We’ve written about the Rainforest Jumperoo often enough here on PlayPennies that I honestly can’t believe I’ve never written a review on it before. Well, here it is.
After having my daughter I was pretty certain we’d only ever have one child. The Rainforest Jumperoo is the one item I packed up and stored “just in case” we have another – and worst case scenario, I could pass it on to my sister if we didn’t. That’s how much I love this thing.
The Rainforest Jumperoo is an activity centre with a bouncy seat. It isn’t like those that hang on the door frame, and doesn’t put the same kind of pressure on the child’s spine. It’s bounce comes from four ‘corners’ that are decorated with forest decorations.
The activity centre includes a spinning lizard with beads that for us was the first thing my daughter ‘discovered’ and she’d spin that for ages. As she grew older the spinning sun and pop-up tiger captured her imagination, and alter on the music and animals in the musical toy provided lots of entertainment.
Unfortunately the butterfly that stands up bent down with all the pulling and now hangs kind of limp, but it’s still a good teether, and much later on she suddenly discovered that there were a toucan and frog hanging above her head. We finally put the jumperoo away when she was 12 months old, but that was only because we went abroad for a few months.
The seat is nicely padded and is removable, which makes it great for washing and keeping clean.
The only down side to the Jumperoo is that it is quite large and takes up a fair bit of space. It can be ‘folded’ for storage, but it’s in no way compact. Fisher Price have recently brought out a new version too, but it’s even bigger than this one.
This is the only thing that would keep my daughter entertained for up to 20 minutes at a time. The bouncy chair, Bumbo, and door bouncer never worked and she’d cry almost as soon as she was put into it, so apart from wearing her in a sling all day, the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo was the only way I could cook dinner or hang washing without a babe in arms.