Toy for a Large Baby??

Updated on March 16, 2010
M.P. asks from Orem, UT
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I have a 5 month old that is about 5 lbs away from the weight limit on his Precious Planet jumperoo (he is a HUGE baby! 21 lbs at his 4 month check up). I want him to have a similar toy and was thinking of the Combi all in one walker
But i'm wondering if there are other toys like it that I havent seen. I wont buy anything Evenflo. After working at Babies R us and seeing how much they break and my own personal experiences with the brand I just wont deal with it at all. So the exersaucers are out of the question.

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Thanks Chris I'll look that up! Meghan I follow the weight limits to a T. I don't dare go over because if anything goes wrong the jumperoo, the company then can say "Well he was to heavy for it' and wont do anything to help. They set those limits for a reason. Just like in carseats. I know there is a lenience in the limits, but I'd prefer to be on the safe side.

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answers from Cincinnati on

hi -

I agree with Sarah. Canada has actually banned baby walkers and the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for a ban on their use ( ) and published a study about delays and baby walkers ( .

Here are a list of possibilities (holds up to 30 pounds)

good luck!

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answers from Minneapolis on

I'd encourage you to reconsider the walker because they can be dangerous. Babies have fallen in them and had head injuries or broken arms. There are other brands of stationary activity centers that might have a higher weight limit.

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answers from Boise on

My pediatrician sent home a flyer at my baby's 2 month appointment that says this:
WALKERS ARE HARMFUL: Over 40% of children who use walkers have an accident requiring medical attention. They may suffer fractures, concussions, and in some cases even death. Do not buy a walker!

I have big babies (although not quite as heavy as yours) and our MegaSaucer is 6 yrs old. I've lent it to friends, too, so it's been through 4 kids just fine. I hope I'm not the only one who's had a MegaSaucer last!



answers from Denver on

So when I had my first baby there was this huge scare out there that these walkers are SO dangerous. I can honestly say that I am not sure I would not have purchased one but it is something to think about. It is so easy for kids to go down the stairs, tip over, etc. and really get hurt.

Now that being said, there are a couple of things that my kids just loved. There are other excer-saucers on the market that are not EvenFlow so you might want to look around a bit. The down side is, I have three kids and only one liked it though. Another thing that all three loved were those play stations that you move around as they get older.

Hope this helps, enjoy!



answers from Des Moines on

my son had the step and play piano by fisher price. i dont know if they still sell them i bought mine used. but you could try and find one. they are very large take up a lot of room but my son loved it and with number 2 on the way i am happy have it ready for when this one can sit up :) good luck



answers from New York on

Chicco makes a ride on toy that is stationary to begin (it rocks like a rocking chair) and has straps that hold your baby in place - my son is 2 1/2 and still will ride on it. I can;t think of what it is called but it has parent handles to push them around that you can take off when they are old enough to ride by themselves and my son began using it about 5 months!



answers from Grand Junction on

Just in case you are unaware, baby walkers are not recommended for babies because they cause delays. I was unaware of this until I took my premie in for physical therapy and they jumped all over me for having one. I had been given two for shower gifts and was getting ready to set them up at the time. I have since heard from several people in early childhood developement how bad they are for babies, especially really young ones like yours. In my opinion weight isn't what you should be considering, age appropriatemess and delay is. And yes I know many people who have used them, most adults had one when they were young, but if you read or ask someone in the feild they will explain the delays that occur and the reasons for not using them.



answers from Denver on

You know too this is just a "guideline" for weight. My son is 8 months and is too big for his swing but he's still in it (strapped of course). He's 20lbs and loves his jumparoo so when he is done with it I will get rid of.

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