My parenting preference is to be more engaged with her by carrying, holding, or babywearing. We also do playtime together on the floor and she actually really likes sitting sitting in the highchair while I'm in the kitchen cooking or cleaning. There are occasions when these scenarios just don't work, but I was still resistant to those darn jumpy things. They are expensive, take up sooo much room and are overloaded with all kinds of crazy toys, bells, and whistles. I could not find something that wasn't down right obnoxious. After a little internet searching I came across the go pod and decided to give it a try.
What a great investment it has turned out to be. It folds up into a little bag like a camp chair, so you can bring it along 'just in case.' There are little tabs to hang toys. Riesling prefers just one or two toys at a time and spend more time chewing on the tabs than anything. It adjusts to four heights for the growing baby and has a mat attached to the bottom so it's perfect for outdoors. We put ours to use several times already...
Riesling chilling at the fondue bridal shower far away from all the sizzling hot cheese.
Hanging on the deck on our pseudo camping trip with the Crookers last weekend.
I really can't believe it's not a more popular baby item. Everyone that see our happy lil gal hanging in her little pod loves it. I guess it's the bells and whistles that sell.