(Closed) Best Exersaucer/Jumperoo? Same thing??

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Exersaucer is good because it’s big enough to keep them occupied with all the little attachments.  Jumperoo is good too, but they get too big for it pretty quickly, and then they go through jumping withdrawal a little bit when you take it away.

 

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If I can just put my professional opinion on here for a second…I am an Infant Development Worker and I caution all my mom’s against the prolonged use of Jumperoos or exersaucers.  The reason for this is because when a baby is put into these for too long it develops the wrong muscles we want to develop for walking and at times can cause the baby to walk on tip toe rather than flat foot (which can ultimately cause difficulties in the long run)  I do let me parents know however, that these are great devices to use for short periods of time (Say your washing the dishes) and as long as they are put to the correct height for your baby!! Happy Jumping!

I should say also that I am not a doctor but I do run into this exact question almost daily in my work πŸ™‚ Tummy time is number one in my books !!!!!!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

My baby had both but prefered the jumparoo. Its adjustable or most are.. so he outgrew officially about 10 months. He loved it!! He had so much fun jumping and a lot of them have the fun stuff to play with it around it like the exersaucer. 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Exersaucers look like this:  http://www.amazon.com/Evenflo-6161948-Splash-Mega-Exersaucer/dp/B002VUCBC2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303752633&sr=8-1

Typically, the exersaucer is stationary, but the baby can rotate the seat to play with different toys.  Some exersaucers have wheels on the bottom so the baby can “walk” around, but I think most of those are disappearing since babies can walk themselves down stairs or into other dangerous situations.

Jumperoos look like this:  http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-K6070-Rainforest-Jumperoo/dp/B000I2UJ0Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1303752707&sr=1-1

The baby’s feet just barely touch the ground, and it has springs, so the baby can jump up and down.  Also, many have seats that rotate like the exersaucer to allow access to different toys.

Addie has the FisherPrice Rainforest Jumperoo I linked above; she LOVED it.  (It also looks like it’s on sale, and if you sign up with Amazon Moms, you get a 10% off coupon that would reduce the price even more!).  She would happily (and safely) play in there for like 30 minutes at a time.  It was awesome!  I had it in the kitchen for the longest time, and she’d jump and play while I did dishes or a load of laundry.  The jumperoo is adjustable, so we started with Addie when she was about 3 months (she could hold her head up unassisted) and even now, at 10 months, she will still play in there on occasion.  She’s more mobile now, so she doesn’t like it as much (she wants to be practicing walking!), but if she hasn’t played with it for a couple days, she’s happy to be jumping again.  

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@808bride:  Yay!  I just put together my first ThredUp exchange box, and I’m planning on listing today!  What a coincidence.  πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

We don’t want our kiddo using either.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

We got our son a Baby Einstein Jumperoo and he didn’t like it all.  we bit the bullet, sold it cheap and got him a Fisher Price Jumperoo which he LOVES.  We don’t let him stay in it for long stretches at a time, but it is really fun for him and a good place for him to be if we need a few minutes hands free. The jumpers today have both the jumping plus the toys around them that exersaucers have so if you can only get one I think they are a great option.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

What are the ones called where they can walk around? Can that be either a jumparoo or exersaucer?  I never realized there was any controversy but just looked it up and saw that the AAP doesn’t like baby walkers.  We’re planning on using either a jumparoo or walker of some sort, my siblings and I used a walker and all started walking fairly early between 8-10 months. 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

Baby Bargains recommends against jumpers.  Activity centers should be used 15 minutes or less a day or developmental delays are seen.  To me, I don’t want yet another huge chunk of plastic in my house to be used 15 minutes a day or less!

Walkers are considered very dangerous.  I think they are one of the main items of baby gear that has associated deaths.  I am at work and don’t have my books right now, but I would really consider whether you want any of these.  Our LO loves playing on the ground and with his music table ( http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/191-0205802-0479168?asin=B000ETRENI&AFID=Froogle_df&LNM=|B000ETRENI&CPNG=movies&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=B000ETRENI&ref=tgt_adv_XSG10001).  If we need to be away, we put him in a playpen.  However, this is VERY rare.  Usually we just take him with us.  If we are cooking, he can be in his bumbo on the floor or in his high chair to “talk” with us and play with a toy.

 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I recieved this exersaucer for our daughter (who is due any day now—Wednesday she will be here if she likes it or not!) from my Mother-In-Law and like the fact that it works 0-24 months (has 3 different setups)…I will let everyone know how it ends up working out.

I like this  jumperoo but don’t have any experience with it…it’s just the one I want πŸ˜›

Good luck…sorry my opinions arn’t helpful…YET!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Sulli301:  That’s the jumperoo we have!  I highly recommend it.  πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@808bride: yayy!! I still don’t have it…she isn’t big enough yet but I’m going to use a few giftcards/coupons we have left over and pick it up soon

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