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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!
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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!!

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Hi K.,

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.

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exersacuer gets my vote. I've had both, and it depends on which have the toys that you think you child will play with the most, but I'd go with exersaucer. Just my personal opinion.

the exersauser is good for them when they're just starting to support themselves sitting up and standing. the jumperoo is definitely for when they're a bit older and want to jump! i had both and i really recommend both if you can, but you really won't need either for quite a few months afterwords.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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!

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.

I had both and used them both - the jumper is great because the kids really get to jumping in them and it exercises their legs really well. The exersaucer is great for keeping them occupied, but in one spot! You can give them Cheerios, toys, etc, while in there, but not in the Jumper.

Some of the more elaborate exersaucers do both I think. If you can afford them both, I'd do both, just to mix things up for your son, especially if you are home with him all day, gives them some variety.

Good luck.

Congratualtions on your new baby in May!

I had both - both were given to us as baby gifts for our first child.

I used the exersaucer more when my babies were just starting to be upright and using their hands to touch. The jumperoo came in handy when they were more active and was loving the 'power' to move themselves. My second boy was especially fond of the jumper and loved to bounce.

Mine were given to friends when they were out-grown by my boys. I am sure you would be able to find one or the other at a resale store.

Hi K.,

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.

I never used an exersaucer but we did have a Jumperoo for our daughter and she loved it. I think she used it from about 6 months until she was almost 1, which is typical. I don't think you would need to have both because they are pretty much used for the same thing. I highly recommend getting a Jumperoo.

My son will be 2 this April and being a first time parent he had both. He is a jumper and loved the jumperoo. We had the rainforest one. I bought the sesame place exersaucer from walmart on-line because that was the only place I could find it. He played with it a little but really got use out of it because he converted to a push behind for when he started walking. I also liked having both because one when upstairs and the other down. I am now expecting my second in July otherwise I would offer ours to you that way you could get one and buy the other. I hope this helped and that you have an easy and quick delivery.

I own an exersaucer and didn't think there was much difference between the two, but a friend of mine swore by the jumperoo and let us borrow hers when she was finished with it. It is WAYYYYY more fun! After using the jumperoo my baby did not want to be put in the exersaucer anymore. I was also able to use the jumperoo for a longer period of time. My baby would have long ago outgrown the exersaucer, but she can still enjoy the jumperoo!

Hi K. - I had the exersaucer for my son 4 years ago and he loved it. My daughter (age 1.5) did not care for the exersaucer, but she loved the jumper. All kids are so different! :)

the jumperroo i think you put in the door way and they bounce themselves up and down. my son had something like that and the exosaucer. i think the exosaucer is much better. if you do not mind second half stuff, they always have tons of them at the berlin flea market.

I worked for several years in the NICU at Pennsylvania Hospital. The premature babies would come back for regular developmental checks in their first year. The babies who used the jumperoo often ended up needed physical therapy because it can cause problems with the way their leg muscles develop. The nurse who worked with these families began telling all patients as part of discharge instructions not to buy the jumperoo. If you do use one, make sure the time in it is limited.

I had the Jumperoo for my son and he loved it! However, he didn't use it until he was holding his head up and we had to put a book under for his feet. I had thought of getting an excersaucer, but just found we didn't need both. There are now jumper/exersaucer combos if you have a space issue, plus you get two for one.

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