Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Follow the Bouncing Baby

The Squeaker suddenly finds here vibrating bouncy chair blasé. It rocks, it vibrates, it even has giraffe rattles… what more could a five month-old want?

Apparently, five month-olds need a little more variety.

From the get-go, the bouncy was Squeaker’s go to toy.

Tired of playing on the floor?
Hit the bouncy.

Can’t sleep?
The bouncy’s better than the best sleeping pill.

Fussy?
Try the calming effects of a bouncy chair.

Tummy gas?
Bouncy is the cure for what ails you.

Really, the bouncy is the perfect toy; no matter what’s going on, the bouncy can fix it. Unfortunately, a growing girl needs new distractions. Truthfully, she needs more interactive items so we purchased a personal mega-jumper.

Initially we looked at the Baby Einstein® exersaucer; it was nice, but a little over the top when it comes to stuff to do.

I have a mild case of ADD and I thought there was too much going on - bells, whistles, springy-things, noises, buttons, wheels, and a dozen other things.

We chose the Rain Forest Jumperoo for a couple of reasons – number one, it wasn’t overloaded with stuff. A couple of buttons, a spinny thing and two overhead mobiles, not too little, not too much. Number two, there are three height settings. On the lowest setting, The Squeaker’s feet touch the floor.

And most importantly, she loves it.

Still, in my mind the bouncy chair is the baby equivalent of a La-Z-Boy recliner… and you don’t give up the recliner. Unless, of course, there's a new recliner with a built in Xbox 360.

5 Comments:

Blogger b*babbler said...

Ooh. You've found the wonder that is the jumperoo. It has saved many a day around our house (you'll especially appreciate it when you realize that you can no longer safely leave them in the middle of the floor while you make dinner, as they can end up rolling or scootching across the floor and end up, say, under the sofa. Not that I'd know anything about that of course. Ahem. :)

7/18/2007 9:06 AM  
Blogger stacey said...

We have a jumparoo for our twins and it is a huge hit. My son will do his impression of Lord of the Dance just about every day :o)

7/18/2007 11:31 AM  
Blogger Kila said...

The exersaucer was a life saver! I can't imagine suriving those months without it. All 3 of my boys loved it from about age 4-11 months.

It looks like a lot of fun for her :)

Oh, to help prevent her from getting bored with her toys, just rotate them. Divide them up into bins, leave out one bin full at a time, and then rotate them.

7/18/2007 9:55 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Great toy!!

7/22/2007 1:33 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

This is my 3 year old nephew whose parents and he refuse to get rid of his bouncy chair http://ezynda.blogspot.com/2007/06/back-home.html

be careful!

7/24/2007 3:34 PM  

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