At the moment i have complete baby brain and so i cannot remember at all when my son started using the jolly jumper. My daughter is 2 months old and is holding her hear up beautifully and just wants to stand up all the time on my lap. So it seems like she is ready for the jolly jumper. But I want to make sure there is nothing i have missed, and wondering at what age do they reccomend starting bubs in the jolly jumper? and are there any particular requirements?
Thanx in advance
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04-01-2008 10:17 #1
When can a baby use the jolly jumper?
04-01-2008 10:20 #2
Personally I wouldn't put my DS is a jolly jumper (or a walker) on the advice of his physio. Apparently they hold a baby in an unnatural position which can cause lower back problems later in life, make them point their toes when trying to walk and affect (shorten I think) the achillies tendon.
04-01-2008 10:38 #3
04-01-2008 10:42 #4
The physio said if you have one they it should be ok for a few mins at a time but recommended that if you have the money for a JJ or crawler spend it on swimming lessons or books.
04-01-2008 10:51 #5
I think you can use them from around 3 months, but my DS didn't really start enjoying it until 4 months.
And yes, I think the issues raised above apply to those parents who leave their babies in the JJ for extended periods. I've heard of parents leaving their children in them for hours on end, thinking they've got a great baby-sitter. But I can't see anything wrong with them being in it for a few minutes here and there.
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04-01-2008 15:15 #6
You can use them when your bubs can hold their head up well by themselves.
My DD used one and she liked it but only lasted about 10-15 minutes in it each time.
04-01-2008 15:30 #7
04-01-2008 15:35 #8
My dd was in her jolly jumper by 3.5mths. She had very strong head control and could bare her own weight on her legs. She usually lasts 15-30mins before she's had enough. I personally dont see anything wrong with them - gives them something different to do than being carried around, stuck on a mat on the floor or sitting in a pram - JMO
04-01-2008 16:04 #9Junior Member
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I've seen very few 2 month old who have good enough head control to be in a JJ.
That said - I wouldn't use one for the reasons said above. The spine is bearing more weight than it should for the developmental stage, it encourages 'toe walking' and shortened achilles. Most kids will be fine esp for short periods - but if they are prone to toe walking etc it could exacerbate the problem. Basically it's not a natural progression of development.
04-01-2008 16:13 #10
Personally, I'm waiting until bubs can sit up on his own before I put him in JJ.
2 months seems to young. DS had really good head control since birth but I still would wait.
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