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Stationary Activity Centres

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Posted August 4 2010 03:05pm

 

Stationary activity centres resemble walkers without wheels. They are made of moulded plastic, with a circular frame, a rotating, high-backed seat recessed in the center, and a surrounding flat tray with a variety of attached toys. They can be adjusted to different heights to grow with your child.  Babies can use them as soon as they can sit up independently, usually between 4 to 6 months of age. By 12 to 15 months, your baby will have outgrown the centre.
 
Babies like to jump and bounce when they are in activity centres. If the centre tips over, your baby could be hurt or trapped under it. The stationary centre allows your child to stand with support, making her taller and more stable than she really is. This means she can reach up and out to grab at things she ordinarily would not be able to. Never leave your child unattended in a stationary centre. Watch your baby closely at all times.
 
Choosing a safe stationary activity centre:
 

  • Choose an activity centre that is appropriate for your child’s weight and age.
  • Choose an activity centre that is sturdy, with a solid, flat base. 
  • Choose an activity centre with comfortable, soft fabric edging on the sides and legs of the seat cushions. 
  • Choose an activity centre with well-designed, well-secured toys for little hands. 
  • Choose an activity centre with a seat that swivels smoothly, without hitches. 
  • Don’t choose a used activity centre if possible. Used centres may not be safe.

 
Stationary activity centre safety:

  • Stay with your child while she is in the activity centre.
  • Use the centre according to the product instructions.
  • Keep the activity centre away from areas where your child could fall or be accidentally struck, such as stairs, doors and windows, lamps or electrical appliances, and sharp corners on tables.
  • Check the toys on the activity centre and check the centre itself before placing your baby in it. Make sure there are no sharp edges, broken hardware, or loose or broken pieces.

       
 

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