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baby walker or jumperoo?

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lexyloub Thu 18-Jun-15 21:33:56

Which would you buy I don't think I've got enough space for both???

gamerchick Thu 18-Jun-15 21:34:41

How old?

ch1134 Thu 18-Jun-15 21:34:44

Neither. .. let them crawl!

WishUponAStar88 Thu 18-Jun-15 21:37:53

Jumparoo has been amazing for months and dd is still slightly too young for a walker. She is 8 months and has loved her jumparoo for months. Now she's crawling it's the one thing I can put her in to get stuff done like pee in peace

Hobby2014 Thu 18-Jun-15 21:38:35

Both have been used massively here. Jumperoo from earlier on then overlapped with walker. DS is 10months and still uses both. Walkers good for helping him learn to move now. Jumperoo he manages more time in. Our walker folds flat for space.

Slimmerforsummer Thu 18-Jun-15 21:52:15

Have a read at some research before investing in either.
I decided to avoid both.

Hobby2014 Thu 18-Jun-15 21:55:30

Can I ask what you found out and why you avoided both?

Artandco Thu 18-Jun-15 22:02:15

I Wouldn't use either as both bad for babies hips as put pressure on them before they are ready

lexyloub Thu 18-Jun-15 22:37:16

He's only 4 months so not really ready for either yet just wondering which to save for. Leaving him to crawl is not an option when I've got 2 other dc to look after too sometimes he needs to be left for a few minutes why I see to the other 2.

ch1134 Thu 18-Jun-15 23:09:24

Fair enough. In that case everyone I know who has a jumperoo loves it.

justbatteringon Thu 18-Jun-15 23:11:04


LucyBabs Thu 18-Jun-15 23:21:43

My dd now 7 had a walker, she loved being mobile following me around our apartment smile
I have read the research, well I did 7 years ago and decided it was safe. Thankfully never had problems with dds hips or with her walking, she walked at 13 months. She started using the walker at 8 months, and crawled at 10 months.

Ds is four in September we got a jumparoo as a present when he was 6 months. He loved it. Moved him on to a walker at 10 months (wasn't mobile) and he was like a rally driver I couldn't get over the speed of him! He did a one legged crawl at 12 months and walked at 17 months.

Both my dc only used the jumproo /walker when i was cooking or cleaning so by no means in it all day.

I never allowed them into the kitchen if I was cooking while they were using the walker and they were never near stairs to fall down.

Personally I'd go with a walker.. HTH.. Oh and sorry for the essay!

Alb1 Thu 18-Jun-15 23:27:58

I have both and I vote jumperoo, my DS loves it! He likes the walker for too but he doesn't last as long in it and couldn't go in it as early as he could with the jumperoo

ChablisTyrant Thu 18-Jun-15 23:36:54

Jumperoo!!! Never seen a baby who hates one yet.

Hardtoknow Thu 18-Jun-15 23:42:15

Whichever you get, get second hand.
I think the layout of your flat/house is a big factor in your decision. We went lent a walker for DC1 but rarely used it as we lived in an old cottage which was higgedly piggedly with small rooms and each room on a different level so she couldn't get far and, as we were renting, we were worried about her leaving marks on the wall. By the time DC2 came along, we had moved and were living in a more open plan place which we owned, we borrowed the same baby walker and he loved it. Both of them loved the jumperoo and knowing that they would be where I had left them once they had started crawling did have its advantages, especially for DC2 who didn't like the playpen.

shitebag Thu 18-Jun-15 23:42:37

Neither, I'm another who chose to avoid them both due to research and a nurse friend feeding me horror stories when I was pregnant with my first but lots of people use both without issue.

My youngest had a few shots in a Jumperoo at toddler group and my friends house and absolutely hated it! But she has never liked any sort of restraint so its not limited to that one thing.

NinjaLeprechaun Fri 19-Jun-15 07:13:37

When I asked my daughter's doctor, years and years ago when she was 4 months old but refused to sit in any type of seat or swing, she told me that she had seen shaken baby type injuries caused by jumparoos in babies under 6 months old. That was more than enough to have me deciding in favour of the walker. I'm not sure I'd trust them after 6 months either, in the interest of being extra cautious.
No stairs, safety gate blocking the kitchen door, and as soon as she was big enough to reach the ground move with any kind of ease the walker went away.

NorahBone Fri 19-Jun-15 13:57:55

If space or money is an issue I'd get a door bouncer and one of those push along walkers with activities on it once they can walk aided. If you want to be able to wee in peace get a jumparoo, I wouldn't leave a baby unsupervised in a walker.

lexyloub Fri 19-Jun-15 14:05:58

Thanks I'm going to go to the local baby sales to see if I can grab a good second hand jumperoo rather than fork out £90 for a new one grin

marmaladegranny Fri 19-Jun-15 14:13:08

Keep an eye on Amazon flash deals - SIL got their Jumperoo on one for a ridiculous price!

Branleuse Fri 19-Jun-15 14:15:07

have a look for the leap-frog learn n groove. Theyre just as good as the jumperoos, if not better, but they go for a lot cheaper second hand. My last two babies LOVED theirs and now my friend has got one, after not being able to find a jumperoo cheap enough, and she is delighted with it too

Branleuse Fri 19-Jun-15 14:15:35

can often get them for a tenner

shitebag Fri 19-Jun-15 16:50:54

This Kiddicare jumperoo type thing might be worth a look for £35?

knittingbee Mon 22-Jun-15 12:42:51

Both of mine loved the Jumperoo, but there's a space saver one now and that would have been ace as the regular one is massive. Was glad to sell mine last week!

Chchchchangeabout Mon 22-Jun-15 12:52:28

Jumperoo. Walkers cause a surprising amount of accidents.

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