Tuesday, October 26, 2010

jump for my love

One of the toys my dad insisted on buying Lila when I was pregnant was a Jenny Jump Up. Otherwise known as a doorway jumper. He said it was my favorite toy when I was a little girl. We decided to put it together for Lila this weekend as she is just starting to enjoy standing up on her feet and bouncing.

First of all, this thing is deceptively difficult to put together. Too many pieces and I was super worried I wasn't doing it right. You know, since it was going to hold my child suspended from the ceiling. When I finally got Strap E connected to Bar 7, we put Lila in it for a test run. And she did not quite get the hang of it at first. Notice the feet dragging behind her and her arms sticking out awkwardly to her side.
Eventually we rescued her and put her back on her blanket on the floor. She doesn't seem that interested in leg strengthening just yet. She's way too busy eating her toys to worry about nonsense like that.

I came to get down, I came to get down
So get out your seat and jump around
Jump around, jump around, jump around
Jump up jump up and get down
~"Jump Around" by House of Pain


The Kincaid Family said...

My son LOVED his jump up, but he was about 8 or 9 months when he finally got the hang of it! On the otherhand, my coworker has been putting her baby girl in one since she was about 4 months old (too young in my opinion) and her 6 month old girl can even walk a few steps in it now! Such a neat little invention!

Casey Martinez said...

Daisy doesn't get that thing either. We've put her in it a few times and she gets annoyed:). IT's okay her and lila can be sitting and almost crawling buddies for a while longer;)