Since you have landed on this page, we are safely assuming that you are either a new parent or looking for a perfect gift for a newborn. Baby jumper is the best thing you can give a child who has just turned 4 to 6 months old. Kids are full of energy. They are always kicking around, crawling and what not. With a baby jumper, they can focus their never-ending energy to a healthy daily exercise.
Meanwhile, did you know that your munchkin will be easier to put to sleep if they are engaged in a physical activity like this?
Moreover, this will also spare you some time to enjoy a cup of coffee or try the new lasagna recipe you just read on the internet. Being a new parent at some point in our lives, we know how challenging it can be to choose the best baby jumper. We have all been there.
So using our personal experience and hours of relentless research, we have narrowed down your options to 11 products. So without any further ado, let’s get down to their in-depth reviews, shall we?
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Reviews of the Best Baby Jumpers 2018
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- 1.Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumper
- 2.Evenflo Exersaucer Bounce Jumper
- 3.Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump and Learn Jumper
- 4.Disney Baby Finding Nemo Sea Jumper
- 5.Skip Hop Explore Jumper
- 6.Summer Infant Pop N’ Jump Jumper
- 7.Graco Doorway Jumper
- 8.Evenflo Exersaucer Door Jumper
- 9.Jolly Jumper
- 10.Jolly Playmat Jumper
- 11.Merry Muscles Ergonomic Jumper
- The different types of baby jumpers
- Some Benefit Of having A Baby Jumper:
- What should you keep in mind while buying the baby jumper?
- Baby Jumper F.A.Q :
- What is the Difference between Jumpers, Bouncers, and Swings?
- Are baby jumpers really safe?
1.Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumper
For the littlest of munchkins who can hardly walk let alone climb out, you can give the Rainforest Jumper a try. And for every jump, your child is treated to a light and music show which would make them beam like nothing else. In fact, you will find this jumper equipped with whatever your baby needs to play.
Their grabby hands can reach for the dangling toys that hang from the overhead leaves. And a toy bar is set to the side with a couple of woodland spinners and squirrel roller ball. Don’t worry. The toy bar is soft-sided so that the edges won’t cut into their tender skin. The seat opens at the top and rotates 360 degrees as well.
The toys are positioned at five areas in a circle. Your child can reach for any of them while playing in the jumper. They can also activate the lights and music by spinning a drum. Or you can also set it to activate after every four minutes.
Your child can alternate between jumping and playing at their leisure. Except for nap hours and feeding time, this would mostly keep them content and occupied while you get the other stuff done.
But there is an age limit to it. Make sure that your child can actually hold their head up at least. Probably 4 to 5 months would be great. And the jumper does come apart. But it doesn’t actually fully fold. Just set it up wherever you can keep an eye on them while working.
- Easy to clean.
- Comes with lights and music.
- Soft spring covers do not pinch their fingers.
- The seat adjusts in height to accommodate the child as they grow.
- We’ve had zero issues with this jumper.
2.Evenflo Exersaucer Bounce Jumper
Your baby still has a lot to learn, starting with motor skills to cause and effect. While we all like to spoil our baby, buying a jumper with every growth spurt is not that lucrative. The Evenflo jumper can be adjusted to three levels according to the height of your child. Only when your baby is all grown up and can stand flat-footed do you have to discard it. But you can put this one at the lowest setting and place your 4-month-old in it.
Meanwhile, the tender muscles of your baby need lots of exercise and grooming. Perhaps more than you can provide at one massage a day. The jumper helps in the development of the legs, neck and back muscles. Your child can spin around, rock themselves and jump, having fun all through.
The jumper is also littered with toys which help to foster their hand-eye coordination and object permanence and exploration. It also helps in improving self-awareness. It also comes with lights and sounds which keeps your excitable child occupied and awed.
The lightweight jumper can be moved from room to room. You don’t have to choose between your child’s happiness and safety.
But there is a tiny bit of plastic that sticks out at the bottom. If you go for this model, cover it up somehow or your baby might get scratched. Moreover, due to its lightweight, it can sometimes tip over.
- Has three height settings.
- Helps in exercising the muscles.
- Helps in psychological growth.
- Lightweight and can be carried easily.
- Comes with lights and music.
- Bit of plastic sticking out can be unsafe.
3.Evenflo ExerSaucer Jump and Learn Jumper
This model of the Evenflo jumper comes with 58 learning activities, which boosts your child’s development similarly. It’s like the best jumper activity center for baby. It also emphasizes the safety of your child. The jumper provides a double bounce with the help of a soft landing pad. This offers more stability and you can actually work without constantly supervising your child every single minute.
The springs are strong enough and put up with a lot of abuse. Your baby can exert as much force as they can without damaging the mechanism. And they can bounce as high as they want to and are able to.
And if you want to put them to sleep without the usual fuss, this will definitely tire them out. The lights and music are soothing as well.
The toys are removable. This makes nap time and feeding times easier when your child is entranced by one toy or the other and does not want to leave it behind. The seat is also removable and machine washable.
The jumper takes up a lot of space. So it is not really the jumper for your small space. But while this might seem like a disadvantage, it is actually helpful. Due to the larger size, it does not tip over very easily, if at all. But it is not very portable either. The mechanism once set up will not unscrew very easily. So you have to find a more or less permanent corner for this.
Our suggestion is to choose a spot where you spend the most amount of time. It could be your office or the kitchen or the living room. Don’t put it in the nursery or you will have to limit the amount of time your baby can play on it.
- Stable and safe.
- Has 58 learning activities.
- Provides two times bounce.
- 3-Adjustment height position.
- The seat swivels so that baby can control the direction he/she wishes to view or the toys to play.
- You can not easily move the jumper from room to room. You can turn it sideways and maneuver it through doorways, but don’t expect to be moving it very often.
4.Disney Baby Finding Nemo Sea Jumper
If your baby smiles the brightest and claps the loudest while watching Finding Nemo, get them this Nemo themed jumper. It comes complete with ocean sounds and dancing lights to give off an underwater vibe.
Different Nemo characters like Bruce the shark and squirt and Mr. Ray play the role of different toys. There are actually more than 13 toys and activities included in the jumper. This event consists of a teether for them to gnaw on when bored.
There is a puffer fish-shaped mirror included to help in self-awareness as well. Nothing delights babies more than their own reflection. Some of the toys like Tad and Pearl can be removed if needed. Why end the fun only while playing! More or less, it can help keep your baby entertained for a long long while in the midst of ocean life.
The seat rotates in a circle and the back is high. This helps to completely support your baby and adds to their support while using the jumper. It also has 4 height adjustments, unlike the previous products which only had three.
But the recommended age limit is from 6 to 12 months. So if your child is younger than that, wait a little before you buy it or till they are old enough. But there are metal brackets which can cut into the nylon straps and jeopardize the safety. So watch out for that while buying.
- Nemo themed jumper.
- Ocean sounds and dancing lights.
- Nemo characters as toys.
- High backed seat.
- Four height adjustments.
- Minimum age limit is 6.
- Straps can break off.
5.Skip Hop Explore Jumper
A truly modern baby jumper, the Skip Hop, and Explore will last long after your baby outgrows the use of a jumper. You can convert this into your child’s first work table for coloring and playing and more. You won’t be left feeling nostalgic and reluctant to set it aside when your baby begins to walk. The material is sturdy and the seat swivels 360 degrees. But before that, it is just as fun as a jumper.
You can place the toys anywhere you wish to as it is very convenient to assemble.
There is also a Discovery Window included. Instead of jumping blindly, your baby can actually see their feet while making the move. Apart from this, there are more than 25 developmental activities included as well.
The piano lights up and can be played in three modes which include a song, piano and motion sensor settings. While the first two are exciting, the last one will delight your baby more than anything. The songs are an interesting collection which your child can clap and bounce to.
But the owl pop-up toy can be a safety hazard. If you think that it is not completely child-friendly, just remove it before you let your child play. The seat stretches when your baby jumps. But there are no springs attached to it. So it is not a traditional jumper.
- Doubles as a play table.
- Sturdy material.
- Easy to assemble.
- Includes a Discovery window.
- The seat rotates 360 degrees.
- The seat does not have springs.
6.Summer Infant Pop N’ Jump Jumper
If you want a jumper that you can just pack up and take to the beach, you can look into the Summer Infant Pop N’ Jump. It is foldable and portable and designed for outdoors. It is also easy to carry around being very lightweight. It comes with a UV canopy so that even the hottest day does not harm the delicate skin of your baby.
It also has a carry bag you can fold it into. You can even take this to picnics and set your baby up for some fun time of their own. Adult talk can be a little boring after all.
It includes a mirror which can keep them occupied for hours. It also includes a teether and a rattle. You can adjust the height to find one which suits your baby the best. But while they can carry the mirror book away, the rattle is fixed to the jumper. If your baby loves the rattle more, it can be hard to lure them away.
However, the best part has to be that you can use it right out of the box.
There is no need to spend ages figuring out how to set it up while your baby grows fussier.
Having said that, this is not designed for babies who have not yet learned to support their own weight. We would recommend a minimum age limit of 6 months for this as well. The bottom layer has a few slits which cause their feet to be in contact with the ground. Just place a towel over it to protect their feet.
- Foldable and portable.
- Comes with UV canopy.
- Adjustable height.
- Contains a mirror book.
- Can be used right out of the box.
- Slits in the bottom layer.
7.Graco Doorway Jumper
The larger problem of being a stay at home father is the absolute dearth of ideas when it comes to keeping your toddler engaged. The Graco Doorway Bumper Jumper is a great product to have around the house to keep your toddler occupied. The product is made of polyester which ensures steady support and durability. The product is ideal for kids who are allergic to insects like bees and stay indoors most of the times.
The jumper can be attached to doorways and I have noticed that the clamps do not leave a mark on the wood. The portability of the product is one of its key features and one that the product swears by. On the safety front, the product comes with a hidden safety cord that ensures that your child does not fall off while jumping his heart out.
The seat pad can be detached and washed as per convenience. The washable seat ensures hygiene when your kid’s playmates join him. Another unique feature about the product is the non-twistable straps which last for long periods of time and do not fray easily.
Another impressive feature that the product has is the attached toys. Personal experience has taught us that children are easily distracted and the toys help go a long way in keeping them distracted. The toy trays along with the soft toys ensure that my son stays entertained. As far as jumpers go this could well be the best baby jumpers for small space.
- Attached interactive soft toys.
- Easy to take down and put back up.
- No springs or anything that could pinch your baby’s fingers (the spring is above baby, where he/she cannot reach).
- Easy to adjust, just slide the tab up or down.
- The straps may be too short for some doors.
8.Evenflo Exersaucer Door Jumper
If you want a cheap and profitable baby jumper then Evenflo Exersaucer door jumper is for you. It provides baby entertainment and exercise without taking up all your floor space.
The jumper is made from quality, bright material, and it is sewn securely with no missing or broken stitches. It is padded around all the edges to protect your baby’s little arms, and the seats are also deeper than many I’ve seen so no matter how excited your baby will get they will still safe tuck inside.
ASTM International, which stands for the American Society for Testing and Materials, has also certified this product.
Moreover, the jumper is perfect as an infant jumper for your little baby who is about 4 months of age to walking age. You can also adjust the height of the jumper according to your baby’s growth.
- You can take apart the entire jumper quick and wash with soap and water.
- Very lightweight and easy to set up.
- Putting baby in and out is pretty easy.
- The only downside is that the drywall gets tore up a little from where the jumper mounts.
One of the reasons why I have invested in Jolly Jumper products over the years is because they have established themselves as a dependable brand when it comes to baby jumpers. The newest offering combines the best of the technology that the makers have to offer. The current version of the product allows me to use it both indoors and outdoors.
Unlike a few other variants which require a door frame to support the jumper, this product comes in with its own stands. If you have a one-year-old who can get a bit roughed up while jumping, it is essential that the product is stable. The tripod stand ensures greater stability. Apart from providing a stable frame the tripod can easily be folded up and stored away or moved around the house.
Since the model comes with a frame of its own, you would not need to worry about doorways being blocked. The unique selling point of the product, however, has to be the saddle seats. We have noticed a lot of jumpers which use well-padded seats but are essentially unbalanced. The seat of the Jolly Jumper helps distribute tension evenly and ensures that my child’s posture is upright and no undue pressure is placed on the spine.
We have found that judicious use of the Jolly Jumper actually strengthens children’s muscles and helps them develop correct posture. While we found it difficult to deal with the harness since it has a lot of locks, we are certainly not complaining since it ensures better safety. The Jolly Jumper with its steady reputation and consistent performance makes it one of the best baby jumpers 2018 on the market right now.
- Easy assembly without tools.
- Saddle seat.
- Can be used both indoors and outdoors.
- Tripod frame.
- Easily portable.
- Some people may have problems with the harness.
10.Jolly Playmat Jumper
A persistent problem that a lot of parents like us have faced while investing in a baby jumper is lack of space. The absence of a front lawn, backyard or spacious interior meant that jumpers with frames were a strict no for many of us, right? However, if you have a super-active six-month-old, the Jolly Jumper-gift Pack-exerciser could be the perfect product to suit your needs.
The jumper essentially allows you to hang it from beams thereby ensuring that the baby does not bump into doorways while jumping as is the case with some variants. At the very start, we would like to mention an obvious drawback of the mechanism. Since it essentially hangs, houses with very high ceilings should be looking for other options.
We had also invested in another framed baby jumper. However, we found out that the frame inhibits free movement of the baby. The Jolly Jumper product, on the other hand, allows for free movement thereby ensuring that your baby’s movements are not restricted by boundaries. The product is extremely durable and all the parts work consistently even on prolonged use.
The biggest strength of the product is the play mat that is given along with the jumper. The play mat is divided into segments and stepping on each individual segment creates a different musical note. This helps in increased cognitive analysis on the child’s part.
We have seen first-hand when one of our team member’s daughter tried to jump on a particular segment intentionally to create a particular sound. Apart from cognitive development the mat is fun to play with and ensures endless hours of engagement.
- Durable mechanical part.
- Playmat with music.
- Balanced seating.
- Can be used in small spaces.
- Strong spring for a variable bounce.
- Cannot be used outdoors.
11.Merry Muscles Ergonomic Jumper
As an overprotective parent, we have always stressed on the importance of safety. Given how most baby jumpers tend to overlook basic safety regulations I was initially anxious while investing in a baby jumper for my son. We had noticed that while most jumpers came with a harness to prevent the baby from falling, they did virtually nothing to try and prevent the baby from crawling out.
Merry Muscles is specifically designed in such a fashion my son was able to sit in it comfortably and could not climb out without supervision.
The weight distribution system of the seat allowed the weight to be diverted to the buttocks and the thighs and thus the vital organs were free from any kind of pressure. Another feature of the seat is that it’s inclined in such a manner that the child has to use the soles of his feet and not the toes. In the long run, this helps gain correct posture while walking.
The seat incorporates some many features that it has to be the unique selling point of the product. For instance, it also comes with a back section that provides head and spine support. The support helps ease pressure and also maintain stability. The soft cloth ensures that long hours of jumping do not place any marks on the child’s legs.
The model comes in a variety of installation options. It can be hung from a doorframe or a ceiling or be attached to a door post. The chain the product comes with can easily accommodate 9 feet of ceiling height and so people with high ceilings can also invest in the product. Given its easy affability and ensuing popularity the product is quite simply the best activity jumper for baby.
- Soft fabric seat.
- Does not allow the child to climb out unsupervised.
- Back section for stability.
- Variable installation options.
- Optimum for high ceilings.
- Has too many strings and could irritate some children.
The different types of baby jumpers
A stationary jumper consists of a seat, an elastic cord, and a sturdy frame. These jumpers are pretty simple in design and do not contain any extra toys. A stationary jumper gives no additional entertainment to your baby. They almost only give the ability to jump and that’s it.
Stationary Activity Jumper
Activity jumpers consist of a seat, a frame, and a tray, usually filled with toys. The purposes of these toys are to making your baby entertained when they are not in the mood for jumping up and down.
The door jumpers are always hanging on doorways. They have an elastic cable and a clamp at the end to attach the door frame. They can easily be removed from one place to another place.
Some Benefit Of having A Baby Jumper:
- A baby jumper is a great fun activity tool that helps to keep your baby entertains.
- The baby jumpers have developmental and educational benefits.
- It helps your baby to release some energy … which means that they will sleep easily and comfortably at night.
- It allows you to enjoy a cup of coffee or pay some attention to your other kids.
- It will help to keeps your children away from all the electronic gadgets, as ( I phone, I –pad, and television).
What should you keep in mind while buying the baby jumper?
Choose to purchase the perfect baby jumper for your loving baby; you need to have a particular idea related to what you need to consider comparing the product along. You’ll consult some necessary things below soon find the best one for your little one.
Every baby jumper product model includes a suggested weight limit. Hence, when you are buying a baby jumper be sure to confirm your baby’s weight. If you failed to confirm these weight limit might lead to the baby jumper breaking and injuring your baby.
Babies are not staying in the same size they will grow day by day. In that case, you should choose a baby jumper that will grow with your baby. As Some baby jumpers will allow you to adjust their height limit.
Ease of Cleaning:
A removable and washable baby jumper is easy to clean.
Includes interactive toys and activities:
Most of the baby jumpers are well designed with some fun toys that help to keep your baby entertained. So when you choosing a jumper for your baby you should definitely keep the number and sort of toys that your baby prefers in mind.
But you have to make sure that there aren’t so many toys that destruct your child to keep playing overuse the jumper. Some jumpers even make it easy to remove, customize, and modify the number and sort of toys that are attached. Therefore, you will easily make your jumper as your baby like.
Always keep in mind that you should not choose the jumpers with seats that are equipped with a single flexible strap. A single strap will swing left to right a lot, which can cause baby injury. A good jumper will have two or more elastic straps will assist to keep your baby in place while he jumps up and down.
A comfortable seat that easily removes is what you should expect in a baby jumper. A luxury soft seat with adjustable heights will also accommodate your baby growth.
Easy to transport:
Some baby jumpers are very lightweight and easy to set up. So, whenever you go outside of the house, you will be able to take the jumper with you.
If your house is short on spaces then you have to look for a jumper that can be easy to disassemble. Therefore, whenever you don’t use the jumper you can easily break down to store it. Then, If you want to use it again in the future you can also build it up.
Baby Jumper F.A.Q :
When can babies use jumpers?
Usually, babies can use jumpers when they are around 4 to 5 months ages. It should be considered on the ability to hold their head up, and whether or not their toes can touch the ground.
What is the weight limit of a baby jumper?
Baby jumpers have included weight limit which varies from model to model. It’s important to check the weight manually when you buying a baby jumper.
Do baby jumpers help with leg development?
It is a myth that baby jumpers help to develop your baby’s leg muscles and motor coordination. There are 2 different answers from 2 sites.
Many experts believe that baby jumpers are delay baby’s walking process and they recommend to use the jumper 20 min per day.
But many mothers report that their baby bounced with joy each day and learned to walk independently without any problems. So at the end of the day, it’s totally your decision that a baby jumper is appropriate for your baby or not.
What is the Difference between Jumpers, Bouncers, and Swings?
Baby Jumper: use the movement of your baby’s feet when they push or jump themselves up from the ground.
Baby Bouncer: Baby bouncers create a much more suitable movement according to your baby’s wiggly movements in the seat.
Baby swings: Baby swings work just like normal swings do! Some swings back and forth without the need for your baby to move.
Are baby jumpers really safe?
Basically, the answer is yes, as long as you follow the instructions carefully.
Doorway Jumpers Safety concern:
- Select a door frame that can support the weight of the jumper and baby. Be sure that the upper frame of your door is sturdy- not cracked, crumbling or otherwise damaged.
- Ensure your baby is securely fitted and strapped into the harness, so they won’t fall out while jumping.
- Check the laces regularly to confirm they are not worn and will not snap under the baby’s weight.
- Don’t push or pull the jumper while a child is in it.
- When you see the baby is tired take out from the jumper.
Both Stationary Jumper safety concern:
- Don’t attach toys with strings to the jumper as these are a strangulation hazard.
- Always try to keep the floor clean.
- Don’t try to use a jumper near stairs, pools or other hazardous areas.
- Place the baby activity jumper on a flat, level floor.
- Once your baby exceeds the weight and height limit stop using the jumper.
- You should not leave the room when the baby is jumping.
- Do not use the jumper longer than 20 min a day.
Need more safety guide on the baby jumper, Check this Baby jumper safety.
Needless to say that the first thing you should look for in a best baby jumper is the safety measures. The design should be convenient and secure for babies who haven’t learnt to walk yet. Rainforest Jumper is one of those few products in the market that lived up to our super high standards without burning a hole in the pocket.
Be it safety considerations, comfort and ease of use. Therefore, this model stands out as our Editor’s pick. But if you are on a budget and looking for more interesting yet highly secure designs, there’s something in store for everyone on our list.
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Author: Alvina Emmy
Hi, I’m Alvina Emmy, a full-time mother of two gorgeous kids and a part-time blogger. Being a single mum for the last 5 years has not only made me a stronger human being but has also fostered my emotional growth as an individual. I wasn’t a know-it-all from the beginning. I learned through mistakes. Parentloves.com is my humble attempt to lend a helping hand to all those new parents, soon-to-be parents and caregivers who want only the best for their kids.