How Safe Is Your Baby Jumper?
The common definition of a baby jumper is a seat suspended from the top of a doorframe with a clamp. The seat is suspended by strong springs so when the baby’s toes push from the floor a jumping motion is created. Babies love the sensation of this motion. However are these jumpers safe? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports the following injuries from the use of doorway jumpers: head lacerations, black eyes, bumps, bruises, and dislocated tailbones.
The use of a doorway jumper must be done with attention to proper set up. The doorframe must be able to support the weight of the jumper with baby in it. The clamp must be securely installed. The straps must be carefully checked. In choosing to use a jumper it must be appropriate to the baby’s height, weight, and age. Baby must be able to hold its head without assistance. Parental supervision is a must to prevent toe walking and fast-uncontrolled movements.
The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo provides a safer answer to the doorway jumpers. It has a cushy seat with headrest that is suspended in a steel frame. The Fisher Price Jumperoo has five different toy stations that baby can access in the 360-degree swiveling seat. The jungle theme is bright and colorful. Overhead a blue tree frog and a bright red toucan are suspended from the green leaves of the jungle. Motion, lights and music are produced when baby jumps or parents can set the music for continuous play. There is a volume control for personal selection. Two of the more popular toys are the spinning lizard and the sun in the ball. Baby can easily put these in motion. There is a small tray area for putting snacks or teething toys.
One of the benefits of the Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo is the bright comfortable seat is fully machine washable and dryer safe. The springs are covered to protect baby’s fingers. There are three settings for height. The Jumperoo nests with a flick of a finger and be easily transported from room to room.
This Jumperoo combines the idea of a jumper with an activity center approach. The moving, spinning, and jumping help develop large motor skills. The various textures of the toys provide tactile stimulation. Visual and auditory stimulation is enhanced by the bright colors and the music and jungle sounds. Baby can learn cause and effect – jump and the music plays.
The Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo should be used for babies that can hold their heads unassisted, are less than 25lbs, and are less than 32 inches. Parental supervision is advised. One of the pure joys of this Jumperoo is the delighted smile on baby’s face!