Baby jumpers are essentially a seat attached to a strap that allows your baby to bounce up and down using her legs. Baby jumpers assist your baby in developing their leg muscles and are great for giving tired parents a break from all that knee bouncing!
Since your baby will be upright, baby jumpers are not suitable for younger babies with undeveloped neck muscles. Baby jumpers are perfect for little ones of around four to six months. All baby jumpers have a weight limit, so if you have a larger or older baby, make sure you check the weight limit before you purchase in order to avoid accidents. For more on baby jumpers, check out our comprehensive guide.
Baby bouncers are perfect for younger babies who are not yet able to walk or crawl. When your baby kicks or wiggles, the seat will bounce up and down. This not only assists your baby in developing her motor skills, but provides them with entertainment and soothing movement.
Baby bouncers come in a range of different shapes and sizes with all manner of add-ons, so make sure you select a bouncer that meets your baby’s needs.
While baby bouncers are suitable for newborns, older babies between 3-6 months will likely enjoy them the most. If you’re planning to use a bouncer for your newborn, make sure you select one with the appropriate head and neck support.
Read more at our guide to the best baby bouncers.