Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jumperoo




Last weekend (the one before Father's Day) my parents were talking about how much Whitney loves to bob up and down and bounce around and wondered if we should look into getting Whitney one of the "jumping things" for babies. We never had one for Anne (although, we did borrow one of the doorway ones from a friend, and Anne loved it!) but we had been thinking the same thing, that Whitney would probably love one, and maybe it would encourage her to "bear weight" on her legs. I know there are some physical therapists who do not think "jumping things" and "activity centers" are very good ideas for kids with Down syndrome, but I checked with our therapist, and she said they are just fine, as long as you do not put your child in one for any long period of time. So... while we were in Lafayette on our way home from Chicago 2 weekends ago, my mom said she and my dad would like to get one for Whitney. I ran to Babies R Us and found a cute Fisher Price Jumperoo and Whitney absolutely LOVES it! We do not put her in it for any length of time, just a little bit here and there throughout the day. Her legs still are not quite long enough to touch the ground completely when she is in it, but if she bounces around enough, her feet do touch and she can "jump" around a little bit. Above are a couple of pictures in the jumperoo and below is a video clip of Whitney enjoying her new toy!


11 comments:

Ellen said...

The video is so awesome. It makes me miss seeing your girls so much. Way to go, Whitney. She looks great!

Laurie said...

Im totally laughing right now bc as I'm reading this, Dylan is in his exact same Jumperoo bopping around!! : )

Just wanted to say that our PT suggested putting a thick book as well as a bathmat under Dylan's feet bc his aren't quite long enough to touch the ground either. That way, he is learning how to bear weight...

Sharon said...

What fun! It looks like she loves it.

Adrienne said...

Too cute!

Michelle said...

Cute video! Kayla's PT said the same thing - they were fine as long as she wasn't in it for hours LOL I think it will help her get some practice in with bearing weight and pushing off for jumping.

The As said...

Adorable! I want one :)

Monica Crumley said...

Looks like Anne's the best big sis around. Whitney looks very happy in her jumperoo. Beautiful girls!

Ruby's Mom said...

Lol!We just got Ruby this very same Jumperoo this past weekend!She loves it!
Your video is so cute!

Rebecca said...

She looks so happy! That's a pretty spiffy apparatus. Anne looks like she's having as much fun as Whitney.

kathy.stadler said...

How very sweet!
God bless all.
Love, Aunt Kathy

My name is Sarah said...

Oh Whitney is adorable is her jumparoo. I think big sister likes it too.