Door-Frame Jumpers

Though once a common baby item, door-frame jumpers are no longer recommended for infant use. The danger from hanging jumpers occurs mainly when the clamp attached to the top of the door-frame comes loose, either from improper installation or from the baby jumping too hard. The baby can fall and the heavy clamp and cord or chain can fall on top of her.

In addition, some pediatricians believe that this kind of toy may over-exercise a baby’s legs and put too much strain on an infant’s bones and joints.

The stationary jumper or saucer is safer. These look like the old-fashioned walkers (which are also unsafe) but don’t have wheels.

See also ...

•  Dangers of Doorway Jumpers

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