I guess I’m going to be … I dunno… “that person…”
“For Better or for Worse” is Canadian, and Jolly Jumper is a Canadian brand.
But I’m surprised Lynn reruns this, or still makes that comment…
Back then, in the early 90’s, jumpers were considered a good way to keep kids entertained and out from underfoot.
But not any more…. all baby jumpers and walkers have been banned in Canada since early in this century.
Pediatricians and chiropractors advise against them here, too…
They’re still available, but even the product instructions nowadays say not to use them for more than 15 or 20 minutes at a time, under supervision.
The soft fabric seats with leg holes can cause hip dysplasia, and by being stood upright too early, sometimes young babies like April develop spinal curvatures.
Their immature bodies need to get stronger lying on their tummies, and gradually learning to crawl, developing muscles to help their spines deal with gravity, till they can pull themselves upright.
Some of the newer models have wider, stiff seats, that they can actually sit on for a while.
but AFTER they’re crawling.