Best Activity Centers

When your baby outgrows the bouncer, but before he's up and walking, one of these will be his favorite place to play.

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So Many Tunes!

Evenflo's Jump & Learn Jam Session features 67 activities, including jazz, rock, or classical sounds for your maestro. ($150;

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Activity Seat Safety

Keep your baby bouncing by watching this video on activity center safety.

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Room to Grow

Here's another seat with lots of bells and whistles: The Doodle Bugs Around We Go Activity Center from Bright Starts has toy dragonflies that bend around, fish that slide, and a frog with swirling beads. Your baby can rotate around the table to reach all the fun. Once your tot grows too old for the seat, it's detachable so she can still enjoy the play table. ($90)

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Going Wild

Your babe will let out a roar (or two!) as she plays and bounces in the springy seat of the Fisher-Price Rainforest Friends Jumperoo. ($100;

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Mini Marvel

Disney Baby's Minnie Mouse Bounce and Bloom is compact and decked out with sweet flowers and pretty pink butterflies. ($70;

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Under the Sea

Aquatic critters and ocean sounds will keep your guppie hooked on the Baby Einstein Neptune Activity Saucer. ($90;

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Baby at the Barn

The original ExerSaucer by Evenflo is still something to crow about. This Baby Active Bouncin' Barnyard version is a good buy too. ($55;

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Island Adventure

The SuperSeat from Summer Infant works triple duty as an infant support seat, a floor time activity seat, and a booster seat as your little one grows. ($50)

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, patterns, and availabilities are subject to change.

Originally published in the December 2013 issue of American Baby magazine.

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