Everything you need to know about Baby Jumpers

When Can Baby Use a Jumper?

Baby jumpers are a device for babies to exercise while they have fun playing. Putting your baby in a jumper is a great way of keeping your baby happy, busy and entertained while exercising. Baby jumpers helps your baby develop coordination and getting stronger legs. One of the most commonly asked questions about jumpers is ”when can a baby start using a jumper?” and that is what we will answer in this post.

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At least three months

Experts say that no baby under three months of age should use a jumper, but that does not mean that every baby over three months should use one. Usually you can start when your baby is somewhere between three to six months old, but the most important thing to keep track of is when your baby’s neck is strong enough so it can keep their head upright without assistance. Go for short sessions in the jumper in beginning and work up to no more than 20 to 30 minutes per day, preferably split over multiple sessions as spending too much time per session in the jumper is not good.  

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“Most infants are ready around age 4 to 6 months,” says Bridget Boyd, MD, a pediatric safety expert and director of the newborn nursery at Loyola University Health System. “A child must have good head control and be able to support the trunk prior to use.”

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