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Baby Jumper Review- Door Jumperoo And More

Updated on April 1, 2012

Once baby starts to become semi-mobile, and his back has strengthened enough for him to sit comfortably and support his head and neck - a baby jumper is a great way to allow them to play, exercise and entertain themselves. They're also make great cool baby gifts for baby showers, birthdays and Christmas.

Babies soon outgrow the need to remain horizontal and most will let you know when they're ready to move up a stage - usually by way of lots of noise and fitful behaviour! Baby door jumpers are a great way of encouraging your little one to become used to putting weight on his feet ... without you having to constantly hold him upright to entertain him.

Used with the correct supervision a door bouncer will encourage a baby to use their feet and legs more, give them a new perspective on the world and help them move towards the next stage in their development - walking. The five baby jumpers reviewed below are the most popular overall.

Graco Bumper Jumper

This is the best selling baby jumper that hangs from a door frame. The clamps have a strong spring that attaches to the upper frame without causing any damage (no matter how vigorous baby jumps around) and it comes with an easily adjustable play-tray and two soft toys that encourage interaction.

It's available in two colors - a lovely sage green with a jungle print and a gorgeous baby blue. It's height adjustable, has a hidden safety cord and is fully padded with a high back to provide optimum safety and comfort. It's a quality manufacture - sturdy, lots of safety features and well priced.

Evenflo SmartSteps Jump and Go

This is the second best selling baby jumper - and it's one that you'll either love or hate. Some parents find it to be the best design, the best one for encouraging their baby's growth and development. Of those that don't - they find fault with the design, citing it as being a little cumbersome and difficult for maneuvering baby in and out.

For those that are big fans, they love the interactive (removable) electronic play-tray, the robust design and safety features. The seat pad can also be removed and popped into the washer for easier cleaning and it's height adjustable. Overall it's nicely put together and may well be the better choice for a slightly sturdier baby. Of this and the Graco - that one's more popular and better recommended overall.

Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo

Although this isn't a true doorway baby jumper - it's by far the best of all the baby jumpers and bouncers on the market. The Jumperoo is is an all-round activity center that does everything a door jumper should - whilst being suspended from a cleverly designed frame. It's often most parent's preferred choice when it comes to jumpers - simply because there's so much going on with the design.

It's height adjustable, fully padded and embraces all the safety features that you can expect from a company such as Fisher Price. It encourages confidence, motor skills, engages a baby's natural curiosity and need to learn. There are far more features packed into to this wonderfully entertaining jumper than listed above and the best advice is to listen to the voices of other parents - an all-round great product ... it's awesome!

Sassy Seat Doorway Jumper, 5 Toys

This is a lovely, bright and fresh baby jumper - big on fun, lots of features and it's another highly popular baby door bouncer. It lacks the play-tray of the other featured products but what it does have is portability, a machine washable seat, five different toys that encourage interactivity and enjoyment - and more.

As with the others it's height adjustable and includes a mechanism that locks once the jumper is attached to the door frame - and this keeps it firmly in its place. The seat and bumper pad around the front and rear are thickly padded and will keep baby both safe and comfortable. The toys are of a good quality and should keep most babies happily entertained - and give mom a rest at least for a little while!

Merry Muscles Jumper Exerciser Baby Bouncer

This best selling baby jumper is a surprising hit - despite it's basic design and appearance it's been designed scientifically to improve a young baby's ability to walk correctly - on the soles of the feet rather than the more common method which is to tip-toe.

It's more on an exerciser than a standard baby bouncer - it's completely free of toys, play-trays and attractive color combinations and padding. It can be attached to a door frame or a ceiling, by way of a screw-in hook. This is an off-putting feature for some parents - they simply don't want the damage that a screw-in hook leaves behind. However - it's a proven model, supportive, entertaining and worth every penny - especially when it improves a baby's development from sitting to crawling to walking.

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      jainsurbhi 

      6 years ago

      Do any1 know how to keep these doorway jumpers out of the way when used ? We are in a 2 Bdrm appt and its blocking the way. I thought of hanging it through a clasp/hook on top when we are not using the jumper during the day.....any suggestions???

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      Arby Bourne 

      7 years ago from USA

      I would imagine these to be especially useful for tadpoles in particular! Just wanted to hop over and say hello! So delighted to see that you're still around brightening up the place!!!!!!!!!!!

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      kafsoa 

      7 years ago

      This is a nice advertising way!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      These have to be some of the best inventions ever...!!!! Never mind building rockets for flying to moon and mars. This is far more important. Keeping a baby happy. My daughter had one like the 1st one hear and my grandaughter has one that is mor like an automatic swing, Batteries!!! Another great invention. She doesn´t have to stand there pushing the swing, and as long as baby can see her. everyones´happy. Thanks for another great hub.

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      skye2day 

      7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Baby jumpers are a life saver for caretakers, Almost as great as walkers. I am so grateful for the goodies available. Does not surprise me because America will market a toothpick if it makes money. Anyway it is all good. If one cannot afford new there are many next to new baby stores for 60 to 80 Percent less. I just found out my second grand baby is due the same day as my first one was born. Jayce is 5 months old now. My oldest is with baby. My youngest just had my 'little lion', Jayce.

      It is a awesome we can pass around the goodies that keep all 'sain' Great hub. Thanks for the info May God keep shining favor on you. Keep sharing the light on the hubs of love. In Him. Blessings galore sista ( - ;

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      This are so cool. My baby used to love his. It gives them exercise and gives you time to do other things.

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      Andria 

      7 years ago

      Guys I have to say that loved when mine were bouncing around in baby jumpers. They're a great 'baby stuff' item to own for sure :)

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      ...Jumping for joy! Thanks for sharing. Flag up!

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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a great hub and kids just love them.

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      CASE1WORKER 

      7 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      We never had them but I like the point in your hub where you mention that the baby should be supervised. It would be all too easy to leave the baby jumping around whilst you were getting on with chores

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      Andria 

      7 years ago

      Hey :) Same here - all mine loved them, though my youngest the least. She always did want to walk before she could crawl. Girls!

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      Selina Kyle 

      7 years ago

      Both of my kids loved their jumpers! We had the ones that hang from a door frame and they both got such a kick out of being in them :)

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