View Full Version : Jolly Jumper Advice required.
I am looking at buying a jolly jumper for my little girl as she loves being upright and loves to stand up etc. She is almost 9 weeks old now.
I know you can start to use a device like the jolly jumpers once they are able to hold their head up. She is almost there now so within another few weeks I think she will be fine.
I have seen both new and second hand jolly jumpers where you can get a standalone stand for them to bounce around in as well as the clamp one.
I am wanting to know which is better ????
I guess the standalone one as long as you have the room to stand it would be cool as she could use is almost anywhere.
I have heard that the clamp one only clamps to a doorway that has the wooden trim.... Is that right????
I was wanting to actually use it in the entrance to our loungeroom but it is not a wooden frame like the doorways but gyprock only...
Can you use them there too...??????
Any advice would be great.
Yes that's right - you have to have a frame around the doorway or the clamp has nothing to hold onto. I have a clamp one and it came with a giant bolt as well that you could put in the ceiling I guess and then hang the jumper from that. You can also hang them from porch beams or the clothesline. A friend of mine has the frame and it's quite big, it takes up heaps of space.
Also, they're recommended for babies three months and over, 9 weeks is probably a bit too young, I'd wait another few weeks.
Definitely recommend one - my daughter LOVED it.
I got given a jolly jumper but another family member as DS loves to stand up also - has since he was probably two months old! I didn't get the instructions with mine so was unsure of the age I could safely put him in one. He is 5 1/2 months now and i put him in it from about 5 months old. we have the one with the clamp and luckily have wooden door frames. I found that you have to be careful with the height you set it at though - if it is too low to the ground they can swing around in the door frame and hit their heads on it.
I have seen the stand alones in a catalogue and i suppose if you have the room - it would be just as good. I would probably prefer it (if i had the room) as there is nothing around them to hurt themselves on. DS loves it though - would recommend one. Also keeps your hands free to do other stuff!
i know jolly jumpers look harmless but they aren recommend to use any more after they found that they actually delay some childrens development .
i know some people swear by them but all they do is put your bub in a unnatural postion.
9 week olds are best put on a colourful mat on the floor .floor play is the best and cheapest way to encourage your baby to explore her body ,her world and her family.
i know i sound like a party pooper ,but i promise its true.
if you do need to put your bub in something so keep him entertained for a while try a bouncer near a window so they can see the world float by or put a toy close by so they can bat at it.
also your early childhood nurse should have alist of products not recommened to be used and ways to encourage development in your babies .
goodluck and once again sorry im a jolly jumper party pooper
surely if you use a jolly jumper every now and then it should not have any adverse effect on your child's development? Fair enough if you are using it for hours everyday. I might put DS in it once a week for an hour or so and he is fine. I certainly wouldn't recommend using it everyday for hours a day but i would have thought every now and then would be fine??
does anyone know if the packaging has any warnings on it about he amount of time you should put your baby in it for? I hope that they would put something on the packaging regarding this if it is a known issue. I didn't get given the packaging. :confused:
im sure if you used it only everynow and then it wouldnt do too much damage ,
the best place is your early childhood clinic they should have all the recomendations for childrens products .
its so hard to keep up with all the changes when my 1st ds was born we used a walker not near stairs or anything ,but then when 2nd ds was born athe clinic ran a talk on how they set back development .
bummer for us cause we realy liked the walker but then if went for a 3rd who lknows what they will have changed again .
good luck all and enjoy your babies.
My bub doesn't like to sleep much during the day so I run out of things to do with her and at the end of the day, I stick her in her jolly jumper for half an hour before bath and bed time and she loves it! She know even looks towards it as if to ask when can I go in it mum. SHe also has a play mat that she goes on and in her high chair if I am preparing food in the kitchen - basically she gets every kind of development available!
She loves being upright and I think she feels like a mini adult when she is in it and I have a music channel on foxtel on the tv when I put her in it so it is like aerobics for her I guess and she now even moves her toes around like she is dancing and she even recognizes songs too that she turns around and jumps even harder - very entertining to watch.
I don't see a problem with it as long as you don't have bubs in there for extended periods of time but I would definitely wait until bubs is a bit older before putting them in one as although they seem like they have great neck strength etc, jumping in one throws the head around quite a bit!
I think it is important to remember that if we listened to everything that the CHN tells us that we would potentially go crazy!! For example....the CHN that I have been going to has told me that my 3 month old should be having at least 2 x 2 hour sleeps through the day (good luck with that), he must be breastfed until 6 months old (despite me potentially going nuts), he is way behind in the head control milestone (I've just figured that he is lazy), he has reflux (the doctor disagrees), he is going through a growth spurt everytime I take him there, and the list goes on and on and on and on.
As a first time mum, if I took all this on board then I would be a blubbering idiot constantly...I am quickly learning that all babies are different, like different things and develop in their own time....
As a consequence, my new moto is "whatever works". I was at a friends house today and my little guy spent 15 minutes or so in their Joly jumper and loved it!! I am going to buy one tomorrow....I agree, surely just for a little while each day can't be harmful.
I had the stand alone one and find it alot better than the clamp one as you could put it anywhere. I put my daughters in it from around 6 months and they loved it. It was really good when i had to clean the house, i could put them in my eye site and they could still see me. Putting a musical mat under them is also good, they love jumping on it.
I love jumpers and I'm so grateful to have one and that my son loves it. We didn't want to spend a million bucks and we found this website, it has a few different options.
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