Activity centres are one of the best ways to keep babies and new toddlers busy and stimulated.
They’re designed with a myriad of options and features, making learning as well as playing just as equally fun. If you’re in the market for a stationery toy (also known as exercisers) that will entertain your little one for hours, our activity centre round-up has something for every child.
Evenflo ExerSaucer Mega Splash
Evenflo has been a reputable baby product company for years, and their exciting ExerSaucer deserved a spot on this activity centre round-up. Each toy on the unit has multiple play functions that assist in meeting the main nine developmental milestones. ExerSaucer facilitates happy, safe containment for your child, with a seat pad that is removable and machine-washable. The snack tray is dishwasher safe too, making clean-up a snap.
Baby Einstein Musical Motion Jumper
An exerciser and jumper all in one, Baby Einstein has created yet another safe and innovative toy for our future doctors and lawyers. This activity centre has got it all, from a Secure Support Seat with high back that provides added comfort and support for younger babies just beginning to sit up to 360-degree movement, giving baby full access to different activity stations and encourages movement. The four activity stations surround baby and include 12 activities: electric piano introduces colours and shapes in English, French, and Spanish (includes mirror, dancing lights and six classical melodies with three play modes and volume control), a large spinning rattle ball featuring beads and real-life imagery, a sun teether stalk with clackers and a cloud stalk that features a water-filled bird teether (you can refrigerate the bird teether to soothe baby’s gums), and a toy tray with loops to attach baby’s favourite toys (there are even four Baby Einstein links to attach even more toys). Padded toy bars, covered springs and non-skid feet provide added safety, and it quickly folds for easy storage and portability. Each of the four play stations are removable for quick clean-up.
Luv U Zoo Jumperoo
Do you love Luv U Zoo? We do too! And in keeping with this rhyme, we adore their Jumperoo. This freestanding jumper has a seat that’s suspended by three springs, allowing children to hop and down and providing limited travel from left to right and front to back. The seat is adjustable in height by means of three position straps, and the springs are attached to a freestanding frame. The product has a soft seat that rotates 360 degrees, providing spinning fun for little ones as well as access to the toys located around the perimeter of the unit. The Luv U Zoo Jumperoo also has a series of toys located around the seat platform and incorporates lights and sounds, which help entertain the child and rewards them for their jumping. The seat is removable for easy cleaning.
Photo: Evenflo ExerSaucer Mega Splash from Toys R Us Canada