5 Best Baby Jumpers of 2019

Best Baby Jumpers of 2019

July 3, 2019

Best Baby Jumpers of 2019

Watch baby get a little air and squeal with joy in these bouncing toys.Best Baby Jumpers of 2019

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 around the house—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.)

Built-In Bumper

Your little one can bust all the moves they want in this doorway jumper without damaging your doorframe, thanks to a bumper that surrounds the entire seat. And the door clamp—which is a cinch to apply—won’t scuff your moldings. The jumper also features two clip-on toys and a built-in toy tray.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines For children up to 25 lbs.
Dimensions Tray is 17.7” long x 17” wide
Additional Features Height adjustable and seat cover is removable and machine washable

Classic Go-To

This classic jumper relies solely on your baby’s fascination with bopping up and down to keep them entertained. And it does! The triangle-shaped seat keeps your little one safely encased, and the seat material comes in nine different color patterns. Two bungee straps make swinging side to side less likely, too.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines For children up to 24 lbs.
Dimensions 15.2 x 7 x 4 inches
Additional Features Height adjustable and wipeable

For Minimalists

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 For children up to 28 lbs.
Dimensions 18.25 x 8.5 x 2.5 inches
Additional Features Height adjustable and hand washable

Ultimate Entertainer

The freestanding Fisher-Price Jumperoo costs more than simpler doorway jumpers, but that’s because it doubles as an activity center, too. When your babe isn’t bouncing up and down, they can reach overhead for hanging plushies and spin the seat in a full circle to reach all the toys built into the tray. There’s even lights and music, too.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines For children up to 25 lbs.
Dimensions 32 x 43.125 x 37 inches
Additional Features Height adjustable and seat cover is removable and machine washable

For Busy Babies

Like the Fisher-Price Jumperoo, this Baby Einstein jumper also doubles as an activity center. It surrounds your baby in a full circle of toys with a seat that rotates 360 degrees, and even features a mini piano with lights and three sound modes.

Additional Specs
Child Guidelines For children 15-25 lbs
Dimensions 30.5 x 33 x 29 inches
Additional Features Height adjustable and seat cover is removable and machine washable
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