Explore and More Baby's View 3-Stage Activity Center Review (Skip Hop)

Explore and More Baby's View 3-Stage Activity Center
What It Is

Help baby explore the world around him with the Explore & More Baby's View 3-Stage Activity Center. This toy helps strengthen a baby's leg muscles, introduces baby to cause and effect, and helps develop fine motor skills.

It may look like a traditional baby jumper or activity center, but this one has an adjustable foot support platform underneath with a colorful piano on it. As babies bounce and kick their legs on the platform and the piano, they can activate music and fun sound effects. They will also be able to see what they are doing through the activity center's Discovery Window. 

The piano actually has three modes of play. In one mode, the piano functions as a regular piano with each key playing a different note so that baby can make his own music. In the second mode, each key will play a different song. And in the third mode, movement makes the music play, so when babies jump, they'll activate a song. And in the second and third modes, if baby presses a piano key while the music is playing, he'll hear funny sound effects.

The soft fabric seat rotates 360 degrees around the activity center, and as baby rotates, he'll discover clip-on toys. There is a hedgehog bead mover, a peek-a-boo owl that squeaks, swaying trees, a spring cloud that rattles, and a bee bowl for holding extra toys.

Once baby is starting to stand and walk, remove the seat and cover the seat opening with the foot platform to give baby an activity table at which he can cruise around to interact with the toys. The toys can also be removed so that an older child can use it as a play table for arts and crafts, snack time, playing a game, and more.

Why Is It Useful?

This really offers a clever new take on baby jumpers. It's got a clean and modern design that parents will appreciate. Plus, you're essentially getting three products in one and that's going to save space and money.

And let's not forget the fun developmental features for baby. The addition of the piano and the window is a really nice touch because it allows baby to see what he's doing with his feet and get a little introduction to cause and effect. And the rest of the toys each have a different way to help baby with those fine motor skills and keep him engaged in lots of exploring and play as he sits in the seat or stands at the table.

Who It’s For
The Explore & More Baby's View 3-Stage Activity Center is for ages 4 months and up. A baby should be able to hold his head up unassisted before sitting in the 3-Stage Activity Center. It can be used in the first stage with babies up to 25 pounds or 30 inches. Once a child begins to walk unassisted or can lift himself out of the seat, convert it to the next stage.
What To Be Aware Of

Assembly is required, but it only took us five minutes to do. The instructions were easy to follow.

You will need three AAA batteries, which are not included.

The foot platform is adjustable to ensure the correct positioning of a baby's feet on it.

The fabric parts of the activity center are machine washable. The bee bowl is dishwasher safe on the top rack. And the other plastic parts should be wiped down with mild soap and water.

  • Is It Useful?

  • Is It Worth It?

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy

    3 AAA batteries required