If you've read some of my reviews you might notice a theme… I sometimes (usually) buy several different versions of baby gear to try out and see which is the best. Nothing new here when it came to an activity center for my son.
I purchased and returned 3 before I found the Skip Hop. It was a little pricer than others but those cheap ones had failed me so it was worth a shot. Since the moment I opened the package I was thrilled I had spent the money for the Skip Hop. My son loves spending time in his seat, twisting in circles and playing with all the spinning and moving toys. I think he also enjoys being upright on his own and not down on the ground or in my arms.
The parts and directions were easy to follow. I nearly returned one activity center after 45 minutes trying to put it together and a part was labeled wrong!
The toys all snap in on to the side but can be easily adjusted to move around the table. I like that this table has minimal noise from toys too. The piano is the only music but it can be adjusted or turned off. The piano can also be taken off and moved to a spot on the bottom where baby stands. This way they can play the music with their feet and watch the lights through the plastic “window.” Cause and effect!
I love the low profile and modern look of this activity center. It fits in nicely in our living room and isn’t a terrible eye sore like so many kids toys. It’s lightweight enough (15lbs) to move from room to room and just yesterday I brought it outside for my son to play while I pulled weeds in the garden.
My son is 7 months so I’ve only had to adjust the height once or twice but it was very simple. You just move the green clips into place on each leg and you're done. Once baby is big enough to stand on their own or with little assistance, the foot stand can replace the seat so baby can walk around and play with the toys on the table top. Then, the toys ca be taken off and the activity center fully transitions into a toddle table! It’s a great kids product that grows with them rather than being outgrown.
I purchased ours for $119 from Amazon. It’s also available at Toys R Us and Best Buy.