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Does the Rainforest jumperoo seat help babies that can’t sit up unassisted?

Jumperoo_for_BabyThe Fisher Price Rainforest jumperoo can accommodate babies that can’t sit up unassisted. However, the manufacturer’s safety recommendation suggest the jumperoo to be “Use only for a child who is able to hold head up unassisted and who is not able to climb out and walk.”

The design of the jumperoo has two options to help babies who need help in holding their head up.

  1. Babies can lean forward against the jumperoo activity area. There is enough space for them to use their hands to give themselves support. My son likes to rest his arm on the jumperoo and rest his head on his arms after he gets tired from playtime.
  2. Babies can lean backward against the red frog seat. The seat has a raised backrest that will provide extra support. The back support is padded all around and adds extra comfort for babies.

What age is good for a baby to start using the jumperoo?

With any baby toy that parents introduce to their newborn, safety is the highest priority.  The introduction of the jumperoo to your baby is the same. Parents should wait until their baby can hold their head up without any assistance for a good 10-20 minutes. If their neck is not strong enough or if they get too tired then they are not ready for the jumperoo. Typically, newborns are able to reach this milestone around 3-4 months.

For the parents that we asked, 4 to 6 months is the typical age they start using the jumperoo for their baby to play. There are many different variety of jumperoos from companies like Fisher Price, Baby Einstein, EvenFlo and Bright Starts. These are all great companies to look for jumperoos and their track record for safety is of the highest standard.