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Is it possible to train a baby to bounce in a door bouncer?

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ClareBaldingsHair Wed 14-Nov-12 16:36:54

Or are they either 'bouncers' or 'non-bouncers'?

DontCallMeBaby Wed 14-Nov-12 16:38:30

Never managed it with DD! She used to spin on one foot, perfectly happy doing that. At 8 she's been doing trampolining lessons for five years, so she's not naturally disinclined to bounce, just didn't seem to 'get' the door bouncer!

BertieBotts Wed 14-Nov-12 16:40:50

Jumperoos can be better, because they have a distraction with all the little toys etc and then kick their legs in excitement and suddenly realise they're jumping! I think the door bouncers must be a bit boring for them before they get the hang of it as they just hang there grin

DS had a jumperoo and it took him a few weeks/months to get the hang of it.

Mintyy Wed 14-Nov-12 16:41:14

How long have you been trying? Dd took to it like a duck to water and bounced her little babygro feet off! I could put her in it for half an hour in the kitchen doorway and she was sooooooooo happy. We've got photo after photo of her in her bouncer.

Ds got it eventually (he just sort of dangled there looking bemused at first) but he never loved it in the same way as dd.

tostaky Wed 14-Nov-12 22:07:35

Mine is def a non-bouncer! smile he just look puzzled when I put him there... Like what are you doing mummy??? Do you think this is funny?? No, no, no... I'd prefer to lay on my back and put my feet in my mouth!

IWillOnlyEatBeans Wed 14-Nov-12 22:10:22

DS just used to spin in circles. He is 2.9 now and refuses to go on bouncy castles or trampolines. Definitely a non-bouncer!

lemontwist Wed 14-Nov-12 22:13:01

Neither of mine managed to bounce a single bounce. Just hung there loooking a bit bemused.

lemontwist Wed 14-Nov-12 22:14:50

DS1 used to love to push DS2 in his "swing" though.

LunaticFringe Wed 14-Nov-12 22:16:21

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neontetra Wed 14-Nov-12 22:18:03

My dd is all about the bouncing. She's not very cerebral or contemplative! I wouldn't bother pushing the bouncing if I were you. Before you know it they also want you to bounce them endlessly on your lap, leading to total arm agony!

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