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.

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.

Rainforests For Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is Internet based use of information service. Wikipedia (the most popular Internet based encyclopedia) defines the following applications as under the umbrella of Cloud Computing.

o Software as a Service
o Utility Computing
o Web Services
o Managed Service Providers

With major global players investing seriously in Cloud Computing infrastructure, chances are that Cloud Computing will become more compelling as time goes on. Should the average business organization jump onto the bandwagon now or later? We do not attempt to provide any guidance on when to jump or when not to jump but we will attempt to provide some guidance on how the average business or organization can put these global developments into perspective and gain maximum benefits from their own specific investments in information systems.

We propose a Rainforest model. Rainforests are an important part of the global climate eco-system. They are mostly self adaptive and they contribute to the stability of the biosphere of the Earth.

Treat the server room of your company as the rainforest. You have the equipment at your premises and you have IT people on your payroll. This combination of assets provides and supports a certain level of your information needs on a day to day basis.

There are two variations of the rainforest model. One is having the equipment at your premises and outsourcing the management of the equipment. The other is using your own human resources to manage information systems located outside your own premises.

Cloud Computing is a totally different scenario. In contrast to the above described Rainforest scenarios, you do not know where the Cloud Operators (such as Google and Yahoo!) keep their servers to run your email accounts or store your email files. Also you do not hire people to work there to keep all servers and storage operating- the equipment and people are all in the Clouds. You outsource servers and labours to the clouds and pay as you go (unless the service is free).

In order to obtain maximum benefits from your investments, you will need to compare the long term returns and costs of having everything under your direct control with the “pay as you go” scheme. You will need flexibility and this means that the equipment and the payroll shall be modular and scalable. Also, the information systems in the Rainforest shall have green features such as the highest benchmark in performance per watt or space or cost.

In summary, this Rainforest concept is to introduce the third factor for purchase decisions. Fitness of Purpose shall always stay as Number One and Total Cost of Ownership is Number Two. Cloud Computing will have an impact on these 2 – two factors and Rainforest considerations are the guide.