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Babies are cute, but they can be a lot of work. Between feeding and diaper changes, it is easy to feel like you’re missing out on life when you have a baby.
The best way to bond with your little one is by playing with them, which also gives mommy or daddy some quality time away from the stress of parenting. Here’s what age babies should go in jumperoos!
Readers will want to read more if they know how old their child should be before using the jumperoo as well as what other ways parents can spend time bonding with their babies besides playing outside.
In this blog post, I will help you make an informed decision about whether or not jumperoo would benefit you and your children.
What is a jumperoo?
The Jumperoo is like a small playground for baby. It allows baby to bounce around in it, which provides fun stimulation and helps strengthen their leg muscles.
It also provides entertainment for you as they can interact with all the toys on it. A holder is provided so that an adult can place any type of infant toy within the Jumperoo for baby to play with.
What age can a baby go in a jumperoo?
A baby can go in jumperoo when he is able to hold his head steady.
While the baby is still unable to do so, his physical activity should be limited to sitting or lying down.
The age range of a baby that can participate in using jumperoos is typically not younger than six months and no older than 24 months.
However, this is not always the case: some parents successfully use jumpers on children as young as three months old while others will reserve these for babies who are too big to fit into other types of playpens until they turn two years of age.
For safety concerns, we recommend weighing your baby before placing him or her in a jumperoo. Parents are advised to only allow children to use jumpers that are rated for their child’s weight.
Pros and cons of the jumperoo
Let’s know about Pros first: –
- It is the greatest item in the history of mankind. It has so many features that can help your baby grow and develop.
- The spinner feature: you press a button to make it spin around, which will stimulate their vestibular system, also known as their inner ear: this controls balance and movement coordination. This helps develop their motor skills and improves hand-eye coordination.
- The seat swivels 360 degrees to allow exploration from every angle: babies love looking at their surroundings. It also encourages them to move towards sounds and play with objects reached by the attached toys/objects on the jumperoo! Great for visual stimulation too! Jumperoos come with different toys to attach.
- The arch stimulates their back muscles and helps them strengthen their legs.
- It has vibration pads which they can put their feet on to stimulate the soles of their feet. This helps stimulate your baby’s auditory system – they are getting used to sounds around them, plus it just feels nice for them with all that stimulation!
- They have a removable toy bar so you can really customise what toys you’d like attached for your baby. You could even remove the whole thing if you wish!
Let’s know about Cons now: –
—Harder to clean
—Takes a lot of space! Takes a whole closet.
—If baby is too small, they might not be able to hold their head up well and will have a hard time playing with the toys. If baby can’t reach all the toys, it defeats its purpose as a play center.
—Too bright?! The lights can go on with just one click but my son has been reaching for the switch since he was two months old…
—Not good for babies that hate being swaddled or held still. My son now hates being restrained at all because his jumperoo days were less than enjoyable!
—Too noisy! The toys squeak and baby jumps, which can make an already noisy baby even louder.
—If someone uses headphones or earplugs, then your baby will enjoy the songs more than if no one was wearing any. My son would just look around the room to find the source of the music.
—The toys may be too far for your baby to reach most of them, like if they’re very small!
How to use the jumperoo for safety purposes?
- The jumperoo must be set up at a safe level where the jumperoo does not touch or go near anything that the infant can climb on and reach over such as coffee tables, end tables, counter tops, etc.
- If you purchase a jumperoo make sure to deactivate (unlock) or remove certain toys that could pose a suffocation or choking hazard depending on what age your child is at when using these devices.
- Keep all cords out of reach from children and infants who can climb well enough because they could get caught in them causing strangulation if the child were to pull down hard enough.
Cords themselves should never be left exposed while being used so even if your infant is not strong enough to pull on them they will still be out of reach from curious children or animals.
- If you own a jumperoo make sure there are no splinters, cracks, cuts, missing pieces, sharp edges or any other imperfections that could cut the child’s skin if touched with bare skin.
Inspect the product at least once every other week for damage and regularly throughout each day because chances are during use something will crack or break off which can pose as a choking hazard due to the size of it falling into baby’s mouth.
They can also cause injury by cutting their skin if broken glass should fall onto bare skin so always check over your device before baby plays in it!
- If your child seems to be strong enough to stand up in the jumperoo make sure they are always supervised while playing in it.
- Make sure the spring tension is set low enough for your infant to comfortably jump, because if it’s too high their legs will get caught or they may startle themselves by accidently popping the springs too hard.
If this happens they could fall out of the device and hurt themselves which is why supervision is necessary so you can notice what your child can do on their own before letting them play unsupervised.
This way you know how long it takes for them to become agitated which means 5 minutes, 20 minutes or an hour depending on what your child does best at that age and how old they are.
- Avoid hanging any toys from the top bar of a jumperoo, because if your child leans over to reach for them and they end up falling into their mouth the size of them can cause choking or suffocation.
- Make sure that laces on shoes do not get caught in the springs as well which is why it’s best to place children’s footwear near where you are playing with your baby so they will help you make sure no clothing or skin parts become trapped within the bars or springs during play time.
- If your child likes to pull items off shelves while jumping in a jumperoo, be very cautious around glass objects such as glass cups, picture frames and any other glass objects that could fall on him causing fractures or injuries if his head is in the way when they fall off.
- If you own (or are planning on purchasing) a jumperoo make sure it is easy to clean, because if your child makes messes while playing with their toys or food there is no point in having one if you can’t keep it clean!
Inspect each part once a week for wear and replace any items that have become frayed or broken while using them so your child doesn’t chew on them or try to eat any loose strings which could pose as a choking hazard.
Tips on how to make your baby happy in the jumperoo
- Put your baby in the jumperoo and have them facing AWAY from the activity table.
- Crank up the music so it’s nice and loud for your baby…they love to boogie down!
- Make sure you have a nice full cup of coffee or tea beforehand so you can actually hear yourself think while your child is in the jumperoo.
If they learn to enjoy being put in there, then you will be able to do something that doesn’t involve watching them like a hawk because you’ve already done that this morning 15 times (I say time instead of times because we all know it’s at least 100).
Or maybe not, maybe it’s just me who has issues with this? Just wait until they start walking, then you might just lose your mind!
- Place some toys on one side and a bottle of water or juice and a book in the cup holder so when he/she gets bored with the mobile, there’s something else to do.
Don’t think they won’t notice them because they will! trust me. Your baby isn’t dumb and we all know that we aren’t either for putting up with this crap right?
I’m finally at the point where I am no longer resentful of my child sitting in her damn jumperoo, but more of accepting that this is what life is going to be like from now on.
- Please please PLEASE put your cell phone down while you have your baby in the jumperoo, ESPECIALLY if it’s on vibrate mode.
You will think that you’ve completely silenced your phone and then you’ll hear the damn thing ringing out loud as hell after it vibrated off the counter…AGAIN! If you are going to try to ignore it, make sure they aren’t facing the activity table.
- Do not be afraid of putting toys or books in there for them with them either because I can assure you they have no problem letting you know when they are getting bored with whatever its they’re looking at.
They will let out a little scream until their eyes find something else that interests them… then run with it!
Safety concerns with using a jumperoo
- There are several safety concerns to consider when using a jumperoo. It is important to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and only use the jumperoo under adult supervision.
- Young children can become excited or distracted while playing, which can lead to injury if they fall off the seat or attempt hazardous activities such as jumping up and down on springs.
- Parents should never leave their child unattended in a jumperoo, nor should they allow older siblings to play unsupervised with younger children in the jumperoo.
- Children who are learning how to walk should not use a jumperoo, as they need to balance themselves on their feet rather than jumping.
- Toddlers between the ages of six and nine months old generally do not have the balancing skills needed to safely use a jumperoo. If parents are concerned that their child is sitting up well by this age, however, they can check with their pediatrician before allowing them to play in the device.
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The jumperoo is a great tool for helping your baby develop motor skills and provide them with some much needed exercise.
It’s easy to use the jumperoo in order to keep your child safe, but if you want to make sure that they are even more content while playing in it, try giving them something fun like their favorite toy or stuffed animal.
We hope this article has given you all of the information necessary on how to use this product correctly so that both you and your little one can enjoy its benefits!