money as I can easily move the bouncer around the house with me, this is handy if I am in the kitchen for a while as Jayden used to get board in the lounge on his own playing even though our house is open plan and I could talk to him, however now he can come with me and watch what I am doing and I know he is safe in his bouncer and cannot get into any trouble. I am so glad we were given this before his christening and this is definitely a toy I would highly recommend to anyone.
Summary: A great toy to keep little ones happy
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