The question asked most often and with good reason! As parents, we all want to protect our babies and we want to introduce them to new toys when it is safe to do so. Baby Jumpers are perfectly safe toys, but there are precise jumper and baby jumperoo age recommendations that you should follow.
What is the Recommended Jumper & Baby Jumperoo Age?
It is important that all parents wait until their baby can hold their head up without any assistance for a good 10-20 minutes. Babies develop at their own pace and not all babies will reach this milestone at the same time; however, most babies will be able to hold their head up for this length of period around 4 months of age.
Official Information on the Recommended Jumper & Jumperoo Age Range:
Use the activity center ONLY if the child meets ALL of the following conditions:
…Is at least 4 months of age
…Can sit up unassisted
Baby jumper age limit | Stop using the product when your child:
…Is more than 30” tall (76.2 cm)
…Weighs more than 25 lbs. (11 kg)
… He/she can stand or walk on their own
Our Personal Jumperoo Age Recommendation
Baby jumper age: Personally (after 3 children), we found that the optimum baby jumper age is around 4 to 6 months. Each of our kids started using the jumper at a different month, which is why we feel it is so important to use your own intuition and to really observe where your baby’s neck strength is at.
Doorway jumper age: I would suggest that you wait just that bit longer before you pop your baby in a doorway jumper. Doorway Jumpers tend to have slightly less support and often the baby can jump around with bigger jumps to due longer elastic cords. So you need your baby to be strong. I would suggest using a doorway jumper from 5 months on-wards.
Age for jumperoo: Again, the best age for a jumperoo is from from 4-6 months. Most jumperoos have in-built support for bubs. You can find all the top baby jumpers and jumperoos in our guide.
Just a quick reminder about the main safety guidelines for jumpers.
- Only use a jumper once your baby has full head control.
- Don’t leave your baby unattended whilst in the jumper.
- Make sure the jumping surface is level and clear from any objects that can hurt their feet.
- Don’t leave your bubs in there for extended periods of time.
Helpful Baby Jumper Guides and Reviews
If you haven’t managed to find the right jumper yet, why not have a look at our list of best baby jumpers here. You will find tonnes of helpful information to help you pick the right baby jumper for you and your baby.
If you have limited space at home or if you prefer a jumper that is more mobile, you might prefer to purchase one of the best doorway jumpers for baby.
Another helpful resource on our site is our baby jumper review section. You can find individual jumper reviews where we discuss both the positive and negative features of each baby jumper.
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