Little Dude is at an age now where he wants to play and be entertained. Sure, he is happy to be snug and close in the baby carrier, but he needs more stimulation as he wants to move about and explore our world! Sometimes my singing “head and shoulders”, “wheels on the bus” and playing with his toy cars just don’t cut it! We recently received an awesome addition to our baby items that keeps Little Dude entertained (read- happy)! What is this item you ask? It’s the Evenflo Triple Fun Life in the Amazon ExerSaucer (arv $149.99).
I have to admit I was keen on reviewing this item because it’s a 3-in-1. It can be used as an activity mat from birth to 4 months, then as a contained activity centre from 4 months until walking and finally as an activity table from your cruiser/walker until 24 months. So pretty much this one toy is able to take you from birth until 2! So far we have only used this as a play mat and ExerSaucer. When Little Dude starts cruising, we will open it up and use it as an activity table.
Over the last 2.5 years our house has become decorated with different baby and children’s items and toys. I quickly learned that I like toys that have a long lifespan. Sure, we have our fair share of items in our basement storage that we only used for a few months but when you are spending money on bigger ticket items, I like to make sure that they can last. And this is one that passes that test with flying colours!
In our house we call our ExerSaucer the “circle of neglect”. Now I say that in the most loving and adoring way. When we put him in there we can go and do what we need to do for a short time (within earshot) and know that Little Dude will be happy. In fact, Little Dude never gets bored when he’s in the ExerSaucer! Sporting 11 different toys there is always something for him to touch, pull, bite, suck and play with! The seat spins 360 degrees and Little Dude is able to move himself around at ease. For a mom of children who spit up, I like things that I can wash and I love that the seat padding is washable. Huge plus for me!
Here are some more reasons why I love the Triple Fun ExerSaucer:
- 3 easy to adjust heights
- grows with your child from birth-age 2
- folds flat for travel and storage
- super cute amazon theme featuring a variety of animals
- toys are bright and baby is able to reach all of them
- in the ExerSaucer mode, baby is able to freely move around and also bounce
- keeps baby entertained and stimulated
- the toys can be detached and put on other Evenflo toys or used separately
- very easy to wipe down and clean
- there is a good variety of toys that have music, sounds, and then those that don’t and move by touching them.
There are two negatives of the ExerSaucer for me. It took The Hubster a very LONG time to build. Having recently built many big toys we assumed this would be an easier build. It took about 3 hours from start to finish. At times we both found the instructions to be confusing. Adding numbers to the items or bags would help reduce this confusion. The other negative is that there isn’t one general on/off button for the electronics pieces. Each has their own which means this required a total of 9 AAA batteries.
One lucky Canadian reader will win one Evenflo Triple Fun Life in the Amazon ExerSaucer.
Disclosure: I received the above product for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.