2 days ago
Monday, March 23, 2009
A long time ago, Pre-C, I found a great deal on Craigslist for a baby papasan swing. Because J and I still only "owned" the Cabrio (tangent: I say "owned" because we did not purchase it from my parents until months after C was born despite using it for years. Thanks M&D!), I took the twin to the seller's house so that we could fit it in her nice SUV. When we got there, we found that they were also selling the above little number. They cut the twin a deal and she bought it for Lil' Miss.
We had read lots of reviews and it seemed like every single baby ever born was destined to love the jumperoo. Poor Lil' Miss, however, was a bit frightened at first...almost to the point of pooing in her pants upon entry (as remembered in this post). She eventually grew to love it and then, to outgrow it, as she became more mobile.
The twin was generous enough to let us borrow it for C. Much like her cousin, she was a bit unsure of it as well. However, she quickly caught on and became a HUGE FAN of it.
She initially loved the jumping sensation but, what is neat about this toy, like most Fisher Price toys, is that it offers different stimulation for different stages of infancy. So, while the jumping part was the basic fun feature of the toy, C soon discovered all the little doodads on it and then, wonders-of-wonders, the hanging frog and toucan. Who knew toys dangling above her head could be so exciting? Additional fun features besides the obvious are the spinning seat--C learned to tiptoe her way around in a circle because of this toy; the dragonfly teether; and the baiscs that allow you to adjust the seat and wash the seat cover (essential, in my opinion).
I will tell you that the past few times we've placed her in it, she gets excited and then quickly gets a slightly scared-get-me-out-of-here look on her face. I'm not sure if it is because she is still teething or if she is getting too mobile for it herself (sniff sniff) but it certainly was entertaining for the past three months!
I thought I had tons of pictures of C in the jumperoo but I can only find one of her that I've already posted. Hope it suffices: