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Perfect for Several Reasons, and Baby Loves It!
on November 15, 2012
We are so happy we bought this Discover 'n Grow jumperoo, even though there weren't many reviews available then. We took our 4-month old son to the store and had him try a few, and this one was the obvious winner. We liked it the best for the following reasons:
1 - The seat is deeper and does a much better job of supporting him. He has had amazing head control since birth, but in some of the other jumperoos with shallower seats, his body flopped around in them more and I didn't feel like I'd be able to walk more than 2 feet away in case he would fall over and hit his head. We saw support pillows being sold in the stores to address that problem, but why buy something else if you don't have to? The seat on this FP jumperoo is perfect for support and seems to be very comfortable for him--he'll spend up to an hour in it just playing and bouncing away.
2 - This jumperoo is much more responsive to movement and is a lot "bouncier" than some of the others we saw. In fact, the jumperoos at our son's day care aren't nearly as springy, and he's very blah about them at day care. But when he's home and gets in this one, he immediately lights up and is all smiles. The bounciness would be something to consider, though, if your baby doesn't have great head and body control yet--I could see how it might be too much for some babies, especially if they aren't all about being on the move all the time. For ours, though, this one is perfect.
3 - The toys and bright colors immediately caught his attention at the store and at home they continue to keep him interested. He loves gazing at the light-up keyboard, playing with the monkey and penguin, grabbing the rings, trying to grab the bee and bird, etc. The toys are in a couple of little groupings that almost create little "stations", so when he gets tired of one station, we just turn his seat to the next one and he's happily entertained for another 15-30 minutes. The sounds and music are also great--they respond to his movement, so the more he bounces, the more he hears the music, which in turn makes him excited and he bounces even more!
4 - There are 3 levels of height adjustment, so it should last him a long time. We have it on the lowest setting and he's about 26.5 inches tall right now; we have a pillow underneath him because the tips of his toes barely brush the floor, but he won't need the pillow for much longer.
Especially after seeing his reaction to the day care jumperoos, we couldn't be happier with our purchase of this one. If your baby responds well to lots of movement, then you won't go wrong with this one.