Friday, May 3, 2013

Exersaucer vs. Jumperoo?

To tell you the truth, I had a headache when doing research on this. Henry was almost 4.5 months and I thought there were not enough toys at home to keep him interested since he wanted me to hold him and walk around almost all the time when he was awake. Viewing a Fisher-Price catalogue, I was so excited to see a jumperoo. “Our son needs a jumperoo! Jumperoo, jumperoo, jumperoo!,” I kept singing the word to my husband, who smiled and said: “Ok, but please do research as you have always done before buying things for our baby.” So yes, I did. A lot of parents posted this question online: “An exersaucer or a jumperoo?” Oh man, another new word, “exersaucer”, and what is that?

Ok, to keep it short and simple:

1. What is an exersaucer and what is a jumperoo?

An exersaucer looks like this:
while a jumperoo looks like this:

You get an exersaucer if your baby wants more toys.
You get a jumperoo if your baby loves jumping.
2. Which one to buy?

Considering that Henry is a boy who loves strong and adventurous activities and that a jumperoo is supposed to help babies enhance large motor skills, I finally decided to get him a jumperoo: Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo, the most popular according to customer reviews on Amazon and, and the one most parents could buy for their 3-month-old babies. The product has good ratings and its price is competitive too. When I want more toys for Henry, I can always buy separate toys for him later.

3. Where to buy Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo?

You can definitely buy it from Amazon via the link provided above. Its current price is $99.99 + free shipping. However, seeing the seller was, I checked out’s website and found the product quoted at the same price there. Yet the thing is, if you are a new customer, you are offered a 20% off discount, which means $20 off. Therefore, I took the deal and got the jumperoo for Henry for only $80. Yay! :) If you are not yet a’s customer, this is a great way to save. The product arrived two days after I made the order.
Note: Where NOT to buy Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo?
Don’t buy it from Babies"R"Us’s website (they do not have it in store) because their current price is $109.99 (which is $10 more expensive than that on and However, some people prefer buying from Babies"R"Us at higher prices to avoid buying fake things for their babies. It's all up to you.

4. Review on Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo: It works!

- Quality: 5/5
- Petite-friendly: 4/5

Henry is enjoying his jumperoo when I am writing this post. It is definitely a time-buyer for moms and a wonderful entertainment center for babies. I am also amazed to see how Henry got used to the jumping activity and knew how to play with the attached toys so quickly. So yes, I like this product and would like to recommend it to moms whose babies are now able to hold up their heads stably.

Tip: Put a firm pillow under the jumperoo if your baby’s feet cannot touch the floor yet.

Take care,

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