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Doorway Jumpers

by Guest
Posted August 4 2010 02:56pm

 

Doorway jumpers are bouncy seats that hang from the tops of door frames. Bungee-style cords or springs hang from a non-slip door-frame clamp and suspend a seat that is usually removable and washable. Adjustable straps are used to keep the seat at the child’s jumping height.
 
Such jumpers are typically used by infants of 5 to 15 months in age. Some feature support bars in the front and back of the seat, while others have solid, moulded frames contoured to encircle the baby. Some doorway jumpers feature a small tray to hold snacks or toys.
 
Babies are often delighted by the motion they create by pushing off from the floor, but some babies are not. Follow your baby’s cues. Injuries have occurred when doorway jumpers were not used correctly.

Choosing a safe doorway jumper:

  • Choose a jumper that is appropriate for your baby’s age, weight and height.
  • Choose a doorway jumper with specifications that will match its intended door frame. Not all door frames can support a doorway jumper.

       
Doorway jumper safety:

  • Install the jumper according to the product information.
  • Check that the straps and the clamp are fastened and secure each time you place your baby in the jumper. 
  • Stay with your child when she is in the jumper.
  • Inspect the doorway jumper after each use. 
  • Limit jumping time to 15 minutes at a stretch, which is about all the bouncing a small body can take. 
  • Don’t push a jumper or let others push it. Jumpers are not swings, and the motion can cause your child to hit the side of a doorway.

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