Once your little one has left the land of the bobbleheads and can get some neck control, an infant exercise saucer (commonly called an ExerSaucer®, after the Evenflo brand of saucers) will become your best friend. (No seriously, no exaggerations here. We mean your best friend.)
What's that? You already have a best friend? Well, while that best friend might like to share pitchers of sangria with you and loves to go shoe shopping, this best friend will:
Entertain your baby with a host of built-in toys.
Keep baby safe and stationary. (Many parents and safety experts prefer infant exercise saucers over baby walkers since they don't let your baby move around, putting her in danger of falling down the stairs, among other risks).
Allow you to get some stuff done around the house, while keeping an eye on the baby nearby.
Help your baby practice standing and kicking.
Ask around to find out which infant exercise saucers your friends and family used and loved. Then check eBay, thrift stores or friend's basements for a used model of the one you're looking for. This is one of those products that is highly coveted by parents of babies, but, it turns out, only used for a few brief months, so you can usually find a secondhand one in good condition. report abuse
Just be sure the model you do end up getting hasn't been recalled and that it comes with all the parts. Because an ExerSaucer with a missing spring ain't worth a thing.
And you thought you loved the bouncy seat!