Sep 9, 2021
Watch baby get a little air and squeal with joy in these bouncing toys.
There are few things that make babies shriek with joy like jumpers. These seats, attached to elastic straps, let your little one use their toes to push off the ground and get a little air. The result? Huge smiles and a ridiculous amount of laughter. (And maybe even a few minutes to let you get a few things done—while still keeping an eye on the bouncing, of course.)
Jumpers come in two versions:
Doorway jumpers have straps that clamp to the top of the doorway. They take up less space, but can be inconvenient if you need to walk through said doorway on a regular basis. (Tip: If your house has really wide moldings or other unusual features, doorway jumpers might not work with them.)
Freestanding jumpers are all-in-one structure with straps that attach the jumping portion to built-in rods. They can be placed anywhere in the house, but they tend to take up more room.
Both designs require that your child can hold their head upright unassisted, which means you’ll get the most use out of your jumper when your little one is between six months to a year old. And even though watching your kiddo happily bounce around is pretty fun, you’ll want to limit jumper use to about 10 to 15 minutes per day; more time than that will put undue stress on your little one’s joints and delay the natural development like core strength and motor development that occurs when your baby simply plays on the floor. (If you’ve maxed out your daily jump time but still need a safe place for baby to play, try a playard, a play mat, or an activity gym.)
1.Fisher-Price Animal Activity Jumperoo, Blue
This freestanding jumper from Fisher-Price is a popular registry pick among Babylist parents. It features a rotating seat for 360 degrees of fun for your bouncing baby and includes toys like a roller ball, bead bar, teether and a mirror. There’s also music, lights and sounds.
The Fisher-Price Entertainer features a rotating seat that gives little ones 360-degree access to toys, activities and animal pals, including a roller ball, bead bar, teether and mirror. For a playful twist, their every jump is rewarded with music, lights and sounds. Jumping, balancing and reaching support baby’s gross motor skills, while bright colors, lights, sounds and textures stimulate developing senses.
33” x 33” x 34”
Weight: 21 lbs
Recommended age: 4-9 months
Max. child weight: 25 lbs
Seat spins for 360 degrees of play
Music, lights, and sounds reward and encourage every bounce
Adjusts to three different heights as baby grows
Colorful toys include a light-up chameleon, bat-at panda and elephant, lion slider, alligator flipper, froggy teether and beaded giraffe
Removable, machine-washable seat pad
Use only with a child who can hold their head up unassisted and not able to walk or climb out
Requires two AA batteries, not included
2.Graco Doorway Bumper Jumper, Caravan
Your little one can bust all the moves they want without damaging your doorframe thanks to the built-in bumper that surrounds the entire seat of this doorway jumper. The no-mark door clamp is easy to install and won’t scuff your moldings, another bonus. The jumper features a play tray and two clip-on toys.
Additional Specs Child GuidelinesRecommended up to 25.5 lbs
Dimensions17.5” x 17” x 80.5”
Additional FeaturesHeight adjustable seat; non-twist straps; removable, machine-washable seat pad
Easy to install, a little difficult to assemble the fabric where the baby sits, it is very comfortable and stable due to the 3 straps my baby likes it a lot, the shock absorber is very stable, the only defect it has is that when the baby jumps a lot the spring makes a strange noise, this is due to the white protective plastic but it does not affect its operation or is dangerous, it may be a factory defect, but all good I recommend quality materials.
3.Skip Hop E&M Jumpscape Fold-Away Activity Jumper
Don’t want to stare at a baby jumper in your family room every day? The Jumpscape from Skip Hop folds flat so it’s easy to tuck away when it’s not in use. There are also tons of fun features like a 360-degree rotating seat, a light-up counter that tracks your baby’s jumps, sound effects and plenty of toys. A built-in parent reminder goes off at 10 and 20 minutes to alert you that it’s time to take your little one out of the jumper and move onto something else
Baby jumpers are loads of fun, giving pre-walkers the thrill of free movement as they catch a bit of air and develop leg muscles. This one is self-contained with its own floor stand—there’s nothing to hang from doorway, and it folds flat for storage or transport between jumps (there’s a strap to secure it in the folded position). The spring capsules reveal additional fun colors as your baby jumps, and a light-up counter tracks your baby’s jumps, with lights, music and applause at 100-jump marks. The seat rotates 360 degrees, so your baby can swivel in all directions. Sitting is an option, too, and the jumper has plenty of toys to capture your baby’s attention when they’re not jumping. A push-button produces four different sound effects, and there are swaying trees, jumping jacks, a spinning bee that rattles and wobbles, a hedgehog mirror with tambourines on each side and leaf-shaped teethers. The toys clip on, so you can take them off or move them around for customized play. A parent reminder goes off at 10 or 20 minutes, reminding you to take your baby out of the jumper (20 minutes is the recommended max, so that your baby is sure to develop other muscles and skills through tummy time and other play.
Ages 4+ mos.
34.65” x 33.5” x 28.75”
Folded height: 6.5”
Five adjustable heights
Conforms to ASTM F20210 Safety Standards
Requires three AAA batteries, not included
4.BaEinstein Baby Einstein Neptune's Discovery Jumper
Your baby will never run out of things to do in this jumper, that’s for sure. It’s packed with tons of ocean-themed toys, a mirror, lights and sounds and even a removable activity center that helps your baby learn numbers and colors in English, Spanish and French. There are extra link loops to attach your own toys and the seat rotates fully around so your baby has easy access to everything this jumper has to offer.
Additional Specs Child GuidelinesRecommended up to 25 lbs
Dimensions32” x 32” x 33”
Additional FeaturesHeight adjustable seat; removable, machine-washable seat cover; removable activity center; extra link loops for toys
Really good but takes up space! A multitude of games force the baby to move. A turtle with sounds and colors, a book that makes noise by touching it, a hanging fish, a crab in a ball with marbles, a star with a mirror, in short, something to play for a while and you can hang up other games thanks to the blue suspensions. Not to mention the seat that turns and allows the child to jump. The seat is good and solid and you can adjust my seat height. Well, the article is a bit heavy but quite easy to disassemble.
Wishing that my opinion seemed to you quite useful and that it helps you in your choice!
5.Jolly Jumper Kid's Exerciser with Door Clamp
Making kids smile since 1948, the Jolly Jumper also makes parents happy with its slim profile. Unlike other doorway jumpers, this one doesn’t have a molded seat but instead has a fabric saddle that provides a safe and snug fit. It’s perfect for those who need something that doesn’t take up too much space and can be easily stowed away. (Jolly Jumper makes a stand version, too.)
Child GuidelinesRecommended up to 28 lbs
Dimensions18.25” x 8.5” x 2.5”
Additional FeaturesHeight adjustable; hand washable
It's very well made, much safer & portable than a door bouncer as they can be in the room with you & you don't have to worry about them hitting the door frame. Yes the clips are stiff at first but that's because they are a good safe quality & not flimsy, you will get used to putting them in & out. I would recommend you measure your room space as the frame is larger than it looks in picture. Would advise any parent to get one baby loves it.
6.Yorten Baby Girl's and Boy's Rain Forest Jumperoo Animal Activity
Although this jumper is hardly tiny, it is the narrowest of all the stationary jumpers on our favorites list and a good choice if you’re looking for something a bit slimmer. It also folds flat for storage, a good option if you’re short on space. It features lights, sounds and music, a play tray and a removable toy arch.
Baby’s natural jumping and kicking send the seat bouncing up and down with lights, sounds and music to reward their every move. (Updated feature: the bouncy spring is now in the back, enclosed in a soft fabric cover.) Fun friends are ready to play on the removable activity toy arch—with even more hands-on fun right at baby’s fingertips. The Rain Forest Jumperoo Animal Activity grows with baby with four height adjustments. The soft fabric seat also removes and can be machine washed. When not in use, you can fold the whole frame flat for traveling or storage.
31.1” x 28.3”
Age: 4-9 months; max. child weight: 25 lbs
Lights, sounds and music reward baby for jumping
Overhead removable bar with developmental toys
4-position height adjustable
Jumping and busy hands-on activity play encourage all-around development of baby’s motor skills
Folds flat for portable play and space-saver storage
Machine-washable, dryer-safe seat pad
Requires 3 AA batteries, included
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