Need help with baby walkers / saucers.

Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Ok..I have a 6 month old who weighs almost 25 lbs...he's a big boy. He loves to play in his walker / saucer but the weight limit is up to 25 lbs and its actually starting to bend. I have searched all over the internet for a walker or something that will support him and so far no luck. He is not yet sitting up by himself so he needs to be able to play in something...any suggestions? I can't be the only mom with a bigger baby.. there has got to be something out there...

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Valerie - posted on 01/29/2010

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My daughter is 6 1/2 months and 19lbs+. We have the Evenflo ExerSaucer TripleFun Jungle theme, very sturdy and convertable, the Bumbo with tray she is almost too chunky for in the leg slots. We also have the Jumperoo, maybe for next month when she is a little stronger. I also have the Precious Planet Jungle booster seat, has a tray with a toy attached, or you can find other suction cup toys by Sassy to stick to the tray. Plus it's portable- you can strap it to a chair, set it on the floor, or fold it up to travel. (Has a safety belt) The Jolly Jumper is great and cheap for when they have better neck control and are ready to stand. She still loves her activity arch, especially now that she can roll around. The most important exercise is "tummy time", especially since the "back to sleep" recommendation from theAAP has flattened their heads, and gives them great upperbody workout, and later they will try to crawl or scoot when their favorite toy is too far away! Good luck! I think the baby companies need to realize that there are more big babies in this generation-maybe they should try more heavy duty exercise items. I know my friend called the manufacturer for one of her swings, and the limit on the box is not always the max weight.

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Hmm, I'm searching online for you. My son is 20lbs and almost 6 months. We have the Bumbo seat but it is NOT made for my son.. he has chubby legs and gets stuck. Ok, I found:
Graco Baby Einstein Stationary Entertainer - limit 30 lbs (Babies R Us)
Evenflo SmartSteps Exersaucer Mega - ABC (I can't find a weight limit)
Evenflo Exersaucer Mega Farmyard (I can't find a weight limit)
Evenflo ExerSaucer WalkAround Active Learning Center (I can't find a weight limit)

Good luck.

Trudy - posted on 01/23/2010

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I am in the same exact prediciment. If you find something please let me know. The fisher price infant to toddler rocker goes up to 40lbs but they don't stand in it. I have it he sits in it a lot

Vicki - posted on 01/23/2010

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Can't he play just lying on his tummy? Babies were able to play and eventually learn to sit before walkers/saucers/bumbos/other contraptions were invented.

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Maryann - posted on 04/27/2013

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I have six kids yes six I have bought every brand out there my now five year old was 10 pounds at birth there were no swing or jumper that stuff is up to four months tops then its either broken or they don't fit I would love to make stuff you can use till they are 1 or 2 even that works is that not stealing when you charge for that are faulty and miss leading . Just had a baby in aug he was 6 pounds he is 24 at eight month out grow all the jumper out there very annoying

Vicki - posted on 08/21/2011

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Wow, I posted in this thread when my little one was 6 months old, seems so long ago! I still think nothing is needed. My boy played on his tummy until he was ready to sit. He was a late sitter (about 7-8 months from memory) and it never caused a problem. I still don't understand why all these things are needed, except to prop up a very lucrative industry. I don't like the idea of anything that involves a baby dangling with their weight on their crutch for periods of time, can't be good for their spines.

Maybe I'm just a grump who deprived my baby of all sorts of fun lol.

Yvonne - posted on 08/20/2011

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Im in that boat now, My son is 24 lbs and 32 inches he is about to max out his jumperoo. Cant fit in bumbo cause his chubby little legs get stuck. What did you end up doing?

Rebeeca - posted on 01/26/2010

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We have an Evenflo "Portable Fun Saucer, which is very heavy duty, I doubt 25 lbs would bend it. My niece was a year old still playing in hers.

Jessica - posted on 01/24/2010

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you coud try putting him in a high chair with his toys that would probally work. you really just have to get creative with things.

Rachel - posted on 01/24/2010

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my son is 24 pounds and 6 months also. we put him in a jumperoo, and he does fine. we can't use the bumbo any longer because he gets stuck. we put a boppy around him to help him set up better.

Alyssa - posted on 01/23/2010

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hmm that is tricky... i know my jolly jumper can hold up to 40 lbs.... so maybe try to look for one of them, mine is the kind with the tray on it. I WISH i could get a walker!!! Lucky lol beings I live in Canada we can't get those. But good luck let me know if you find anything!!!

Tedra - posted on 01/23/2010

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My son is 6 months old as well. While he's a bit smaller than yours, we have an exer saucer that I think would work for your son. It is the ExerSaucer® Triple Fun™ Active Learning Center™, Jungle from Evenflo. I double-checked the weight limit online and it didn't have one listed. I bought ours at Toys R Us for around $125. It grows with your child so that's great. Once he is too big to sit in the seat, it comes apart and turns into an S-shape table of sorts that he can walk around. I hope this helps!

Katy - posted on 01/22/2010

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Sorry Jennifer, not too sure about that one. My son is only 22lbs (only?!!!). Does he have a Bumbo seat? Put him in one for a minute or so every day, building up the time, and this will strengthen his neck and back muscles. Enabling to sit up himself better. You could also try encouraging him to walk by just supporting him yourself.

I really hope things work out for you both x

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