Baby toys took on a whole new bouncy realm this month, with the arrival of our newest Eliza purchase, the Fisher Price Jumperoo. Me and Alex have history with this massive Fplastic monolith; shortly after announcing that we were having a baby, we stayed at our friends’ house and their baby daughter had one – and she absolutely loved it. We made a mental note to get one as soon as Eliza was old enough.
She’s tentatively liking it at the moment, although she needs a cushion underneath it as she’s not quite tall enough to bounce unsupported, or unsupervised. I have to say that it is huge though! Pre-baby, I was concerned about having our lovely tasteful flat taken over by loads of brightly coloured toys that wouldn’t coordinate with anything – tell me I’m not the only one?! I’ve kind of given in now though, seeing how much she loves them all.
We’ve just got back from Sheffield, where we were for the extended jubilee weekend. All three of us were spoiled with lots of Grannie and Grandad time, and Eliza also got to meet her great-Grandmother, great-great Aunt, and conducted some in-utero telepathy with her future Cousin (due in July, we can’t wait).
Alex’s mum dug out some of his old toys including this original Fisher Price musical box from the 70′s – so it’s really interesting to see the contrast between the old and new toys.