Mom’s Review: Best Jumper for Baby
Babies just love that bouncing freedom while inside a jumper. If your little one might be the hyperactive type, then a jumper can help him burn some energy. And have I mentioned how adorable it is to watch your mini-me jump and shriek with delight?
Mom can also have some free “me” time even for a few minutes, exactly what you need or you’ll burn yourself out. So how can you pick the best jumpers for your baby?
Based on my first-hand experience and customer reviews, here are the best jumpers for your baby:
Top 5 Best Baby Jumpers Reviews
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The Rainforest Jumperoo by Fisher-Price is one of the most trusted jumpers by parents for years. Aesthetically speaking, this is the cutest and has the most features among this batch of jumpers.
Not too babyish looking, you can have it in the living room, and it won’t look out of place. Baby can jump and bounce all he want with the Rainforest Jumperoo but what set this jumper apart are its add-ons. There are abundant toys such as the dangling monkey, lizard, tiger, frog and elephant to keep baby busy.
This bouncer an all-in-one activity complete with stackable chips, spinning ball with beads and tethered chew toy. As with other jumpers, you may pop in here your little one as soon as he is strong enough to sit unassisted.
The Rainforest Jumperoo model is sturdy to last until your kid outgrows it, which can happen quickly due to its restricting height clearance. A tall baby can only use it for a few months; it will become annoying to play with as soon as his head is high enough to reach the toys overhead.
The Graco Jungle Bumper doorway baby jumper is one of the best doorway jumpers for your little one. This no-nonsense bouncer is trusted by parents to give kids a few minutes of bouncing and swinging amusement.
It might not have lots of bells and whistles stuff, but it comes with two cute stuffed toys to keep baby focused and behaved.
The easy-attach door clamp can connect in a few seconds to your door frame. Some doorway jumpers can chip off the paint, but with the Graco Jungle Bumper, the clamp won’t leave any marks.
An added plus point to this doorway jumper is its adjustable height; it can accommodate a baby up to 25 lbs. This door clamp is stable enough; you won’t end up worrying whether it can hold up your child just in case he gets a little too excited.
The Jungle Bumper jumper can hold babies aged 4 – 8 months, although the seat must be adjusted with lots of padding if your little one is on the small and light side. If your baby’s feet can’t touch the floor while propped in this, you can quickly adjust it or put in some cushion on the ground.
The Fisher-Price Woodland Friends Space Saver Jumperoo is the lighter version of the Rainforest Jumperoo. Other jumpers of the same type tend to take much room, which can get cumbersome for parents living in an urban apartment with limited space.
This one won’t take up much space, is portable and folds flat, perfect for traveling by land. You can store it under the bed, in between cabinets, behind the door and in the trunk of your car. I like how it can easily fold with just a push of a button, though this button can get tacky at times.
It may be portable, but Fisher-Price has not skimped on the essentials. It has built-in toys overhead as well as teethers. It delivers as expected, giving your baby some fun bouncing moments but restrict it to no more than 15 minutes at a time.
The Jolly Jumper is a favorite by lots of parents. This jumper has already stood the test of time. A lot of kids have since outgrown their Jolly jumper but its durable design endured through the years.
This no frills bouncer stands on its own with its trapeze-like contraption. There is no need to worry about looking for a stable doorway as the Jolly Jumper can stand sturdy, even for a 28 lbs. baby.
If you think all that toys and stuffs attached to jumpers makes your little one overstimulated, then the Jolly Jumper makes it simpler. No toys but more on the bounce, this jumper can stand stable while your hyperactive baby attempts to outdo himself.
Its non-slip foot can absorb all that shock. Like a little treadmill on spring, this jumper can help your little one to burn excess energy and have a better sleep.
If your child likes music, I suggest that you play something on your music player while he is strapped on this jumper. Upbeat music will encourage movement, improving his muscle tone and coordination.
The Evenflo Exersaucer is the best-priced and the most compact among this batch. This doorway jumper delivers all the essentials of a reliable bouncer, no more, no less. If you have a limited floor space, this ExerSaucer will get you covered.
The drawback with this cheap and portable jumper is the limited specifications regarding where it can fit. The doorway must be around 3 to 6 inches in width while the door trim should be at half an inch wide.
As the problem with most doorway jumpers, the baby’s head can bump the door sides. It will serve its function to entertain your little one but if you’ve got to keep a watchful eye on him/her at all times.
The common complaint regarding the users of this doorway jumper is the noise its springs generate. This can be remedied with just a little spray of WD-40 at the springs insides.
Baby Jumper Safety
As for the items on this list, they have good reputations and excellent customer reviews. But be informed that there are some cases wherein the manufacturer will have to recall baby walkers or jumper models.
It can be due to the equipment’s safety and their tendency to affect a child’s motor development, particularly if the child stays on it for longer than what was recommended. Your baby must not remain at the jumper for longer than 15 minutes at a time, and no more than twice a day.
Just because our kids look like they are having a blast jumping about doesn’t mean that it’s right for them. A little jumping time daily is alright, just be sure to regulate it. They need more time on their knees and toes, so that they may practice their crawl and walk.
Babies love being in a jumper. It provides them a different experience and keeps them happy. Jumpers also help parents to have some free time. But just a reminder that babies develop faster when they are on their feet, exploring their surroundings. As with other baby equipment, a jumper can make your day easier, but it has to be used with caution and moderation.