As my youngest child has transitioned into his third month, we have noticed how much he is able to hold up his head, how active he wants to be, and how much he wants to explore everything around him. As I am looking at my son, and seeing how he is doing so well hitting all of his milestones at his age, I knew he was ready for the next thing… the baby activity center.
My three month old baby boy loves to stand with assistance, feeling the weight on his legs and has a lot of control of his head. I began to do my research into which baby activity center would be right for him.
Like most parents, we want to get the most bang for our buck. I do not want something that I am going to use for a month, and then that is it. As we already have a Jolly Jumper, I was okay with an activity center that did not have the bouncing aspect to it like some of the jumpers I have seen.
It came down to reviews and longevity when I fell in love with the Skip Hop Baby’s View 3-Stage Activity Center in Silver Lining Cloud.
This activity center transitions into three stages of use:
- Sit, swivel, bounce & play
- Cruise & interact
- Play table.
One thing that sold me on this one over the Skip Hop Multi Color table, is that the base that is used first for the bouncing and then transitions to the table top, is a chalkboard surface. My first child loved the chalkboard. It was great for learning letters, numbers and of course just for fun drawings. The base is adjustable that allowed to grow with your child.
This table comes with four moveable toys that you can place around the table: peekaboo clouds that pop up and squeak, wobble lamb with rattle beads, swaying stars move back and forth and sun bead mover with spinner. My table also came with a suction cup bowl that can be used for snacks and feedings in a few months.
This table does state it is for 4 months +, but since my son is able to hold his head up without support, he is ready for this type of activity center per my doctor’s go ahead. He is a little too small for the seat, but just like most activity centers and jumpers, you can place a blanket around them for support. This table only took me less than ten minutes to put together. I did struggle finding out how to remove the table top to move to the bottom as I was worried I was going to break the thing, but with just a little force, it pops out quite easily.
If you are looking for that next activity center for your child, and want the most out of your money, check out the Skip Hop Baby’s View 3-Stage Activity Center in Silver Lining Cloud.
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