The Graco Baby Einstein Discover & Play Activity Center features a swiveling seat surrounded by textures, toys and button-activated sounds, all meant to keep a baby entertained and engaged. Parents are big fans of this seated play center, which is recommended for babies weighing between 5.5 and 30 pounds who aren't yet able to stand or walk on their own. This stationary entertainer adjusts to three different heights and comes with a washable seat pad. Sounds include vocabulary words in multiple languages, animal sounds and music, but one complaint is that the sound quality isn't great. This activity center doesn't fold for storage or convert to any other type of toy. The more expensive Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun Active Learning Center (*Est. $130) has a longer usable life because it converts from a play mat (for newborns) and later into a play table for toddlers.
We found expert reviews for the Graco Baby Einstein Discover & Play Activity Center on BabyGizmo.com, About.com and TheFamilyGroove.com. About.com offers an individual product review conducted by Robin Elise Weiss, the site's guide to pregnancy and birth. BabyGizmo.com features detailed reviews and descriptions of the five recommended models, while the review on TheFamilyGroove.com is brief, providing little background information. Hundreds of owner-written reviews are available on Amazon.com, ToysRUs.com and Walmart.com.
The Graco Baby Einstein Discover & Play Activity Center is one of the editors' top five picks on BabyGizmo.com, where each recommended model has a detailed description and review. The article also includes general information and buying advice for activity centers.
Review: Activity Centers, Editors of BabyGizmo.com
More than 80 owners have weighed in on the Graco Baby Einstein Discover & Play Activity Center, which has an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Only five reviewers rate this product with 3 stars or less.
Review: Graco Baby Einstein Discover and Play Activity Center, Contributors to Amazon.com
More than 250 reviews are available for the Graco Baby Einstein Discover and Play Stationary Entertainer, which has an average rating of 4 stars out of 5. Parents say this activity station provides great entertainment for little ones, and most say their babies don't get bored easily using this toy.
Review: Graco Baby Einstein Stationary Entertainer, Contributors to ToysRUs.com
This brief review on TheFamilyGroove.com lists five recommended stationary entertainers, including a brief description of each. It's not clear why each model was selected, however.
Review: The Exersaucer Files, Erin K. Butler, Jan. 2009
LilaGuide.com is owned and operated by the same company that operates TheBump.com and TheKnot.com. Parents and owners post reviews and comments for a variety of baby products, including many stationary activity centers. The Graco Baby Einstein Discover & Play Activity Center has accumulated nearly 130 reviews and has an average rating of 4 stars out of 5.
Review: Graco Baby Einstein Discover and Play Activity Center, Contributors to LilaGuide.com
The Graco Baby Einstein Discover & Play Activity Center has a perfect 5-star rating on Walmart.com based on more than 100 user reviews.
Review: Baby Einstein -- Discover and Play Activity Center, Contributors to Walmart.com
Robin Elise Weiss, About.com's guide to pregnancy and birth, reviews the Graco Baby Einstein Discover & Play Activity Center in an individual product review. She gives this activity center a perfect 5-star rating. According to Weiss, the only negative aspect of this product is that the music sounds canned. (Note: ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two don't share an editorial affiliation.)
Review: Discover and Play Activity Center by Baby Einstein, Robin Elise Weiss