Friday, 20 February 2015

Baby Einstein Neighbourhood Friends Jumper

For Christmas, Little Miss was lucky enough to receive some money and Mothercare vouchers, which we decided to put towards buying her a jumper. I didn't go out of my way to pick the Baby Einstein Neighbourhood Friends Jumper over the super-popular Fisher Price Jumperoo, it just happened to be on special offer at the time and as they both looked quite similar I decided to give it a try.
And I am so pleased we did! From day one, Little Miss has loved this jumper as there is so much to do, see, touch and attempt to eat! There are three different 'stations' for babies to play at: a sun and parrot; a keyboard; a spinning cylinder with beads and a dog picture in it. There's also plenty of space to attach Little Miss's LaMaze toys, too. It's lovely hearing her hit the keys on the keyboard, or watching her try to cram a musical note in her mouth when she's teething. The seat spins round on a track and Little Miss seemed to learn how to move it quite easily.

Little Miss loves playing in her jumper and she seems really well supported and comfy; although when she first went in it, she was a little too small for the seat, so we had to bulk her out with blankets! It comes apart easily, so has travelled with us to grandparents' houses on a few occasions, although it does take up most of the space in the car.

The only thing Little Miss doesn’t do in her jumper is jump. We have tried bouncing her ourselves (which makes her giggle), bouncing in front of her (which earns a quizzical stare) and using the word 'bounce' as much as possible, but she's just not interested. I don't think this is anything to do with the design of the jumper, it's just that Little Miss doesn't want to . She's exactly the same in her door bouncer - she's happy spinning around and giggling at us, while keeping both feet firmly on the ground! 

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