Are Exersaucers worth it?
Exersaucers give parents and caregivers a break, and they’re fun for babies. They allow us to put our babies down in a place where they won’t roll away or get into mischief so we can take a shower, wash the dishes, change the laundry, or flop onto the couch in exhaustion.
Why you shouldn’t use a jumperoo?
These items put hips in an unhealthy position, especially when used for an extended period of time. In fact, any device that restrains baby’s hips and legs in an unnatural position can risk abnormal hip development.
What age should a baby use an exersaucer?
Most play saucers can be used with infants as young as 4 months. But waiting until they are older and can sit well on their own will ensure they have adequate trunk strength and possibly decrease their tendency to assume poor posture.
Are baby activity centers bad?
Activity Centers / Exersaucers The AAP says these stationary items are a safer alternative to baby walkers that have children seated inside of them. But like jumpers, the way babies are positioned in the gear itself have some experts warning that they too can lead to physical developmental issues.
Are bouncers bad for babies brains?
Risks of jumpers and bouncers Parents often use a bouncer as a space for letting their little ones snooze, but pediatricians and medical experts highly discourage this. The angled position can potentially contribute to SIDS. While these are considered safe from the get-go, that’s when they’re used properly.
What’s the difference between a jumperoo and an ExerSaucer?
Unlike regular jumpers, jumperoos don’t require the straps to be attached to a doorway. That means they are pretty easy to assemble and there is no danger of collapsing. You place your baby in the suspended seat of the product and he/she can safely bounce off the floor.
Can a baby test an ExerSaucer or jumperoo?
If the baby is too small, it might slip out or have trouble reaching the floor. If it is too heavy, it may damage or break the jumper. If any of your friends have an exersaucer or jumperoo, it may be a good idea to ask them if your baby can test it. This will allow you to see if your baby likes the jumper.
What are the pros and cons of exersaucers?
I spoke to a former colleague who is an Occupational Therapist to ask her for her views on the pros and cons of both exersaucers and jumperoos for the purpose of this article.
What can I use instead of an ExerSaucer?
Baby activity gyms (aka play mats) are an excellent alternative! The only drawback to these are that once your little one is moving, he probably won’t stay put for long. To learn about the many benefits of play mats, including how they can help with language development, click here.