Oct 15, 2009

Jolly Jumper Solution

If you hadn't noticed in my pics of Jane in the Jolly Jumper, it was basically set up in my bathroom! Like a lot of newer houses, our main floor is completely open... no doorways and, therefore, no where to put the Jolly Jumper, except for in the doorway to the bathroom. Yucko and crappo.

My fabulous Mom and Dad visited for Thanksgiving, however, and came up with an awesome solution. My Dad screwed two big hooks right into the beams in our ceiling - one in the living room and one in the kitchen. It's awesome! Now, I can blog, clean, cook, anything while Jane jumps around happy as a lark. I also don't have to worry that she'll bump into the doorway somehow as it seemed to get pretty close sometimes!

Anybody can do this, it's not hard. Just use a stud-finder to find your ceiling beams and do it up! I know that there are stands that you can buy for the Jolly Jumper but why pay the extra dough when this cost us $3.99, saves a ton of space and seems A LOT safer (I can basically hang off the hook it's so sturdy)! Plus, like I said, it's easily moved from room to room!

Thought I'd share this idea with ya seeing as I'm sure I'm not the only one out there trying to find a way to put their Jolly Jumper in a place that's safe, convenient and allows us to enjoy watching our little ones giggle and play.

Here's a video to explain what I'm talking about in case my MB prevents me from making sense to anybody but myself... :)



Jen


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8 comments:

Mandy Jo said...

Thank goodness for papa's!!! I love it! She is soo happy in that!! Sierra never liked hers:(

Mike and Kate said...

Looks like she loves the jolly jumper! How old was she when she started using it?

Jen said...

I started her in the JJ at 3 months... it took her probably two weeks before she'd do more than just kind of stand there but now she loves it!

Anonymous said...

FYI-You can buy jolly jumpers that are on a stand that you can move from room to room and no damage to your house

MommyBrain said...

What a great idea! I totally understood your explanation, btw, but I just love, love, love seeing little ones jumping in JJ ... so I watched the video - and laughed out loud - three times :) She is such a cutie pie!

ColtonCat said...

Love your video, that could be Portia. Really good idea putting the jumper into the cieling beam, I purchased the version that comes with a stand so that I can have her play in the living room with the rest of us.

My little blog post with pictures of Portia in her Jumper is over here...

Anonymous said...

That was my idea too, until lmy dad pointed out that the chain isn't long enough, he'd be basically floating in mid air, how did you solve that?

Jen said...

Hey - re: chain not long enough, ours was. I don't know if it's that our chain is longer or our baby is :p

Your other option - buy a longer chain. You can buy chain at home depot or any home store and attach it.