Activity centers provide babies with hours of entertainment, all while stimulating their senses and encouraging their physical and mental development. However, there are hundreds of these centers on the market today. Some things to look at when making the perfect choice of activity centers for your infant is the recommended age and size/weight determined to be best for the center. It is important to choose an activity center that is appropriate for your child at the time they will be using it for safety purposes.
Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Jumperoo
Your developing baby will have a blast hopping around in the Luv U Zoo Jumperoo manufactured by Fisher Price. This activity center provides stimulation and plenty of practice in hand-eye coordination thanks to all of the zoo themed accessories.
The zoo animals in Jumperoo make realistic animal sounds while lights flash with activated movement. There is even a hanging mobile to provide practice in coordination and balance. As your child plays to their heart’s content, they will also be developing motor skills and discovering new sights, sounds, and textures.
Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun – Jungle
An activity center that is a staple in most homes is the multilevel Exersaucer made by Evenflo. This ExerSaucer Triple Fun Jungle is perfect for infant development and stimulation. Also the ExerSaucer is a safe alternative to mobile walking units that roll around the room. Your baby will be protected while playing and learning with this stationary unit featuring a jungle theme.
Ideal for babies from birth to 24 months, this set triples the fun with a three-stage activity center that grows along with your child. Begin with the playmat for ages 0 to 4 months, move up to the ExerSaucer until your child is at walking stage, and introduce the activity table once your child is standing alone.
Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper
Baby Einstein is renowned for producing entertaining educational toys that help promote mental, social, and physical development. The Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper is an activity center that features a supportive seat in a stationary unit.
Your baby will be able to bounce and frolic in a comfy seat as well as twist and spin in full circles. The jumper features 12 different stimulating activities in four activity stations including a piano, oversize rattling ball, and two different teething stations.
Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Jumperoo
With the Laugh and Learn Jumperoo by Fisher Price, your infant will be able to bounce and play while sitting in a rotating yet stationary activity center. While your infant is developing muscles that are necessary for walking later in life, they will also be entertained by the singing and light shows presented in the Jumperoo.
With six activity stations and two mobiles overhead, your child will be introduced to nature in the garden and farm themed centers. Made using a steep base with nonskid feet, you are able to adjust this activity center to last until your child is at the walking stage.
Baby Einstein Around The World Discovery Center
The Baby Einstein Around the World Discovery Center is a brightly colored and developmentally stimulating activity center for infants. At the base of the center is an adjustable jumping pad that provides protection for the infant’s feet as they jump up and down in the Discover Center.
Your infant will be able to spin around in a complete circle in order to access all of the different toys. This center includes a lion hand puppet that a parent can use to interact with the child as well as a piano that teaches different colors in English, French, and Spanish.
KidCo GoPod Portable Activity Seat – Pistachio
KidCo’s unique GoPod activity center does not have all of the bells and whistles of the other activity centers on the market, but it does serve its purpose very well. Perfect for families on the go, the KidCo GoPod Portable Activity Seat featured in pistachio green is easy to fold up for transport.
The activity seat includes a floor pad that is attached to the base of the unit so the baby’s feet are safe, even when the seat is used outdoors. While there are no attached toys, you have five nylon toy loops for attaching your child’s current toys for play, which is great when you want to interchange activities. The seat also features a drink and snack holder.
Bright Starts Around We Go Activity Station, Doodle Bugs
Bright Starts presents the Around We Go Activity Station that has been a hit for parents and children alike. Unlike other activity centers, the Around We Go Station has positioned the seat on the outside of the activity table, so the infant is able to circle around the outer perimeter of the table giving them more freedom of movement.
The different activities at the table include a piano, a flip through book, and an action station to stimulate reactions to mechanical processes as well as a bug stalk for interchanging toys. Self-discovery is stimulated by the addition of an oversized mirror and a frog popper. The Around We Go Station also comes with two additional Doodle Bug toys can be attached to the bug stalk.
Bright Starts Bounce-a-Bout Activity Center
Featuring a base pad that bounces, the Bright Starts Bounce-a-Bout Activity Center is an interactive activity station that provides plenty of exercise.
Your baby will be able to bounce about on the soft base while spinning around in the seat that spins in a complete circle. This fun activity center includes seven toys for your child to play with. Promoting good balance, there is also a colorful overhead bar with attached toys that your baby must reach up high to grasp.
Kolcraft Baby Sit and Step 2-In-1 Activity Center, Pink
The Kolcraft Baby Sit and Step 2-in-1 Activity Center featured in pink is the perfect activity center for a parent who wants to invest in a long-term multistage activity station.
To start, your baby will be able to play in a stationary activity center with nine toys in 20 different activity stations. Lights, sounds, and music stimulate your child’s development and creativity. Then, as your child begins to walk, you can remove the activity center from the base in order to use the included three wheels for the push walker activity mode.
First Toddle, the 5-in-1 Entertainment and Development System for Babies and Toddlers
Developed by First Toddle, the 5-in-1 Entertainment and Development System for Babies and Toddlers is an activity center that provides years of entertainment.
Arranged in a jungle gym format, the system includes 10 different toys and games, and can be positioned in more than six configurations for years of enjoyment. This center is ideal for children ages 3 months to 3 years.