Have fun and help your baby's development with jumpers and swings!
Baby jumper and swings are great way to keep your little one entertained while also helping with their development.
What ages can use baby bouncers, jumpers and swings?
- Most bouncers, baby rockers and swings are designed for babies from birth up to around 6 or 9 months old, although some can be used until your baby is crawling or walking.
- Doorway jumpers and many activity seats are usually only suitable for babies who can hold their head up unaided – usually from around 4 months old.
- Baby swings have a wide range of age limits, from newborns up to toddlers.
What are the different types of baby swings and jumpers?
There are several types of baby swings and jumpers on the market today. Choosing from a few different types of baby toys and activity can help with your baby's learning and development.
- Baby bouncers and rockers are a type of seat that helps your baby stay entertained and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Baby bouncers and rockers come in many different styles, such as those with a built-in toy bar or those that bounce on their own.
- Doorway jumpers attach to door frames and allow your baby to jump up and down. They also sometimes come with a variety of attached baby activity toys to keep your baby entertained.
- Baby swings and bouncers can often be used indoors or outdoors. Portable swings are also available, which are perfect for travelling with your baby.
- Activity centres also sometimes combine physical movement with different features, such as lights, music, and toys. For example, they may have a seat that rotates so your baby can play with toys all around them.
What are benefits of using a baby bouncer, jumper or swing?
There are several benefits of using a bouncer, jumper or swing for your baby:
- Entertainment – most products come with a variety of toys and activities to keep your baby entertained.
- Calming – the gentle rocking motion of some products can help to calm and soothe your baby.
- Stimulation – the bright colours and patterns on some bouncers, jumpers and swings can help to stimulate your baby’s senses.
- Physical activity – jumping and bouncing in a jumper or swing can help your baby to develop their muscles and coordination.
How do I choose the right bouncer, jumper or swing for my baby?
There are several things you need to consider when choosing a bouncer, jumper or swing for your baby:
- Age – as mentioned above, most products have an age range that they are suitable for.
- Size – you need to make sure that the product is the right size for your baby, as some are adjustable and others are not.
- Weight limit – all products have a maximum weight limit, so be sure to check this before making your purchase.
- Safety features – look for products that have been designed with safety in mind, such as those with a five-point harness or a sturdy base.
- Ease of use – some products are easier to set up and use than others, so be sure to read the product description carefully before making your purchase.
Are baby jumpers and swings safe?
When used correctly, baby jumpers and swings are safe for your little one. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully and never leave your baby unattended in a jumper or swing. Be sure to inspect the equipment regularly for any wear and tear, and always discontinue use immediately if you notice any damage. You should also consult your doctor or health professional if you have any concerns about using a bouncer, jumper or swing with your baby.
What other toys help with a baby's development?
There are many toys that can help with your baby’s development. A few examples include:
- Baby walkers - these also help your baby to develop their leg muscles and coordination.
- Push and pull toys – these help your baby to develop their muscles and coordination as they move the toy back and forth.
- Building blocks – these promote creative play and help your baby to develop their fine motor skills.
- Bath toys – these can help to make bath time more fun for your little one while also promoting sensory development.