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
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.
T.E. answers from York on February 25, 2009
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.
L.B. answers from Philadelphia on February 24, 2009
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.
W.I. answers from Philadelphia on February 24, 2009
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.