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.

Fisher Price Rainforest High Chair – A Solution For Busy Mothers

If you are either work from home mother or simply choose not to work at the office anymore to take care of household and your babies, you may experience one thing that bothers mothers all around the world.

It’s about taking care of your babies while you’re busy with the household chores!

Yes, that’s one single thing that makes mothers from all around the world shout in frustration! Imagine having to clean up your house and prepare for meals while your baby kids keeps crying and you have to constantly check his/her condition. If that sounds familiar, don’t worry, you are not alone!

In fact, that’s one of the main reasons why Fisher Price created its latest product, the Fisher Price Rainforest High Chair. Now you can put your babies in this Fisher Price High Chair. The best of all, you can put this chair in the kitchen thanks to its compact dimension. You have finally found a solution to keep doing household chores, especially in the kitchen, while still able to monitor your babies’ condition. Isn’t that great news for moms?

However, Rainforest High Chair actually offers more values than simply being a chair for your babies. Fisher Price has created this chair with mini rainforest toys, complete with the trees and animals. This removable toy will keeps your babies entertained with the sounds, lights and funny music! So, not only will this chair help you to be able to keep a close lookout after your babies, it also keeps them entertained. Now, you do understand what’s that mean, don’t you? Yes, you will finally be able to finish all your tasks without having your babies interfering within.

Another aspect that you need to consider is safety. Rainforest High Chair is indeed a high chair with sizing at 44 inches in height dimension. You absolutely don’t want your babies to fall down from such height! Well, Fisher Price is one of the oldest and biggest toys manufacturers in the world. Their longstanding brand is associated with safety, not without any reason. It put babies/kids’ safety at its utmost importance! That’s why this high chair comes with enough straps to ensure your loved little ones stay in this chair safely.

Spirit Bears – 10 Cool Things About the Rare White (Kermode) Bear of the Great Bear Rainforest

The spirit bear (also known as the kermode bear) is a rare white phase of the black bear. And in the Great Bear Rainforest, in British Columbia, Canada, the spirit bear is found in high concentration – unique in the world.

Here are some neat things about this creamy-white animal that is catching our attention now — but has been catching salmon in the inky-green rainforest for thousands of years!

1. Spirit bears are not albinos! Albinos have an absence of pigmentation, but spirit bears have pigmentation: their eyes are dark and when you see one, you see that the skin on their foot pads is dark, too.

2. It’s genetic. Why are spirit bears white? It’s due to a single recessive nulceotide replacement in one of their genes. Think of it like blue eyes in humans, but extremely rare. In order to be white, a cub must receive the same recessive information in that gene from both parents.

3. There is more than meets the eye. Even black bears in white bear territory carry the white gene – just as brown-eyed people can carry the blue-eyed gene in humans. And they can pass it on to their offspring. In fact more than half of black bears in some parts of this rainforest carry the spirit bear genetic makeup.

4. So a black mum can have a white cub? Yup. And vice-versa.

5. What’s the advantage to being a white bear? Scientists have an idea. All of the bears in the Great Bear Rainforest have a heavy reliance on salmon. It provides about 80% of their annual protein. Scientists think that spirit bears standing above rivers fishing are more “hidden” than black bears. Why? Because to the salmon, looking up for danger, the spirit bear is light like the sky. Whereas a black bear would loom dark and foreboding against a light sky. Studies have shown that in daylight hours, spirit bears are more successful at catching salmon than black bears!

6. How did they find that out? If you are thinking it must have involved scientists in bear suits… you are right! Goofy as it sounds, it was actually very scientifically done. One of the key researchers in this is Dr. Tom Reimchen, from the University of Victoria. You can learn more about him on his website.

7. The spirit bear lives in the islands of the Great Bear Rainforest. These islands are covered in cedar, hemlock and fir trees and pierced by creeks and streams where the bears fish in the autumn. We think they may be rarely seen on the mainland and are mostly found on the islands because grizzly bears (brown bears) frequent the mainland fishing areas, and grizzly bears always dominate. So grizzlies would keep the white bears on the islands.

8. What does kermode mean, anyway? Kermode is part of the scientific name for this animal – the part that denotes this “phase” of the black bear. It is from a man called Francis Kermode, an employee of British Columbia’s provincial museum, who helped scientists obtain pelts of the animal to study. Spirit bear is a name from the First Nations of the area, who have lived with these animals as long as both have been on the coast, and hold them in high regard. There is even a story that they were created to remind people of the ice age.

9. Are spirit bears protected? Well, interesting question. Yes, but not fully. We need to make sure their supply of salmon and their rainforest ecosystem is protected. But beyond that, it is illegal to hunt a white bear in British Columbia. But the black bears that carry the white gene and can create spirit cubs can be shot. Raincoast Conservation Foundation is working toward that by buying the commercial trophy hunting licences in the area. To find out more, visit their website: www.raincoast.org.

10. How can I see a spirit bear? Your best option is to travel through BC’s Great Bear Rainforest by ship. In fact, several responsible tourism businesses, including one owned by my family, have offered spirit bear viewing trips for over 20 years! Taking such a trip helps protect the bears, by providing a conservation-based economy (responsibly viewing the animals).

A white bear is such a surprise in the dark rainforest world. Now you have an inkling as to why it might be there, and the fascinating questions it makes us ask.