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God Bless The Jumperoo!,
This review is from: Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo (Baby Product)
My family and I absolutely 100% love the jumperoo. Musing about the price I decided that, yes, knowing what I do now I would pay hundreds, nay, thousands of pounds for this. Seriously I would sell the car. I just cannot overstate how this thing has quite literally saved my life. Short version: BUY THIS! Long version: With bab number one I was too smug for such things, if it wasn't handwoven organic wool naturally shed from free-range unionized sheep I didn't want to know. Then came our second son. Holy cow this kid can scream and scream he did from the moment he was born. None of my tricks worked. The "witchtwigs" (as my DH affectionately calls them), the osteopath, my mom coming to stay, my dad and his wife coming to stay, nothing could make this poor little dude happy. I was shattered, our previously joyful family was just really, well, sad and most of all we felt awful for this little guy that we couldn't find a way to help him out. One afternoon in tears I put us all in the car, sung through the screaming and bought the jumperoo. (Amazon, you know I buy far too much from you, I just couldn't wait a moment longer for a chance of help!) He was just over 3 months old then. I piled up some towels underneath him and away we went. I can't say it was an instant hit. I think we started out with 1 minute but I was determined. Within a few days though he had discovered its beauty and honestly life was forever altered. Suddenly he had something that for whatever reason gave him relief, distraction, whatever and it made him so happy! When he would launch into one of his screaming fits I'd put him into the jumperoo and like some kind of magic he would instantly stop. My sister is a massage therapist/herbalist and has a theory that because of where the ball of his foot contacts the floor he is able to get some kidney diaphragm release (I was too tired to pay total attention to what she was saying). Anyway, three months down the line and I don't care what a huge monster this thing is in our little living room. I know that somebody somewhere will someday tell us that it's not good for his hip development, but the truth is all that screaming wasn't good for anybody! So, if you have a little screamer and you are totally in despair, honestly give this a try it might just save you too!
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Initial post: 14 Apr 2010 19:37:35 BDT
Amen to that! My little un has had this since 3 months and could support her head. She has a cushion under her feet and bounces and spins the toys(she's now 15 weeks) it is the only thing that consistantly stops her screaming. I was working on the theory that in the evening she shouldn't go in it cos she might be over stimulated, but she started screaming early @ 4 pm and she can keep it up for hours. I put her in the jumperoo twice over a 3 ht period and she only cried when i went to take her out of it. I love the jumperoo it can really be a sanity saver
In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2010 22:00:35 BDT
T. Palmer says:
That's a really funny review - made us both laugh lots!!!
Posted on 13 Jan 2011 13:38:47 GMT
Best review on Amazon, you should write for a living - had both my wife and I laughing out loud. Thank you for turning dull toy-shopping into entertainment.
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 23:41:52 GMT
M. Lindsay Anderson says:
Ahahahahahaha LOVE IT!!! HA HA HA - indeed the BEST review on amazon, oh how I am laughing - sitting here chuckling out loud! I am getting one, I cave to the "monster in my living room" I will allow it to keep some shush to even let me eat a bowl of cornflakes in peace!!
Posted on 10 Mar 2011 22:20:55 GMT
Oh I love your review you should write for comedy, I can relate to you sooooo well we have the rainforest mobile & that was like a magic wand I think the jumperoo will be next.
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 13:57:05 BDT
loriann Paris says:
HA HA HA !! love this review! You should ask Amazon commission on this one! This review will sell many Jumperoos!
Posted on 2 Jun 2011 22:56:00 BDT
Nellutla V Ramana Rao says:
Hahahaaaaheeheeeehohooo. My little 3 month old hardly ever cries unlike my first born.But, I shall order a Jumperoo as a little present for her perfect behaviour. Honestly, Fisher-Price should be paying you loads for advertising their product!
Posted on 2 Jul 2011 22:25:09 BDT
E. Vernell says:
Fisher Price and Amazon should send you a hamper as this review alone resulted in us buying it!
Posted on 18 Jul 2011 20:08:46 BDT
Mr. J. Winder says:
I am going to get one tommorow!!!!
Posted on 21 Aug 2011 20:41:12 BDT
L. Bowden says:
Can only add to everyone else's comments - fabulous review. Had already had this product recommended but your review seals the deal - and gave us a great chuckle after 'one of those days' with our little one. Thank you!