We packed our play ring with 360° of fun, then topped it with a UV 50+ canopy for outdoor protection! Crinkle, rattle, squeak, take a peek...baby will love exploring the soft, inflatable bolster with built-in activities, plus three clip-on toys. (Our fav: a twinkling, musical lion.) Sun canopy is removable. For newborns-10 months. Foot pump included. Imported.
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By mamma mia
from oakland, ca
About Me Parent of Two or More Children
Comments about One Step Ahead Sun Smarties Funshade Discovery Playring:
This is great for the transition between learning and actually sitting on own for an infant. We love the gadgets, sun shade, AND that we can use it inside just as much as outside - I can set my little guy in there while I fold clothes, etc. or while the big boys run around the yard outside. It seems a bit big to try to deflate and take it with us somewhere, though. We did give it 5 stars, even though cleaning it is a challenge - I prefer the ability to remove fabric for a good machine wash occasionally (hand wiping really only does so much), but all-in-all on our FAVS!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Sun Smarties fun shade needs improvement
By mom of three
from New Market, MN
I bought this for my infant son for when we go to the lake. The shade is hard to get into place and never seems to stay up. He enjoyed sitting in it for short periods of time but there is a limited amount of activity. It is also very difficult to deflate when you are done with it. It needs a few improvements.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize that you are not happy with the playring. Please give our Customer Care Center a call so we can assist you further. Thank you for your feedback.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Really enjoyed this at the beach
By Mom of 5 month old
from Charleston, SC
About Me First Time Parent
I bought this for my 5 month old son's first trip to the beach. He can't crawl and needs just a little support sitting up. He loved this at the beach! It was nice for him to have his own space to play. The sunshade did a good job protecting him. The product comes in three pieces...an inflatable inner ring, a cloth covering, and the shade (with toys attached). The pump that came with this product didn't work at all so I had to blow it up. I use it inside now, and it entertains my son pretty well.
By Mom of twins plus one
from east Rutherford nj
About Me Parent of Multiples (Twins etc)
I got this for my son who has bad reflux and couldn't use the jumper as much as his twin siblings. He loves it! He sits very well in it and I feel it is great for development. My complaints are the pump is useless and it's hard to inflate and deflate. Also the canopy will not stay up and it drives me crazy cause I bought it so he'd have a spot in the summer . Customer service was quick to send me a new one with no questions asked but I have the same issue. Not sure if it's cause the instictions are horrible and something is not right or I feel the velcrow and clips are not lining up right. For the money it should not give me this problem. But I do like it so il keep it.
Our 5 month old granddaughter loves this
About Me Grandparent
It is easily deflates for packing and moves easily to the room where I'm watching Brooke so she can be in my eyesight at all times.She is 5 months and it is so perfect that my other daughter wants one for her baby she is expecting in late January.
Brought this to the beach with my 7 month old and it was a lifesaver. Caught his attention for hours and the sun shahde is great. Also easy to travel with! Would recommend to all my friends
Not a Fan
from Croton on Hudson, NY
This product was a pain to blow up with the foot pump provided. It's also quite large. My 6 1/2 month old wasn't happy in the playring. There wasn't enough to keep her occupied. Also, the hole in the middle where she sits is very big. I needed to stuff blankets in to prop her up. In the end, she wasn't happy. I ended up returning :(
Very happy with playring!
By CT Mom
from Collinsville, CT
I bought this to use at the beach and around the yard or when traveling. I have been really happy with it! My son is 7 months and approaching crawling. He is very happy sitting in it for a while and entertained by it. I think once he is crawling he will crawl out. It is best suited for non-crawlers. A baby should be able to sit up with support to use this. I love that it provides shade and sun protection. The window of use is small but worth it!!
great fun for baby!
By Aden&Em's Mommy
I bought this for an outdoor trip for our 4-month old to use so she was up off the ground and safe from bugs, etc. The shade is great and the activities held her attention. Good for propped-up tummy time, but would be better for babies that need no assistance for sitting--6 months+. We blaced our Bumbo seat in the center so our daughter could stay sitting up in it. Takes quite a while to blow up with foot pump; deflating takes even longer. If space is an issue for a road trip, make sure to not blow it up yet and just bring it in the package, inflating it after you get to your destination. Overall very pleased.
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from Western Mass
This is a really great product! I bought it for my 6 month-old for a week-long trip to the grandparents house. They don't have a ton of baby stuff there so this thing got a lot of use. It was easy to inflate and clip together. We used it outdoors with its shade up and indoors with the shade off. The shade is very easy to attach and detach. The shade has a couple of toys that dangle off which were relatively entertaining. The tube itself has some fun toys too including one that crackles which my daughter loved. We handed her some of her own toys while she was in it as well. It was great for her to be able to see everyone and interact with us but be protected from the sun and the danger of falling over or grabbing something she shouldn't from the lawn. The bottom of the center hole is fabric so the baby never touches the ground which is great if you are concerned about the ground you are putting it on. It was also padded enough to sit her comfortably on the deck or a wood floor. It was also easy to throw the whole thing in the car inflated for a quick trip to great-grandma's or to deflate for the trip home. We'll be taking this to the park, the beach, the backyard, everywhere! Overall a very versatile and useful contraption. My only concern would be its usefulness for a baby that was actively crawling. I think it might feel confining pretty quickly to a baby on the move.
perfect for babies learning to sit
About Me First Time Parent, Medical Professional
our baby is good at sitting but does occasionally forget to catch herself and topples over - this is great because she's surrounded by soft inflatable pillow. it didn't come with great instructions so we weren't sure how to get the sunshade to stay up better. and i'm surprised anyone makes anything for babies that isn't machine washable - directions say to surface clean, which isn't very practical. still - we and our baby love it!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good....though hard to inflate
from Cincinnati, OH
My 5 month old loves sitting in this and the colors and activities really hold her attention. The only problem with this is that it was very hard to assemble; the foot pump was too flimsy and no use at all, and the inflation valve is hard to blow air into.
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Sun Smarties Funshade Discovery Playring
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