I also took T. to Target today to buy an activity thing (the Baby Einstein Musical Motional Activity Jumper won the toss -- its only meaningful competitor was the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo and the piano attachment edged it out). A. seems to like it, altho again, it's slightly early days yet.
I'm currently eying high chairs, since A. is tolerant of standard baby containers, and there have been moments when I've really needed to do a little hands-on enforcement of "No!" to T., and keep A. safe at the same time. I'm hoping a high chair will help. The Fisher Price Rainforest high chair is the current contender, again based on quality of plastic crap, er, attachments. R. is convinced we don't need this, because she will shortly be in the Tripp Trapp. Me, I am not so optimistic and don't trust the restraints on that thing with a kid that isn't safe to climb in and out of it by themselves which she will not be until she's closer to a year old. The attachments (baby rail and cushion) to make it safe for a baby her age cost around $75 (and that's on closeout) and the baby rail has scary reviews (it broke and left tiny shards, or similar -- ack!).
Can a pack and play be that far off? I'm still hoping I can avoid one, but I keep thinking that the idea of making T. put away everything chokeable for a year or more isn't worth even thinking about. My friends who have more than one child insist that I just need to lower my standards a little.