Zero bounce and do bowls develop fine motor skills?
I purchased the Wonderland Adventures version for my 6 month old baby the day it was released. While my husband loves lime green I was wanting something a little more neutral if we were planning to keep it for years with it's initial time spent in the living room. I was so excited to get a deal I didn't notice that one of the 5 activities was merely a bowl. A stationary bowl. As an activity. I don't get it Oribel. For the price I think that was a lame addition.
I will say this center was easy to set up right out of the box. I didn't even have to look at the directions. I like that it was intuitive. I love that it folds down for taking to the sitters. I wish it came with a sack for the charms. I also wish the charms could face out so that once baby is too big to be inside he can still use the table to play with some of the charms. The table feature for toddlers is such a great idea, but if the inside of the table doesn't lock into place that worries me a bit. Will the child lean on it and fall in?
Bounce? What bounce. This thing doesn't bounce and for the price and what was advertised it should provide bouncing for the baby. I thought I was saving money by combining a jumper and activity center, but I think my LO would have much preferred jumping if given the option.
We only plan to use this activity center 1-2x/day so it's not a total loss that I don't love it for my baby. I'm hoping it will shine as a play table years down the road.
ProsFolds down for storage, convertible to table
ConsNo bounce, potentially boring charms