One thing my babies have always enjoyed it playing outside. Little ones really enjoy being outside and experiencing new things. If you think life inside the home is big and interesting to a wee one, take them outside and see watch their amazement! Generally, mine will hang out outside until they are tired or need a diaper. Otherwise, they are good!
A few short months ago we decided to start roadschooling with our kids this spring. So, when Jillian started wanting to be upright in a standing position regularly, we struggled with her desire for an exersaucer and our future plans. Because she needed it, I went on a hunt for the most compact exersaucer I could find…
As if our house wasn’t small enough (1500 sq. feet), our new home will really be stressed for space while we are on the road for the next year or so. The criteria for something to make it on the truck are pretty simple:
Is this a daily necessity? …. Yes, yes it is!
Is it the most compact option available within our budget?… Yes, yes it is!
It goes! That’s right, we are taking it across the country with us because as much as I love babywearing, she needs to stand and use those legs of hers if she wants to walk anytime soon!
What is it?
Do you know that great camping chair you have in the garage? The go-pod folds up and can be carried in the same manner! Simple right?
Do you love the idea of an exersaucer but hate the amount of space it takes up? Or, do you love your indoor exersaucer but hate to take it outside? The go-pod will be your new best friend – it folds up small enough to hide under the couch or tucked away in a corner when not in use. Keep it in the trunk of your car for hands-free playdates or park days.
This exersaucer is going places that you want to go and staying out of the way until you get there! I love it! It is a genius idea that was long overdue. I may never own a bulky exersaucer again!
Using and Abusing:
We have been using our go-pod daily for almost a month now. It has gotten pretty dirty so I am not thrilled that I can’t take it apart and toss it into the washer. According to the user guide, you can wash it with a damp cloth but you will have to dry it off with the best of your ability to avoid rusting. I think this is my only complaint – I can’t toss it into the wash. I would love to be able to do that.
What you want to know:
The go-pod will grow with your baby as it adjusts to four different heights. I spent over an hour trying to figure out how to adjust the height and gave up. Little did I know that the instruction booklet clearly stated how to do it but I failed to notice it. (Insanity is trying to make something work without reading the directions – haha)
There are two cup holders to hold your baby’s bottle, sippy cup, or snack cup. There are also five loops to attach toys to -we love the versatility with that. Jillian never gets bored because we can quickly change out the toys to keep her entertained.
Another great feature is the attached floor pad to keep baby Jillian’s feet from being directly on the ground. This keeps me from needing to place a good baby blanket on the ground under her feet!
I love our go-pod and wish I had one for all of our children when they were young. I think it is great for any family. You don’t NEED big bulky toys for your baby. Truly, the big and bulky ones are a waste of space and often the wee one gets bored with them because they don’t offer a variety. We had a least two bulky exersaucers that never got used because after the newness wore off, the baby refused to go in them. I have yet to have a moment that Jillian can’t be perfectly content in the go-pod playing with her toys. She will stand in it playing happily for minutes at a time – daily.
Keep it simple, keep it versatile, keep it on the go…. get a go-pod! This is a baby necessity that should be on every new parent’s baby registry!
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*Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary go-pod for the purpose of facilitating my review. No monetary compensation was given. All opinions expressed herein are unbiased and not influenced by the developing company or its affiliates in any way.*