Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, an infant exerciser 10 has a circular tray 12 which is arranged in a substantially horizontal orientation relative to the floor or other support surface. The tray 12 is supported by an adjustable vertical support rod 14. The vertical support rod 14 depends from a bottom surface 16 of the tray 12 and terminates in legs 18. Each leg 18 is equipped with non-skid pads or feet 20 in order to inhibit the accidental or inadvertent movement of the infant exerciser 10 across the floor or other support surface. The height of the support rod 14 is adjustable by conventional adjusting means, such as a telescoping arrangement, so that the exerciser 10 may be lowered or raised as required in order to allow the feet of an infant seated therein to touch the floor or other support surface. Additionally, the support rod 14 may be releasably fastened to the bottom surface 16 of the tray 12 by, for instance, providing the support rod 14 with a spindle 11, which extends upwardly through a central opening 13 in the tray 12 and which threadedly engages a manually operable lock knob 15. When the lock knob 15 is tightened, it presses the tray 12 against the support rod 14 with a force sufficient to prevent the tray 12 from rotating about the spindle 11. When the lock knob 15 is loosened, the tray 12 is free to rotate about the spindle 11 for a purpose to be described hereinafter. If the lock knob 15 is removed from the spindle 11, the tray 12 can be removed from the support rod 14, thereby facilitating storage and transportation of the exerciser 10.
FIG. 2 is a top plan view of the infant exerciser illustrated in FIG. 1, a portion of the exerciser being broken away to facilitate consideration and discussion;
Still yet another object of the present invention is to provide a new infant exerciser which provides in the apparatuses and methods of the prior art some of the advantages thereof, while simultaneously overcoming some of the disadvantages normally associated therewith.