Benefits of the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo

Have you ever tried to complete a task, such as cook dinner, make a phone call, or clean the dishes, with a busy baby crawling around the house? If you have, you know how challenging it can be to keep your baby entertained (and keep him from harm) while you try to get something done.

My first son was a pretty easy baby. I could find all sorts of toys to entertain him with, and he would sit for at least 20 minutes trying to figure out how something worked or push buttons again and again. 

Fast forward a couple of years to my second son, and it was a completely different story. Christopher wanted to be held all the time. If he wasn’t being held, then he wanted me to sit and play with him on the floor. He could not entertain himself independently for even five minutes, and he would start to cry.

Thank goodness my husband had bought us the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo when my first son was starting to crawl. As soon as my second son was able to sit up on his own, I pulled out the baby jumperoo again. And it worked! Christopher would be entertained for 15-20 minutes at a time. In baby-land, that’s a coveted amount of time for any parent.

Benefits of the Rainforest Jumperoo

I found the Rainforest Jumperoo to be an invaluable addition to our baby toolkit. If you have a baby who is able to sit up and wants to move around, the jumperoo allows them to safely exercise and helps develop gross motor and fine motor skills. Here are some other benefits of this jumperoo:

  • Toys all around the toy in a circular design to give baby plenty of things to play with
  • Folds for storage
  • With a soft seat and 3 levels of height adjustment, the jumperoo is designed for baby’s comfort
  • Encourages leg muscle development at a time when baby is preparing to stand and walk
  • Easy to set up and easy to take the seat cover off for cleaning
  • Rainforest theme and colors are gender neutral, so the jumperoo is appropriate for girls and boys

If you are looking for a way to entertain your baby or looking for a gift for a new parent, look at the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo. It is one of the bestselling baby products and is highly rated by reviewers.

Rainforest Plants – Banyan Tree

Family: Moraceae

Genus: Ficus

Species: benghalensis

Common names: ficus, fig, banyan

General Description: The Banyan Tree is an East Indian fig tree with an intriguing set of shoots that emerge from branches; the shoots grow down to the ground and take root to create secondary trunks. These are massive, and the shoots both from branches as well as from underground roots, make this tree a confusing configuration of branches, roots and trunks. Its base is open but offers shelter because of the shoots growing from branches to ground; its crown spreads majestically and is laden with fruit, offering a habitat for wildlife.

Location: Common in Asia, Australia, and Oceania

Banyan Trees enjoy a long life and are considered immortal. Because of the legends that have emerged from Banyan Tree history, these trees are considered sacred and honored by people in East India.

Uses: The Banyan Tree is named after ‘banyans’ or ‘banians’, who were Hindu traders who conducted business under the shade of this beautiful tree. For the Chinese, the Banyan Tree is the center of village life today; it is the ‘seat’ of government for villages. It symbolizes family, home, community, and communication.

It is also the national tree in present-day India.

The banyan tree is also used for medicinal purposes. In Ayurvedic medicine, the milky latex oozing from stems and leaves is used to treat bruises and pain emanating from other parts of the body. This tree contributes to local economy in other ways, too. For example, the wood of it is used to fashion door panels, boxes and other household items.

Disclaimer: The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

Any reference to medicinal use is not intended to treat, cure, mitigate or prevent any disease.

The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo – Safe Jumping Fun For Your Baby

If you are looking to buy a jumper, but like me are freaked out by the traditional doorway type, I recommend the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo. I love this thing. It has so much going on, that it will keep your baby busy for those times you need a few minutes to yourself.

It is meant for babies who can hold their heads up unassisted and are not able to walk or climb, and this jumper is so much fun for them. They can jump and play without getting bored because of all of the amazing features.

The fisher-price baby jumper has an overhead rainforest canopy of leaves and soft toys that hang down to encourage your baby to look up, and reach for things. There are toys in five different areas all around the jumper and the seat pivots to allow your baby to explore and learn.

There are parrots, tigers, lizards, monkeys, elephants, leaves, balls, rattles, teethers, and it lights up and makes sounds when your baby jumps and plays to encourage them to learn cause and effect relationships.

The electronic toy in the front is brightly colored, and plays music to stimulate visual and auditory responses. Your baby will love this jumper because it is so much fun, and they will be learning at the same time. Whether you have a relaxed and observant baby who likes to sit back and take it all in, or an active baby who likes to bang and pull on everything in sight, they will be well entertained in the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo.

This baby jumper has three different height settings making it not only safe as your child grows, but also useful for a long time. The springs are padded, so you won’t have to worry about your baby pinching their fingers in them.

I like that it is easy to move from room to room, and that it folds up for easy storage. I am always a fan of baby toys that are low-maintenance. It runs on three AA batteries that are not included, so make sure you have some handy. You and your baby won’t want to wait once you see this thing in person.

The jumping and spinning that your baby will be doing will help improve large motor skills, while getting baby’s muscles ready for crawling and walking. Your little one will be getting lots of exercise without you having to worry about them hanging from the doorway. ( I can’t believe my parents used one of those other baby jumpers!!!)

All of the bright colors, textures, and sounds the rainforest jumper has will nurture your baby’s potential for learning through discovery, and will increase hand-eye coordination. I have to say, that’s a lot for a baby jumper.

This is one of the most popular baby items for a reason. Every baby I have seen in the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo has the same reaction. Joy, and the biggest smiles you can imagine. Happy babies make happy parents, so get one of these and take a few minutes for yourself while yours has some alone time to explore.

If you are shopping around for the best shower gift, this is one of the more fun ones. You’ll be sure to get a nice thank you card from the mom-to-be. She’ll be glad when she can put her baby down for some safe jumping fun.