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Baby Jumper Review- Door Jumperoo And More
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.