LeapFrog Animal Adventures

by tinysneakers

When we first started researching baby gear I couldn’t understand for the life of me why they made so many things to put a baby in. Did we really need a swing, a bouncer, a Bumbo, a Boppy, a jumper, a walker?

Well yes. And no. As much as you don’t want to, eventually you have to put that baby down somewhere. Winking smile

The older Kabes got, the more I realized some of these things were really helpful. {Some were ridiculous, yes.}

But one thing I really didn’t understand was why in the world you would need somewhere for baby to stand…until I had a baby who started to stand. He pulls up on anything and everything and grabs for anything remotely in sight. Suddenly I understood the appeal of the activity table.

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I’d planned to look for one at KB’s school consignment sale. I was hesitant because I was worried he’d grow out of it as soon as I got it, much like everything else. A friend assured me her toddlers still loved theirs, so I decided to go for it. The day before the sale I got the email that we were selected to review the LeapFrog learning table. Yay!

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Like most baby toys, the fun started as soon as we opened the box. Even before we opened the box.

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You can play with the table top on the floor, or add legs for babies who are standing. It’s the perfect height for Kabes and the colors and buttons and sounds are thoroughly intriguing for him. I usually make it a point to keep things that make noise turned off, but this one isn’t actually so bad- it has a ton of different sounds and songs which means mom doesn’t get as bored of them as quickly.

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The sounds can switch from letters & numbers to music to increase the variety. It sings ABC’s, counts, and lists opposites. I’m not sure whether a baby can actually learn from a toy saying things, but at least it feels somewhat educational.

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My only critique is how easily the activity table slides across the floor. We have laminate wood floors with a rug and it slips and slides on both. I need to put my foot against the edge to keep Kabes from faceplanting as it slides away. It’d be great if there were grips on the feet to make it a little more sturdy. I suppose I could add those myself…

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And hey, when he gets bored of what’s on top, he can always use it as a tunnel. Winking smile

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What “learning toys” do you like for babies?

I was selected for this opportunity as a compensated member of Clever Girls Collective and received free product from LeapFrog to review. The content and opinions expressed here are all my own. #LFAnimalAdventures #spon

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Vicky (little baby, big city) October 10, 2012 at 9:19 am

We have that wooden activity cube “busy town.” I’ve tried not to buy the toys that play music and light up…. They drive ME crazy, although I am sure milo would love them.

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