Review: Fisher-Price Discover ‘n Grow Jumperoo

Disclosure: This product was sent to me free of charge by Fisher-Price to be reviewed. However, as per my PR info disclaimer, this review is my unbiased honest opinion of the product.

Fisher-PriceProduct: Fisher-Price Discover ‘n Grow Jumperoo

Price: £109.99 (RRP) – currently available at Babies R Us & Amazon* for £69.50

Age Range: 0-12kg & from when baby can hold their head up by themselves.

Manufacturer’s Description: There’s so much for baby to discover on this jumperoo: a monkey to bat at, a roller ball, teether, a piano to play. And of course, music, sounds & lights every time baby jumps! Sturdy, free-standing steel frame lets baby jump safely—no doorways required and soft spring covers keep little fingers safe. It adjusts to 3 different heights as baby grows. The seat pad is machine washable and can go right in the dryer (yay!) . Legs fold for storage. Requires 3 AA batteries (not included).

Rating: (5/5 stars)

Discover n Grow Jumperoo

Review: When Georgie was a baby we bought her a second hand Jumperoo and it was a big hit. So, when we were offered the chance to review this one for Lydia we accepted happily. Despite remembering how much Georgie enjoyed hers, we weren’t prepared for just how much Lydia would enjoy this one!

From the first moments she sat in it and had an experimental wiggle and bounce, Lydia has been a huge Jumperoo fan. It is something she uses every day, and normally a few times each day at that! Whenever we pop Lydia into the Jumperoo she beams from ear to ear and goes into a little blissful world full of bouncing & fun.

The Jumperoo comes in a remarkably small box considering the size of the finished toy. Great economical packaging, with protection where it’s needed. All parts of the Jumperoo slot into place easily, so you don’t need any tools to put it together – with the exception of a screwdriver to pop in some batteries (3 x AA) before slotting the music & lights part into place.

The instructions are clear & easy to follow, and include handy tips like putting the batteries in first. The trickiest part of putting this together was inserting the seat, but even that comes with helpful colour coding and step-by-step instructions.

There are three different sides to the jumperoo, each one with something different to occupy & entertain your baby. One side houses the baby piano, where key presses set off lights & music, with other sides being home to an elephant shaped mirror and a butterfly spinning toy. The action of jumping in the bouncer also sets off sound effects, music, and lights.

As well as these three main toys, there are also dangling toys for your baby to reach out to (a rather cute bird and bee), a spinning disc with different animals on, and a frog shaped teether which dangles from one edge. There are lots of things to move, bash, interact with and the whole thing is tremendously entertaining, whichever direction your baby is facing.

The seat rotates 360 degrees, and although Lydia can’t spin herself around in it yet, she will be able to eventually. At 7 months she can almost reach the bird & bee (she has great fun trying!) and can play happily with everything else, including pulling up the teether when it is within arms reach. You can remove the seat easily to wash it, and it can be put through on a wash-dry cycle quite happily.

As your child grows taller, you can shorten the straps that hold up the Jumperoo. At the moment we have it set at the lowest point, and Lydia, who is just above average length for her age, can reach the floor and bounce happily. There are three different points that you can set these too.

It’s really handy to be able to have somewhere safe & contained to pop Lydia while I am doing things around the room, or an activity with Georgie that is easier done without a wriggly baby underfoot! She loves being able to see what we’re up to, and has always been a fan of being upright, so it’s perfect for this.

Georgie thinks the Jumperoo is a great place for hiding & playing peekaboo…

Jumperoo-Peekaboo

The main drawback to this toy is its size. It is a very bulky toy, and although it does come apart slightly to be put away this doesn’t realistically save a lot of space and seems more trouble than its worth most of the time. Luckily we have plenty of space and have found it a corner to live in.

Beware the jumperpoo! The second downside to this marvellous creation is what happens when the bouncing baby bottom fills its nappy. It must be something to do with the pressure of the seat or the position they are in, because the chances of nappy failure seem to skyrocket. It’s a good thing the seat is fully washable, put it that way!

Although the price of jumperoos is quite high, you certainly get your monies worth. It is a big toy, so that and the fun factor of the toy definitely justify the price tag. The good news is they hold their value quite well, and provided you keep it in fairly good condition you should be able to sell it on second hand for more than half of what you pay for it new.

We give the Jumperoo 5 stars, Lydia is in love!