My three babies, all in their jumperoo for the first time. I remember distinctly the first time Hayden tried this out. It was a gift from grammy, and we were all SO excited to put him in there, but we decided to wait for her to arrive from Ohio for a visit, so she could see it. Sure enough, he immediately loved it, and it become one of his most favorite toys from about 4-8 months old. He would just bounce in there and giggle like crazy. I remember again the excitement when Pierce seemed old enough to test it out, and although he wasn't quite as much of a fan as Hayden had been, he still had hours and hours of enjoyment from it.
Since Ruthie can hold her head up so well, and her favorite position is standing (in our laps), I decided to get it down, even though she is just shy of 3 months still. I knew she wouldn't be ready to jump and bounce yet, but just looking around while standing is thrilling to her! While she loved it as expected, her brothers couldn't wait to get in on the action. They were "helping" her bounce wildly around, and Pierce was "pushing" her in her "swing". It was out of control for awhile until we established the rules (although clearly to Pierce, rules are meant to be broken!).
It's so different this time around, because when Pierce was an infant, Hayden took little to no interest in him. It was difficult to even get him to give him a hug or kiss, and he would never want to hold him. Their close relationship didn't evolve until much later, when Pierce could walk and talk. Of course now they are the best of friends, but it took a long time to develop. Conversely, both the boys are literally OBSESSED with Ruthie and can't get enough of her. It's certainly adorable and sweet, but it also means that I can't take my eyes off of her for a second, or one of them will be trying to "help" her with something!! You can clearly see in this last picture the look of absolute glee on Pierce's face as he wildly shakes the jumperoo, and the look of pure resignation on Ruthie's face as she accepts her fate as the little sister of two wild older brothers :)