Here is a decent review of the Merry Muscles Ergonomic Jumper Exerciser Baby Bouncer. It’s a bit different than a lot of the other products that we’ve reviewed, but we really think it’s worth an inspection.
It has been scientifically designed by an occupational therapist, and you’ll find out why that is important later. It allows baby to exercise or sit back and relax. The design holds baby in a way that is very comfortable. The special design also ensures that there is no way to climb out.
The upper thighs and buttocks support baby’s weight, and it doesn’t put pressure on the vital organs. It’s setup at a specific angle that lets baby bounce using the soles of his or her feet. Other products make them use their tip toes, which can cause ‘toe walking’ later in life.
The proper way to walk is heel to toe, and this product teaches exactly that. You can use this product from 2 months all the way up to 2 years or until 40 pounds. We like this product because it cradles the hips, which prevents baby from bouncing around with stiff legs.
It also eliminates the possibility of joint or bone injuries that can be caused by impact. The back portion of the jumper provides full head and spine support, and the front bib stops baby from getting tangled or falling forward. The seat is made from a soft fabric, so it won’t leave cuts.
We really like that this model gives baby the choice of exercising or relaxing. The product comes with a screw-in hook, which is perfect for hanging the product form the ceiling or doorframe.
There is enough chain that comes with the product to hang it on a ceiling as high as 9 feet. However, if you have higher ceilings, you can REQUEST a longer chain.
The Pros and Cons
One of the issues with this product is that the stitching on one side of the seat must be removed as the child grows. However, this particular model has some of the BEST reviews out of any available baby jumper – and we couldn’t ignore that.
To make sure the product is setup safely, it’s VERY important to read the instructions. Fortunately, assembly isn’t difficult at all. The hook that is included isn’t going to cause any serious damage to your home.
Although the price might seem a bit high, it’s worth it because you will be able to use this jumper for multiple kids. It’s even better than the swings you find at the park. Due to the way it’s designed, this jumper REALLY helps baby to get good exercise.
Most babies will find it very entertaining. There is a good chance that it will keep baby bouncing for hours at a time, and this is time that you won’t have to spend sitting on the floor holding them.
Yes, this product seems like it was probably manufactured for $10, but when you consider that it will give baby hundreds of hours of entertainment, the decision is very easy to make.
There is a huge amount of value offered here for an affordable price. We need to stress the importance of installing this product correctly. If you don’t pay attention and install it the right way, you’re taking a serious risk.