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Question: What is an ExerSaucer?

Evenflo Exersaucer Bounce & Learn, Zoo Friends

$59.99


So, what’s the deal with exersaucers?

Our physical therapist has been our “go to” person for aside. She nixed the jumpers and high fives the exersaucer. We got ours from a friend an anxiously await the day Enzo can try it.

As I am paediatric Physiotherapist I feel that Jumperoo’s or Jolly Jumpers are out!!!! Exersaucers should only be used for a maximum of 20 minutes once a day!!! Yes they are great babysitters and good for allowing babies to use their hands to touch and play. They are also good to get little ones with low tone to start weight bearing through their legs. HOWEVER – we do find that children who are left in the exersaucer for too long do not develop their trunk rotational muscles, which may lead to a delay in transitional movements, especially if the child has low tone! Also if the child is fitted so that the feet are just touching, this may also result in toe walking – so make sure that the child is fitted so that the feet touch the base fully and that the knees are slightly bent!!!

Until what age does this exersaucer good for the baby?


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Wow! Exersaucer or jumperoo? Which one should you buy?

As I am paediatric Physiotherapist I feel that Jumperoo’s or Jolly Jumpers are out!!!! Exersaucers should only be used for a maximum of 20 minutes once a day!!! Yes they are great babysitters and good for allowing babies to use their hands to touch and play. They are also good to get little ones with low tone to start weight bearing through their legs. HOWEVER – we do find that children who are left in the exersaucer for too long do not develop their trunk rotational muscles, which may lead to a delay in transitional movements, especially if the child has low tone! Also if the child is fitted so that the feet are just touching, this may also result in toe walking – so make sure that the child is fitted so that the feet touch the base fully and that the knees are slightly bent!!!

As I am paediatric Physiotherapist I feel that Jumperoo’s or Jolly Jumpers are out!!!! Exersaucers should only be used for a maximum of 20 minutes once a day!!! Yes they are great babysitters and good for allowing babies to use their hands to touch and play. They are also good to get little ones with low tone to start weight bearing through their legs. HOWEVER – we do find that children who are left in the exersaucer for too long do not develop their trunk rotational muscles, which may lead to a delay in transitional movements, especially if the child has low tone! Also if the child is fitted so that the feet are just touching, this may also result in toe walking – so make sure that the child is fitted so that the feet touch the base fully and that the knees are slightly bent!!!