Fisher-Price Roarin’ Rainforest Jumperoo: Review

We are not strangers to a Jumperoo, in fact, we bought the Luv U Zoo Jumperoo for our daughter’s first Christmas and it was a firm favourite in our household for a long while; in fact we brought in back out of the loft for Benjamin to use and again it was a winner from the start. So when we were contacted to be one of the first people to try out the brand new for 2016 Roarin’ Rainforest Jumperoo, I was delighted.

IMG_1622You might be wondering why I was so eager if I already had one. Well, the newest addition to the Jumperoo range has a very clever design that makes it more practical and accessible to all – especially those who have little storage space.

 Whereas the old style Jumperoo was a very bulky and static toy that in all honesty was quite a cumbersome piece of kit, the new and improved design has a wonderful collapsible base so that you can fold it almost in on itself. Once you have folded the base, I found that you could position the seat sideways and rest it up against a wall or behind a piece of furniture for easy storage when it wasn’t in use. This has really made the Jumperoo a lot more front room friendly as it really doesn’t take up that much space.

When the Jumperoo is in action, it is ever so slightly bigger than the old style but to me, that doesn’t matter as long as it can fold away. The whole unit is brightly coloured and very eye catching. It has a green platform on which all the toys are stationed and a really lovely orange tiger seat cover. The seat cover can be removed really easily to be washed too and the colour hasn’t faded – even better, it can be tumble dried to make sure baby never misses an opportunity to bounce.

Like the older models, there are plenty of activities all around the Jumproo including a lion roller (Benjamin’s favourite), alligator clicker, butterfly teether, elephant and hippo batting toys, lights, soft monkeys overhead and of course a mirror to stare at: I’m not sure I’ve met a baby who doesn’t like their own reflection! The seat moves 360° so baby can choose which activities they want to play.

 The Jumperoo has three main developmental benefits: sensory skills – they lights and sounds with a variety of textures will stimulate baby’s senses; gross motor skills – baby will strengthen their gross motor skills when they jump, balance on their toes and reach for the activities; curiosity and discovery – will the variety of activities baby has to choose and explore from they will discover lots of new and exciting things.

 There are two different settings that you can use. The first is a continuous music setting which we used when Benjamin didn’t really bounce but as soon as he started to bounce in the Jumperoo, we switched the settings for the noises and music to play when he moved or hit toys. This was great as it taught him about cause and effect. Even if you decide that you don’t want the music on, there is so much colour and so many activities for baby to choose from that they will be entertained for a long time.

 The seat has three different height options which is great as it will grow with your baby (We’ve just moved it to the second option as Benjamin was getting too tall). When we first put Benjamin in, he wasn’t quite tall enough so we put a pillow under his feet and it worked perfectly.

To ensure tiny fingers don’t get trapped in the springs, there are colourful and soft spring covers which add to the overall aesthetics but play a huge roll in safety.

I really love this Jumperoo and think it’s the best one on the market for its practical storage solution as well as being bright and engaging.

It’s not just Jumperoo’s though, have a look at this gorgeous playmat or fun walker!

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