Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Wordless Wednesday - my favourite toy






Why I loved this toy ...
We got two of these Bouncing Baby playplaces when the twins were about 4-5 months old. We used money that was gifted to them for their Christening.

At first they were so little and just batted the EIGHT different toys within reach.Later they would happily sit play with all the activities for more than 10-15 minutes at a time unlike any other of their toys. It was good for them sitting too.

  • pop dog house - grip & crinkle flower patch - click clack car - Bouncing action - drop and play slide - fun time sea saw - three ring teether - spin and rattle swing set - musical play house - flexible teethers - twirling play pal
  • Bouncing legs that adjusted to three -level height adjustment to grow with baby.
  • Machine washable padded seat with 360-degree rotation. (the washable seat was a godsend with nappy blowouts LOL)
  • Top tray joins with bottom and converts to a floor play set as baby grows.
  • Clicking car unlocks to roll around the play set.
  • Accommodates baby up to four years of age.
It was so precious to me to have that time to get things done and not feel guilty I was leaving them to cry ... they loved it. I could breastfeed or nappy change one twin at a time knowing his brother could see us and was happy & safe. Unlike a babywalker it didn't move.

I loved the peace save for the giggles and squeaks and click clack of them at play. They spent hours playing with it - in short bursts each day. When they became mobile they crawled through it , pulled up on it , used it to walk from one thing to another and of course pushed it across the room. Once they could climb in and out...and stand on top - it was time to say goodbye.

I sold one when around their 1st birthday because we had no room left and they had so many new more interesting toys.


Later I sold the second one though it did convert to a figure 8 car track for toddlers (the idea being able to still use it in between the next child) but I knew I had no future use...and I sold them for almost what I bought them for on sale.

At a recent church fete I found another one minus the orange adjustable legs. $5 bargain so I bought it. The boys still enjoy it as car track now.



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16 comments :

MommyWizdom said...

The Exersaucer is the greatest invention next to sliced bread!

Happy WW!

Dina said...

We had that toy. I would stick Jack in it so I could play on the Internet. It would keep him busy--I don't remember for how long.

The only problem is for some reason it made him poop. And the poop would end up going up his back.

Disgusting. I don't care what the Lactivists say....I think breastmilk poop smalls horrible!

So, I'm both thankful and not thankful for the Exersaucer.

Trish said...

@Mommywizdom - indeed

@Dina - LOL my boys using them was almost pre blogging days .Shhh... but I did use it to keep them occupied while I chatted on MSN or parenting forums.

Momstart said...

that is very precious

CGDK said...

hey Trish, have you found your banner in your inbox? hope you like it!

Pamela said...

my grandkids had one like that.

Red Lotus Mama said...

What a cutie pie!

Happy WW: http://tinyurl.com/5e6nk3

Miss said...

Cutie pie!

Badness Jones said...

Both my kids loved their exersaucers too! THough the one I had for the Princess was a hand-me-down and nowhere near as fancy. I loaned it to a friend after the Princess outgrew it and she left it outside and ruined it, so when Bad came along he got a new deluxe model...my nephew and my best friend's youngest have enjoyed it too, and it's waiting patiently for the next baby to come along and love it!

Regina said...

Great pictures! someone is having fun!

alicia said...

ohh I will defianlty have to get one of those!

TorAa said...

Hurray,
this is a very cute and wonderful entry

Robyn Jones said...

We have something similar for my little ones....I loved it. I also love my baby swing....

Momstart said...

I was stopping back by to say that I voted for you.

M said...

Voted for you!

Judi "Jlo" Moran said...

Hey, friend,
I think I just voted for you - I clicked in the right spot, at least!
Love the pics of the boys.
Thanks for your recent visit.
Ciao!
Great to have Lilly back safe and sound, isn't it?!
Love,
Jlo

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