A baby jumper is just as the name says. Your baby will sit in a seat which is attached to an elastic strap and uses his toes to push off the ground to give an up and down motion to delight them. It’s a fun activity for your infant to use while he is still developing the leg muscles. Baby jumpers are also known as Jumperoo or Exersaucer.
Although all created with the same purpose, there are a few types of infant jumper:
Activity Jumper – These infant jumper comes with a frame with a seat connected to an elastic cord. In addition to that, the seat is surrounded with colorful toys as well as fun music to stimulate and encourage motor movement, hand eye coordination and their senses.
Doorway Jumper – Also known as baby door jumper, the seat is attached to an elastic cable that is attached to your door frames and act like a bungee swing. Some of the features of these jumpers may include; fabric seat with built in frame that surround the child, rubberized sides tray to act as a bumper; non twist straps; or mark free door clamp so it won’t leave any mark on your doors.
Stationary Jumper – The stationary jumper comes with a sturdy stand that is safer compared to the doorway jumper. Unfortunately, these jumpers doesn’t offer any entertainment to your baby aside from being able to jump around. Even so, it would have been more than sufficient to keep your baby occupied.
Best Activity Jumper – Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo
One of the best selling baby jumper in the market today, you can’t go wrong with the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo . The new frame allows you to open it up from the top and let the seat rotate 360 degrees in order for your child to play from any side. There is also an electronic toy at the front which has motion, music and lights that can be activated which can be activated by the baby spinning a drum.
To keep your baby occupied, the jumper also features a monkey swinging from a vine, a parrot hanging from a bead bar, a bobbling elephant, a clear spinning bead ball, tiger that plays hide and seek, spinning lizard that makes rattling sound,a stack of chips with cute graphics and a tethered chew toy. In addition to that, there is a motion sensor which encourage your baby by rewarding with lights and sounds when they jump.
The Rainforest Jumperoo is designed to help encourage healthy development. Moving, spinning, and jumping in a baby jumper enhances large motor skills. Secondly, the variety of textures integrated into the rainforest toys provide tactile stimulation, while the bright colors and fun music engage your child’s visual and auditory senses. This educational system also enhances learning through discovery; baby’s actions make things happen, helping him to understand cause and effect. Finally, reaching and grasping onto the baby jumper’s toys fosters eye-hand coordination.
There is a three height adjustments for extended use and the frame can be pivoted to a nested position for easy storage.
Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo Technical Details
Item Weight: 16 pounds
Product Dimensions: 37 x 32 x 32 inches
Batteries: 3AA batteries
Maximum weight: 25 pounds
Maximum height: 32″
Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo Video
Most Versatile Activity Jumper – Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun Active Learning Center
Evenflo’s best selling ExerSaucer, the Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun Active Learning Center offers parents a “safe alternative” to walkers and provides a variety of age appropriate toys to help your baby to learn and play from being a newborn up to 24 months old.
These toys will help your baby achieve important developmental milestones as they grow. Rock, spin and bounce actions provide your baby with plenty of exercise to strengthen legs, back and neck muscles. ExerSaucer offers parents extended value with three stages of use and easy conversion.
For the newborn (0-4 months old), there is the playmat which can be transformed to an activity center for approximately 4 months till walking age. From walking age to 24 months old, the activity center can be changed to an activity table! A total of 11 age-appropriate toys and fun music help baby achieve 10 developmental milestones such as fine motor skills, object exploration, tactile development and more
The ExerSaucer bounces so expect extra giggles as you interact and bond with them. You can be confident that your baby is safe while they explore all the learning activities that will help stimulate their important developmental milestones.
For easy storage, baby activity center folds flat and there is a carry handle.
Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun Active Learning Center Technical Details
Item Weight: 10.3 pounds
Product Dimensions: 30 x 30 x 31.5 inches
Batteries: 9AAA batteries
Evenflo ExerSaucer Triple Fun Active Learning Center Video
Best Doorway Jumper – Graco Bumper Jumper
The Graco Bumper Jumper is a portable and fun way to entertain your child. Attach it to any door frame and you can create an instant activity to delight and amuse your baby. It has a great extra feature: a toy tray. This way, your little one can play with toys and bounce at the same time. What fun!
Take your little one on a safari with the cute Little Jungle pattern. Your child will love the adorable giraffes, elephants and monkeys playing across a whimsical background.
This terrific doorway baby bouncer has special non-twist straps and a plastic dome that helps keep the straps apart, which makes it easier to get your baby in and out. It’s a really great feature that makes Bumper Jumper stand out among doorway baby bouncers.
Of course, safety is the number one priority when it comes to your child. So, the baby jumper has a sturdy spring, with a hidden safety cord. This way, you’ll feel great about offering your little one non-stop jumping fun!
Graco’s Bumper Jumper features a no mark clamp, so that it won’t leave a mark on your doors at home or away. The spring-loaded clamp won’t mark door moldings when you attach this doorway jumper, so you can attach it just about anywhere for your child’s entertainment.
The baby doorway jumper comes with a washable seat pad to keep your baby’s space tidy. Graco Bumper Jumper can grow with your little one, up to 25 lbs. Just adjust the height adjustable doorway baby bouncer, so that it’s at the right height for maximum jumping fun for your child.
Graco Bumper Jumper Technical Details
Item Weight: 3.5 pounds
Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 17 x 80.5 inches
Maximum weight: 25 pounds
Graco Bumper Jumper Video
Most Value Doorway Jumper – Evenflo ExerSaucer Door Jumper
Evenflo’s top doorway jumper, the Evenflo ExerSaucer Door Jumper is a cheaper alternative to the other ExerSaucer. It stimulates the baby through jumping fun and provides entertainment as well as exercise for your baby without taking up a lot of floor space. There’s a total of 8 designs available!
The framed seat fully surrounds the child providing comfort and the sturdy door frame clamp provides a secure fit in most interior doorways (at least 3 inches but no more than 6 inches thick with door trim at least 1/2 inch wide).
Parents can feel comfortable knowing their child is protected by a fully enclosed spring that prevents the child from touching the spring. In addition to that, the seat pad is removable and easy to clean.
Because this doorway jumper is easily packed, it is also great to take on the road for playtime anywhere.
Evenflo ExerSaucer Door Jumper Technical Details
Item Weight: 2.6 pounds
Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 7 x 4 inches
Maximum weight: 24 pounds
Evenflo ExerSaucer Door Jumper Learning Center Video
Best Stationary Jumper – Jolly Jumper on a Stand for Rockers
NOTE: This can’t be used on a doorway
The Jolly Jumper on a Stand for Rockers is a baby exerciser port-a-stand that is great for any child in the pre-walking stage.
It helps your baby improve balance and develop rhythm while strengthening muscles and developing coordination. Firm support for your baby’s spine ensures bones will develop properly and posture will remain upright.
This product also has convenient portability, making it easy to take anywhere you and your child may need to go. It’s a portable and fun way to entertain your child.
Jolly Jumper on a Stand for Rockers Technical Details
Item Weight: 11.3 pounds
Product Dimensions: 38 x 21 x 2.8 inches
Maximum weight: 28 pounds
Jolly Jumper on a Stand for Rockers Video
Best Selling Toys for your Baby
Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Activity Toy – The Winkel rattle and teether by Manhattan Toy is an award winning classic, a true “must have” for parents and infants.
Get hold of your baby’s attention with its maze of soft, continuous tubes and stunning colors. The loop design and lightweight construction makes it easy for little hands to grab, hold and rattle; engaging their motor skills at the same time. The loops are also BPA-free for teething or gumming babies. For a more soothing experience, the Winkel can be refrigerated towards those with sore gums and teeth. The center cube has a quiet rattle for them to explore sound.
For over 30 years, Manhattan Toy has been making award-winning, high quality, visually appealing toys for babies, toddlers and kids. Our Winkel rattles and teethers have long been recognized for their unique developmental features and continue to receive accolades after 25 years of play.
Vulli Sophie la Girafe – Awaken your baby’s senses with full of discoveries and activities. For sight, there are dark and contrasting spots providing visual stimulation. The squeaker helps to keep your baby amused while stimulating the hearing.
Sophie the Giraffe is flexible with lots of parts to chew which is perfect for soothing any baby’s sore gum during teething period. It is made of 100% natural rubber and food paint and therefore, completely safe for your infant.
The light and long legs and neck are easy for the baby to grip as well as being very soft to touch. It also stimulate a soothing physiological and emotional response. The scent of the natural rubber also make it special and easy for your child to identify.
Sophie is Phthalates and BPA free.
Infant Jumper: Recommended Age
While there are no defined rule when using the baby jumper, most parents use a standard rule that if your baby can support his head well without any support (which can be as early as 3 months old), he would then be old enough to use a baby jumper. To add on, it is recommended that the baby can also touch the bottom with his feet flat as well. If they are not touching the ground, you can put blanket or pillow at the bottom to help him to reach and push up. Start in short increments of time from 5 minutes until he is no longer comfortable or enjoying it.
Baby Jumper Buying Guide
There are a number of different characteristics you will need to take into consideration when shopping for the perfect baby jumper.
Baby jumpers have a recommended weight limit that will vary from model to model. Be sure to to choose a jumper suitable to your baby’s weight. Failure to adhere to these weight limits may result in the baby jumper breaking and injuring your baby.
Seats will differ greatly from jumper to jumper, here are a few of the features to look out for:
- Removable and washable seats
- Seats lined with plush padding for comfort
- 360 degree seat
On stationary activity jumpers that have a seat attached to a frame with springs, look for covers on the springs to keep your little one’s fingers from being pinched.
Some baby jumpers will allow you to adjust their height. Adjustable baby jumpers will keep your baby comfortable as he continues to grow.
A jumper is not a baby item that is continuously used. You will need somewhere to keep the baby jumper when it is not in use. If you are short on on space in your house then look for a jumper that can be disassembled into smaller pieces for easy storage.
Activity jumpers come complete with a number of different toys to keep your baby entertained. Some are electronic with sounds and flashing lights while others are different textures or make noise as they move.
When it comes to choosing the perfect activity jumper for your baby it is a good idea to closely examine baby’s current playing habits. Your baby may love toys that rattle or may even prefer toys that are soft to touch. Choosing a jumper that has toys that your baby already enjoys playing well ensure that your baby does not lose interest.
General Safety Guide : Jumper for Baby
While many people will tell you that baby jumpers are unsafe, the fact remains that they are still legally sold and many parents swear by them. Please adhere to the following points to maximize your baby’s safety when using a baby jumper.
- Keep the floor clear of sharp or pointy objects that your baby can jump on.
- Don’t use a jumper near stairs, pools or other hazardous areas.
- Don’t attach toys with strings to the jumper as these are a strangulation hazard.
- Stop using your jumper once your baby exceeds the weight and height limit.
- Don’t leave the room when your baby is jumping.
- Always place the jumper on a flat, level surface.
- Remove your baby from the jumper when moving it around.
- Ensure the baby is securely fitted and strapped into the harness so the baby won’t fall out while jumping. Only use exercise jumpers for short periods, e.g. 15 minutes, as overuse can lead to delays in learning to walk.