Friday, April 22, 2011

Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo

As parents one of the items that we both have stowed in our houses is the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo or as we call it... bouncer.  

Retails for:
Babies R Us: 89.99

Here are both our takes on it.


This past Christmas I was pleasantly surprised when my aunt gifted this luxery item to my now nearly 11-month-old daughter, Tes.  At first she was a little timid with it and not really sure what to think of it, but it didn't take her long to catch on and show us exactly what she really thought of it. 

Within a week Tes was jumping in the bouncer for up to an hour at a time!  She was able to work off some energy, while allowing me some hands free time to do things around the house without fear of her crawling away and getting into trouble.  It quickly proved to be a life saver for me. 

Now that she's a little bit older the bouncer is slightly less interesting to her.  She still enjoys the occassional bounce, but for the most part would prefer to be down on the floor exploring her world and everything in it.  My plan is to sell it once she starts walking. 

This is an item I never would have gotten her on my own unless I happened to find it dirt cheap at a yard sale or something.  I'm not one of those parents that's big on spending that kind of money on an item that may end up going to waste is my child doesn't turn out to like it.  I am very happy, however, that I was able to have this item on hand and do recomend it for anyone with a bouncy child. ;)


I was pretty lucky to get mine gifted to me.  Last May when my grandmother was still alive we went to yard sales and local thrift stores shopping for clothes and what nots to prepare for my LO's arrival.  One thrift store we stopped at actually had the jumper and it was only marked for 14.99!  THAT was a steal!!!  Only things it was missing was the top leaves that hang over the jumper, that i can actually say most people take off anyways!  Also the little sound part still worked!  For being at a thrift store that was awesome.

My grandmother bought it for me as a gift for my LO.  At the time we had no idea if i was having a boy or a girl.  So for almost a whole year i stored it away.

When my son turned 4 months old i decided to pull it out, clean it up and put him in it.  Instantly he took to it! He jumped for hours upon hours { NOT really hours at a time! just everytime i put him in it he always loved it and would cry if i took him out! } he seemed to never get bored of it.  When he learned that the seat turns he loved it even more because now there was different things to play with, move, roll, pull on.  One of his favorite parts is the bug that hangs there thats attached to a little rubber thing that he can pull up to his mouth to chew on.

He is now almost 7 months old and now that he is more mobile he doesnt enjoy being in baby jail as i put it! haha.  He rather be out roaming the living room finding all the trouble he can get into!

BUT my view/take on it for a baby that is less mobile its perfect for them, especially to get those little legs all strengthened up!

- L & K <3

1 comment:

  1. I am loving these reviews. Baby B would probably love this. I am going to have to go out for some resale hunting and see if I can find one at a decent price.