At 6 months old, Layah is one heck of a busy body. Darah, at this age, was perfectly content to sit in a spot on the floor and play with toys for quite a long time. She didn’t crawl until she was almost 10 months old. Honestly, it was awesome.
Layah, on the other hand, has no interest in sitting still. She is already crawling all over the the place. She’s got to be on the move, which means mama’s got to be paying super close attention at all times.
And if I don’t stay on top of her, accidents do happen. Why yes, as a matter of fact, she has already fallen off the bed! I was gone but a moment and I left her far from the edge. But she’s a quick one. When that happened, I knew I needed to start taking extra precautions with her. She needs some restrictive space that doesn’t make her FEEL tied down.
She has a jumperoo, which she loves to play in, but which Tim and I don’t love, simply because it takes up SO MUCH SPACE!! We have a small house, and our downstairs living room/dining room/kitchen area really isn’t very big. So to have a jumperoo in the middle of the floor every day creates a space problem.
But now we are using a very clever invention called the Go-Pod, and I think it rocks! It is an ultra lightweight portable activity seat. First let me show you what it looks like when it is not in use.
That is a thing of beauty, my friends! It folds up like a camping chair! Which means it can get tucked away in the corner, or in a closet, or even under the bed. Cue the angels singing!!!
And here’s what it looks like with little Layah inside of it.
While it lacks the ability for babies to bounce or to turn in it, it is still a very comfortable seat and Layah is quite happy every time I put her in it. I absolutely LOVE the mat that is on the bottom. It protects the floor from my kid! And it provides a nice surface for her feet if I ever set this up on the hardwood floor.
In this picture you will see that there are some attachment devices on the Go-Pod. These are great because you can connect toys to them for play time.
The Go-Pod by KidCo is very well designed. It only weighs 7 pounds and comes with a storage bag, which makes travel with it a breeze. Additionally, it has 4 heights so that it can grow with your baby. It is ideal for babies from 4 months until they start walking. Setting the Go-Pod up takes all of 3 seconds. There is a lock button you can easily hear when it clicks in place so that you know it is safe to put your baby in it. There are also drink and snack holders for your little one in case you want them to eat or drink a little something while you buzz around the house taking care of whatever needs to be done (in my case, the kitchen is in CONSTANT need of attention).
There is no way in this world that I would have been able to take Layah’s jumperoo down to Alabama for Christmas this year. But the Go-Pod is on the packing list! We can even take this with us for visits with friends. It gives us a place to easily put the baby that she will enjoy and where we know she will be safe. After all, not every house has been child-proofed!
Buy it!: Need one of these for your home? You can find a list of local as well as online retailers here. The Go-Pod retails for $49.99.
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I received a complimentary product for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.