February 26, 2009,
K.B. asks from Berlin, NJ on February 24, 2009
Jumperoo vs Exersaucer ??
Jumperoo's are new since I had my daughter almost 6 years ago. Are they similar enough to exersaucers that you could use one vs the other? And if so, which one is better? Or is it helpful to have both?
It's amazing how much new "gear" has come out over the past 6 years!
So What Happened?™
Thank you for such great advice!! In asking around, I found out my sister in law has an exersaucer still from her 2 little ones that she is going to give us. I think we may still get a jumperoo, but wait to use it until he is age appropriate. Thank you again!!
C.G. answers from Scranton on February 25, 2009
As a person who had the exersaucer first and then decided to buy a jumperoo used, I think you get sooo much more use out of the exersuacer. My son stayed a lot more busy in it. Just my 2 cents.
S.W. answers from Philadelphia on February 24, 2009
M.L. answers from Erie on February 25, 2009
K.L. answers from Scranton on February 26, 2009
My Name is K. and my Children are 15 and 18 and in my day my peditrian siad that to put a infant in a " Jolly Jumper" which is ecuivalant to a Jumperoo, to early before they are walking can have lasting effect on the delevlopemnt of thier legs and hips. Also walkers or anything ther alike always be careful if you have stairs or a step.They need to be gated off. Walkers and such have the most injuries do to tipping.
K.B. answers from Philadelphia on February 26, 2009
My triplets are 4 1/2 and had two Jumperoos. I loved those things! I never had an exersaucer for any of my 5 kids. I just bought one for my granddaughter for Christmas. They're totally "apples and oranges". They each offer they're own thing. Exersaucers can rotate with toys all around. Jumperoos are one sided with less toys but the jumping is great addictive fun. I think if a person can afford both to do so. (used if possible) If not, I guess I'd lean towards the exersaucer since there's more to do on it.
mom to 5 including triplets
J.W. answers from Philadelphia on February 26, 2009
My son is 2 1/2 and an only child, so as a first time Mom I registered for so many things. But I have to say, we had both the Jumperoo and the exersaucer and they were completely different, but my son liked both alot. Some of them may be similar, but his jumperoo was really just for him to jump a little, whereas the exersaucer could spin around and have lots of fun things for him to play with. If you can get both, then I think your baby will like them, but if I only had to pick one...I would've gone with the exersaucer. I think he got more use out of it.
L.K. answers from Pittsburgh on February 25, 2009
we bought our son a jumperoo the one we got him spin round and everything he loves it we bought it for christmas and he still gets in it everyday at least once a day. he is now 5 months old and can reach the floor no problems at all.
J.W. answers from Reading on February 25, 2009
Honestly, I think it depends on the baby. Our little girl who was born last May is an active one. She craves stimulation and activity, so we have both. The Evenflo ABC exersaucer is sort of a jumper too in that it has springs so they can jump, but not as much as an actual jumperoo. We have the Evenflo in the family room and a Fisher Price horse jumperoo in her bedroom, so it's not overcrowded. Good luck!
C.K. answers from Pittsburgh on February 25, 2009
Congrats on your new little one.
Stuff sure has changed since my older ones were born. My littlest 7 months oldest soon to be 8.
we have the jumperoo and she loves it and so do I. I think that having both is too much but that is just me. they both do the same thing basically. But I never used mine for the kids to eat in.