Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper

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We like

  • Develops baby’s motor skills
  • Builds leg muscles for crawling and walking
  • 12 activities entertains your baby for hours
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • The jumper adjusts to your baby’s height as they grow
  • Teaches language and music
We don’t like
  • To fold up and put away you have to disassemble the jumper
  • Baby’s arms can get stuck in the bars

How it works

For any toddler who is full of energy and is ready to jump and play, the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper is the perfect toy to buy. It’s more than a toy in that it not only helps your baby jump and play in an active way, but it also helps your baby learn through music and language. It’s lightweight and can be set up anywhere in the house. The baby can turn 360 degrees as they play and their own toys can be added to the jumper to extend play and create a different atmosphere. As part of the long line of Baby Einstein products, this one teaches, helps grow, and helps baby develop skills that will start the road of their education.

Design

Design

The Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper has four separate areas of play. The first area contains an oversized sunflower and a red bird. The red bird can be spun around and around as your baby uses their hand to spin the bird. The oversized sunflower is safe for your baby to put in their mouth as a teething mechanism. The sunflower is also great for tactile learning as your baby can run their hands over the sunflower and feel the grooves and surface of the flower.

The next area of the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper is the piano. The piano has different modes as it can be touched and music will play or it can be placed in a mode where it will play specific notes. The volume can also be adjusted so that it can be loud or it can be soft. There is a third mode on the keyboard, which is language. You can adjust the language setting to be in either English, French, or Spanish.

The third area of the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper is a rattle drum with a slide bar. The rattle drum can be spun to make the rattles inside of the drum move and make sound and the slide bar is decorated with musical notes that can be slid around the bar.

The last area of the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper is a tray area where your baby can sit and eat. The flat surface is perfect for small snacks and bottles or sippy cups to be easily accessed while your child is playing.

The seat of the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper swivels 360 degrees so your baby can access any and all areas of the jumper with ease. The seat cover is removable and machine washable.

The entire unit of the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper is adjustable so that it will grow with your baby. The height can be continuously raised so that as your baby gets taller, the jumper will get taller as well.
Safety

Safety

It is recommended that a parent or adult is always present when a baby is in the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper because some parents have been present when an accident could have happened. One of the biggest concerns of parents is that where there are bars in the “corners” of the jumper a baby’s arm can get wedged as the baby is turning around. If a baby’s arm gets stuck and they continue to turn around the pressure put on their arm could potentially break it, so if you’re present in the room while your baby is jumping and playing you can prevent an accident happening in the event your baby’s arm gets stuck. Another potential hazard with the jumper is that your baby may jump out of it if the height is not adjusted correctly to your child’s height. Too much weight or too high of bouncing could cause the jumper to flip over and hurt your baby. It is recommended that your child not use the jumper until they are able to sit up on their own and hold up their own heads because the jumping and turning of the seat could cause injury if they are not strong enough to maneuver in the jumper. Never a leave a child unattended in the jumper.
The Seat

The Seat

The seat of the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper rotates 360 degrees to allow your baby to have access to all the areas of the jumper. The seat has a high back to it so that your baby is fully supported at all times. The seat cover is removable and machine washable so that in the event of spills or messes, you can easily wash the fabric in an ordinary washing machine and then place the cover back on the seat. Many parents have found it quite difficult to not only take the cover off but to put it back on as well. It may be better to try and wipe down the seat or spot clean the seat instead of removing it and putting it into the machine in order to prevent the hassle of trying to remove the cover.

The seat is also connected to the main mechanism of the jumper, which gives the seat its bounce in order for your child to bounce up and down. The seat is completely enclosed in the center of the jumper which will prevent your baby from falling out or falling over in the jumper.
The Piano

The Piano

The piano area of the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper has several uses that help in your baby’s development. The first area is language. The piano can be set at three different languages. You can choose from English, Spanish, or French and when your baby preses one of the keys of the piano, a word will be sounded out for your baby in the selected language. This is a great way for your baby to learn to speak other languages aside from their own. The other mode of the piano is a freestyle mode where certain notes will play when a specific key is pressed allowing your baby to play their own music and conduct their own song. The last mode of the piano is one where a prerecorded track will play when your baby hits the keys of the piano. Some parents have found the sound to be a bit annoying, but the piano has a volume setting where you can set the piano to be loud or soft.
The Rattle Drum

The Rattle Drum

The rattle drum, which is a part of another area of the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper is where your baby will be able to work on their motor skills the most. The bar that holds the music notes is the perfect opportunity for your baby to use their hands and eyes to hold the note and move it successfully around the curves of the bar. This task allows your child to reason out how to maneuver the notes and use their arm strength to work out the movements. The rattle drum is the perfect way for your child to continue to work their motor skills by using their hands and arms to hit and move the drum in order for it to make noise.
The Sunflower and the Bird

The Sunflower and the Bird

The sunflower and bird section of the jumper is where your baby builds their motor skills and tactile learning. The bird spins on a bar. By spinning the bird, your little one works on their ability to use their hand-eye coordination and motor skills to spin the bird around in a circle. This also builds arm muscles and upper body coordination. The sunflower is great for tactile learning as your baby can run their hand up and down the flower and feel all the grooves and designs of the flower. The flower also doubles as a teething mechanism in that it can bend and your baby can safely put the sunflower in their mouth.
The Tray Area

The Tray Area

The fourth area of the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper is the flat tray that gives your baby a place to eat or play with other toys. The area is a perfect place to put snacks or bottles that are in your child’s reach. The flat surface is also good for playing with other toys that are not part of the Baby Einstein Jumper but are still your baby’s favorite toys. The bars around the jumper come with extra clips and empty areas for you to clip on other toys for your baby, and the tray area is a good place for those toys to be played with if your baby wants to detach them from the jumper.
Muscle Building

Muscle Building

One of the biggest benefits of the Baby Einstein Neighborhood Activity Jumper is what the name suggests: jumping. The jumper is a great way for your baby to start exercising and building the muscles in their legs. The height of the jumper can be adjusted in order for your baby’s feet to be able to touch the floor so that they can jump as much as they want. The act of jumping will help your child build leg muscles that will help them for when it comes time to crawl and walk as they reach one-year-old. The arms are also developed, which will help them when it comes time to learn how to balance while they make their first attempts at walking.
Folding Up the Jumper

Folding Up the Jumper

The Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper has the capability of being folded up and stored for future use. One of the biggest grievances, however, that most parents have expressed with the jumper is that in order to fold it, you have to slightly disassemble the jumper so that the parts can be folded into themselves. Parents have noted that it can take up to an hour to assemble the jumper from the box and that disassembling it to fold it up seems counterintuitive. Many parents have said that they simply pull the jumper out of the way when their baby is not using it. The folding up takes up too much time and is simply not practical. The folding up only took place for those parents who knew they would not be using the jumper for a long time.
Price

Price

The Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper is reasonably priced for the amount of development and education you get from the jumper. Not only does the jumper allow your baby to exercise and build muscles for future development, but it also allows your baby to develop educational information for learning. The duality of the jumper affords your child such a huge advantage, so to have the price of the jumper fall in the mid-range area makes buying this jumper in anyone’s budget.

Conclusion

The Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper is the perfect addition to your child’s play area. There are so many benefits to this jumper from exercise, to language learning, motor skill development, and tactile learning that it would seem unwise to pass up having this for your child. It is recommended for kids ages 4 months to one year, and all the important skills of crawling, walking, and speaking that are developed in the first year of life are all given a workout with the jumper. It can adjust to the height of your baby so as your infant starts to grow and develop into a toddler, the jumper will grow with them. All that the Baby Einstein Jumper teaches your child are the building blocks to your child’s education, physical development, and reasoning development as the sounds, colors, and tactile development areas of the jumper entertain your baby for hours. The Baby Einstein Neighborhood Friends Activity Jumper is must-have and should be purchased for your little one.
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