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Technically all the features are true but...
on February 19, 2013
I got my jumperoo in the mail and it was easy to put together and is very pretty and colourful for baby. My son is 15 months and will only stay in it for short intervals, but I mostly got it for the new baby on the way anyway.
I'm not sure how well it'll work for a bouncer (I'm hoping good because thats the whole reason I got one...we already have an exersaucer) My son has to go on the second lowest setting for his toes to touch and he seems to be 'average' size for his age. As a young baby is much smaller I'm not sure how well they'll be able to bounce (on account of not being able to touch the floor). Even on the second lowest setting the ability to attach your own toys is somewhat moute as the seat is so close to them...in the pictures it looked more like they hang from a reaching distance.....there were lots of secondhand jumpers without the interchangeable toy feature that I could have (and would have, had I known) gotten for wayyy less. The other thing about it is, yes it's foldable, but by foldable they mean you can partially disassemble it (remove base from remainder) to compact it....this may work for storage but isn't very convenient if your trying to travel with it/ set it up else where.
I do like this product, it's very pretty and it does contain everything they claim about it (it's on child friendly springs for bouncing, it can safely hold interchangeable toys, it can be collapsed for storage...) It's just not all I was expecting. I think if they're going to include special features, it wouldn't cost them that much to make them useable...
Oh one other positive I find, it seems easier to get my son in and out of this than his exersaucer (thicker seat fabric perhaps). So I guess in summery it's pretty and takes up less room than a jolly jumper, but not up to the standards I expected. I got a jumperoo because I don't have room for a jolly jumper and it comes with toys. I got THIS jumperoo because I could add/change my own toys. Had I known the pitfalls of this product before purchase I would have gone with the less expensive secondhand jumperoo without the interchangeable toys (a feature that sadly doesn't seem to add any benefit to the product due to placement).
I've had this product for approx a week and have tried it with an approx 22lb, 15 month old baby.
Pretty/ colourful; Neat design
Easy to get baby in/out
Easy to assemble
Interchangeable toys too close to seat/tray to be useful
Not sure how well it'll work as a bouncer, as baby has to be pretty big to touch ground