I JUST SPENT AN HOUR...trying to change batteries in a baby gym for Aubrey. This was a baby gym we had for Adam and it's no longer sold by Fisher Price. I couldn't remember the name...Safari Gym?...not the Rainforest Gym...so I couldn't get the manual for it to see how to change the batteries.
I looked it over...and the only place I could see where the damn...err, darn...batteries could be, was in the top where the lights and music come from. There are twelve tiny screws that hold the top together...four that are almost inaccessible with ANY screwdriver let alone the one I could find...a slightly too large phillips head. I persevered and removed eleven tiny screws only to discover...the last one is stripped. I can not get it out...it is a lost cause.
I know from looking on the Fisher Price site that to replace it will be about $70...I am ticked and I tell Liddia I KNOW why they aren't making them anymore...they are IMPOSSIBLE to change the freaking batteries. So, in a fit of anger I toss it down and kick the giraffe on one of the "legs" (it's made like a dome tent without the tent part...two flexible pieces that cross over and connect to the mat that baby lays on, toys hang and music and lights revolve around the top). I should mention that I broke my little toe a couple of days ago and shouldn't be kicking ANYTHING...the giraffe was solid...
Yes, that's right, I killed my toe on the...wait for it...battery case. It was "secreted" in what LOOKED like a cushy, squishy, giraffe. No, in reality, it was a thin giraffe costume, covering a large battery case. So...YAAAAAY, I put all 11 screws back in and open the battery case. I tell Aubrey "Don't worry Aubrey, Nana has got it covered! You will be back playing in MOMENTS!!" I open the battery case and...they are C cells. C cells are the ONLY batteries I do not posses. Shit!...err...Darn!!
You will be happy to know...that Liddia has gone to the store and returned with C cells...I will now go and splint my toe...again.