I recently took both of the kids to The Baby Show at the Excel Centre (never again, took me a couple of days to recover) and Saria went nuts when she saw the stand full of Happy Hopperz, a range of bouncy animals made from phthalate free PVC. I literally had to beg her to leave as she had a ride of nearly every single one on the stand!
They actually look ‘louder’ in the photos than they do in the flesh and the idea is that your child can increase their balance control and co-ordination, plus strengthen their core muscles whilst having fun. The ears are there to be gripped for support plus they can be inflated to various sizes depending on age.
Available in a host of designs including dogs, a panda, horses, bulls, and the cows and elephant shown, they’re also in a several colours. Tactile and flexible so will no doubt be cuddled as well. I shouldn’t be surprised that she loved them as I spent a lot of time on my space hopper when I was a kid!
The age recommended is age 3 although Saria, a very tall 33.5 months and had no problem using it.