Kat ~ Sorry about the bad day. Hope today is better.
The marching band of the Commandant of the Marine Corps is performing on base today for free. I would like to take the boys but am having a hard time getting moving. It starts at 10:30. You'd think an hour would be enough time to get it together but I absolutely hate having to do get ready to go anywhere in the mornings.
I googled a little bit about the safety of jumpers yesterday. Most of the negative stuff was about walkers rather than jumpers but some people did put them in a similar category. There was some info that orthopedists maybe think the jumpers could be bad for the spine and legs.
Anecdotal info or experience is not equivalent to and does not negate scientific data. That doesn't mean that every scientific study is law but the two cannot be compared. If a scientific study shows that, on average, babies who were put in walkers or jumpers walked later than babies who were never put in one, then it's pretty safe to say there is a correlation between delayed walking and the use of walkers or jumpers. Think Bell Curve. There are still going to be some babies on the extreme ends of the spectrum. That doesn't mean that every baby who is put in one of those things will walk late (Although, they may walk later than they would have if not put in one, even if they walked early, but there's no way to know that after the fact.). It also doesn't mean that walking a little late because of using one of those things is a problem. It's just what it is.