how young is too young to put a baby in a jolly jumper or jumparoo?

Amy - posted on 05/10/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My baby is 4 months on march 20th and seems to hold her head well when I get her to stand and she holds on to my fingers. She can't sit on her own yet.

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Brooke - posted on 05/15/2009

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I am only going off the box but it says the Jolly Jumper is recommended for infants from the age of 3 months, it can be used twice a day and 30-40 minutes at a time. I put my daughter in it every couple of days for 30 mins and she loves she is 3.5 months. I wont put her in it any more often as she has reflux and jumping tends to mak her worse... Obviously.

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Amy - posted on 05/12/2009

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thanks ladies! I will give it a few weeks to appease the mother-in-law and then we're going for it!

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i put eleri in hers at 5 months and she's now in her walker since 7 months as long as u dont leave them for more than 15mins it should be fne and only their toes can reach the floor not their whole foot it should be fine...only thing i found tho is when i put eleri in her walker she tried to bounce for the first couple of times before realising she had to walk....quite funny to watch actually she looked really confused as if to say...."why is this happening this is not how it goes.....mam i think its broken".....so funny! she loves both her jumperoo and her walker she likes to watch tv mainly tigger and pooh in her jumperoo and she gets to bounce like tigger in it its lovely to watch, i'm also sure its strengthened her muscles so she could walk sooner she's very strong in her legs! :) goodluck and happy watching (especially if they learn the "highland fling" move!) xx

Emily - posted on 05/12/2009

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It sounds like she's ready. Just dont leave her in for more than 15 minutes at a time, it can really hurt their developing bones.

Samantha - posted on 05/11/2009

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My daughter was 3 months when I put her in a jolly jumper. From what I understood as long as she could hold her head on her own without any support and could support her body with her legs a bit then it was fine. I just didn't keep her in it for a long period of time because she needed to get used to the jolly jumper first. I think your daughter would be fine to go in it now if she can hold her head.

Justine - posted on 05/11/2009

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if they can hold their head up they should be fine. if you think her neck wont be supported the recieving blanket is a good idea. My son loved his stationary rainforest jumper and he's been in it since he was about 3/3.5 months old. I bet you love your mother-in-law...but your daughter is YOUR daughter....and if you want to put her in ther jumper and she's safe.....do it. hope she loves her jumper!

Heather - posted on 05/11/2009

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my son just turned 5 moths and we bought him a jumperoo for his month day!! and he LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEESSS it

Nancy - posted on 05/11/2009

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I put my daughter into her jolly jumper at 3 months when she was able to hold her head up on her own.

Amy - posted on 05/10/2009

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my mother-in-law is scared to death of me putting her in it but I tried and she seemed fine. She seemed to really like it. If I put her in her swing too far reclined she tries to sit up and when she is laying on her back and grabs my fingers she will pull herself up and keep her head level with her body. I think that means she has pretty good neck control.

Renee - posted on 05/10/2009

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Lennex will be 3 months on the 21 ...he is holding his head great and as soon as you pick him up he tries to jump jump jump....i had him in it today for the 2nd time he is just learning the bouning technique but he loves it....i just put a receiving blanket rolled up in front of him

Jennifer - posted on 05/10/2009

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I put my son in his jumperoo round 4 months old. You might need to put some blankets aound her so she doesn't bobble around.

Rachael - posted on 05/10/2009

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I put my daughter in one at about 3 months and stuck blankets around her to hold her up.

Heather - posted on 05/10/2009

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As long as they are able to hold their head up on there own...and somewhat support themselves...they're fine. I put my son in one when he was 2 months old...even tho they say not to do it until 4 months+ he was able to support himself him then.

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