A.B. Editors' Favorite Activity Centers

Once your little guy holds his head up steadily (around 4 months), he's ready for playtime in a seat that lets him spin.

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Animal Attraction: Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Jumperoo

Peter Ardito

Animal Attraction: Fisher-Price Luv U Zoo Jumperoo

When Baby hops up and down, he'll set off lively tunes and giggling sounds ($90; Fisher-Price.com).

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Soft Landing: Bright Starts Pretty in Pink Bounce-a-Bout

Peter Ardito

Soft Landing: Bright Starts Pretty in Pink Bounce-a-Bout

A springy pad is sweet on the feet, and a side tray holds snacks ($60; Bright Stars.com).

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Make It Your Own: Baby Einstein Musical Motion Jumper

Peter Ardito

Make It Your Own: Baby Einstein Musical Motion Jumper

Extra links let you add more playthings ($85; Walmart.com).

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Pond Pal: Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump & Learn

Pond Pal: Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump & Learn

You can remove the toys on this new version for anywhere, anytime play ($100; BuyBuyBaby.com).

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Super-Saver: Bright Starts Bounce Bouncy Baby

Peter Ardito

Super-Saver: Bright Starts Bounce Bouncy Baby

You'll save space and pennies with this colorful option ($45; BrightStarts.com).

Originally published in the July 2011 issue of American Baby magazine.