7 Best Baby Jumpers of 2021
Best Baby Jumpers
July 9, 2021

Best Baby Jumpers

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Watch baby get a little air and squeal with joy in these bouncing toys.Best Baby Jumpers

There are few things that make babies shriek with joy like jumpers. These seats, attached to elastic straps, let your little one use their toes to push off the ground and get a little air. The result? Huge smiles and a ridiculous amount of laughter. (And maybe even a few minutes to let you get a few things done—while still keeping an eye on the bouncing, of course.)

Jumpers come in two versions:

  • Doorway jumpers have straps that clamp to the top of the doorway. They take up less space, but can be inconvenient if you need to walk through said doorway on a regular basis. (Tip: If your house has really wide moldings or other unusual features, doorway jumpers might not work with them.)
  • Freestanding jumpers are all-in-one structure with straps that attach the jumping portion to built-in rods. They can be placed anywhere in the house, but they tend to take up more room.

Both designs require that your child can hold their head upright unassisted, which means you’ll get the most use out of your jumper when your little one is between six months to a year old. And even though watching your kiddo happily bounce around is pretty fun, you’ll want to limit jumper use to about 10 to 15 minutes per day; more time than that will put undue stress on your little one’s joints and delay the natural development like core strength and motor development that occurs when your baby simply plays on the floor. (If you’ve maxed out your daily jump time but still need a safe place for baby to play, try a playard, a play mat, or an activity gym.)

A Popular Pick

This freestanding jumper from Fisher-Price is a popular registry pick among Babylist parents. It features a rotating seat for 360 degrees of fun for your bouncing baby and includes toys like a roller ball, bead bar, teether and a mirror. There’s also music, lights and sounds.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Recommended age 4-9 mos, up to 25 lbs
Dimensions 33” x 33” x 34”
Additional Features Height adjustable seat; removable, machine-washable seat pad

Built-In Bumper

Your little one can bust all the moves they want without damaging your doorframe thanks to the built-in bumper that surrounds the entire seat of this doorway jumper. The no-mark door clamp is easy to install and won’t scuff your moldings, another bonus. The jumper features a play tray and two clip-on toys.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Recommended up to 25.5 lbs
Dimensions 17.5” x 17” x 80.5”
Additional Features Height adjustable seat; non-twist straps; removable, machine-washable seat pad

Easy to Store

Don’t want to stare at a baby jumper in your family room every day? The Jumpscape from Skip Hop folds flat so it’s easy to tuck away when it’s not in use. There are also tons of fun features like a 360-degree rotating seat, a light-up counter that tracks your baby’s jumps, sound effects and plenty of toys. A built-in parent reminder goes off at 10 and 20 minutes to alert you that it’s time to take your little one out of the jumper and move onto something else.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Recommended age 4+ mos
Dimensions 34.65” x 33.5” x 28.75”; folded height 6.5”
Additional Features Height adjustable seat; removable sensory toys

Under the Sea

Your baby will never run out of things to do in this jumper, that’s for sure. It’s packed with tons of ocean-themed toys, a mirror, lights and sounds and even a removable activity center that helps your baby learn numbers and colors in English, Spanish and French. There are extra link loops to attach your own toys and the seat rotates fully around so your baby has easy access to everything this jumper has to offer.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Recommended up to 25 lbs
Dimensions 32” x 32” x 33”
Additional Features Height adjustable seat; removable, machine-washable seat cover; removable activity center; extra link loops for toys

The Original Jumper

Making kids smile since 1948, the Jolly Jumper also makes parents happy with its slim profile. Unlike other doorway jumpers, this one doesn’t have a molded seat but instead has a fabric saddle that provides a safe and snug fit. It’s perfect for those who need something that doesn’t take up too much space and can be easily stowed away. (Jolly Jumper makes a stand version, too.)

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Recommended up to 28 lbs
Dimensions 18.25” x 8.5” x 2.5”
Additional Features Height adjustable; hand washable

Saves Space

Although this jumper is hardly tiny, it is the narrowest of all the stationary jumpers on our favorites list and a good choice if you’re looking for something a bit slimmer. It also folds flat for storage, a good option if you’re short on space. It features lights, sounds and music, a play tray and a removable toy arch.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Recommended age 4-9 mos, up to 25 lbs
Dimensions 31.1” x 28.3”
Additional Features Height adjustable seat; removable, machine-washable seat pad; removable toy arch; folds flat for storage

For Disney Fans

Disney lover? Then this Nemo-themed jumper is a great pick. There are over 13 toys and activities (all Nemo-inspired, of course) as well as lights, music and sounds. The extra-high seat back supports your baby and the seat rotates 360 degrees. Two of the toy characters are removable so you can take them on the go.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines Recommended age 6-12 mos, up to 25 lbs
Dimensions 24.5” x 34.1” x 30.5”
Additional Features Height adjustable seat; removable, machine-washable seat pad
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